11 Unique Hardwood Floor Designs and Ideas for Your Home

You'll be *floored* by these inspiring ideas.

hardwood floor designs
Michael Graydon

From classic planks to gorgeous chevron, one-of-a-kind patterns and eclectic reclaimed planks, let these flooring trends and timeless styles inspire your next project. Also check out our guide to hardwood flooring costs and types and the best hardwood floor alternatives for more ideas.

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painted pattern
Eric Piasecki/Otto
Painted Pattern

For the homeowner who's not afraid to try something different, a contrasting pattern is a sure way to liven up old wood floors that need some TLC. You can try it in your home with two colors, or use just one hue to showoff your floors natural finish.

RELATED: The Best Colors for Painting Hardwood Floors

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limed floors
Lisa Romerein/Otto
Limed Floors

These pretty planks embody that effortless, laid back, and casual style you find in beach cottages making them perfect for summer homes, waterside residences, or spaces featuring wicker furniture and other coastal country staples.

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Maree Homer/Trunk Archive
Whitewashed Floors

Take a cue from the timeless farmhouse tradition (white wash dates back to colonial times) and give your floors the same treatment.

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bespoke pattern
Max Kim-Bee
Bespoke Pattern

A home filled with antiques, unique artwork, and treasures collected from around the world deserves a one-of-a-kind flooring to match your one-of-a-kind style. Enter the bespoke flooring. Here a basket weave pattern laid in tiles creates a welcoming entryway.

RELATED: Wood Tiles Are the Easiest Way to Refresh Your Floors

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parquet tiles
Simon Upton/Interior Archive
Parquet Tiles

If retro styles speak to your nostalgic soul, then these are the wood floors for you. An unusual geometric wood parquet tile will make your home standout from your neighbors. Plus, these beauties pair perfectly with midcentury furniture and other vintage finds.

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herringbone pattern
Courtesy of Devol Kitchens
Herringbone Pattern

While an eye-catching pattern like this takes time to install, the ends results will be well worth it—trust us! You may also want to consider even more unusual arrangements like chevron or honeycomb.

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ebonized floors
Lisa Romerein
Ebonized Floors

This rich and elegant flooring option (FYI it's a chemical treatment, not a stain) is the perfect source of contrast for an all-white country kitchen.

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painted hardwood
Annie Schlechter
Painted Hardwood

Warm up your home and make it feel like a cozy, intimate country cottage with painted floors. Not sure where to start? Choose from one of our favorite hues (we loves whites, greens, and grays) for a base that will complement any home decor style.

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reclaimed wood
Annie Schlechter
Various Plank Sizes

Whether you're refurbishing and repairing your own damaged floors, or putting reclaimed planks to use in a space, mixing and matching various sizes is a must-try. It's both a cost effective option and easy solution for areas missing chunks of wood or planks. And with a dark stain used all over, the floors will looking both interesting and unified. The designer of this mountain house, architect James Carter says you should try it "to create a more intimate look."

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bare white oak
Courtesy of Stacey Brandford
Bare Floors

These stunning floors prove the old adage "less is more" still rings true. These stain-free white oak floors are a worthwhile investment you'll treasure for decades to come.

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diamond pattern
Michael Graydon
Diamond Pattern

Bold floors in your entryway instantly let guests know, this is no ordinary home! You'll want to let an intricate pattern steal the show, so pair it with whites, neutrals, and other timeless design elements.

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