Choosing the right hardwood flooring is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when designing a home. The first step is
choosing the right material, but the fun part is selecting a style, color and finish that will set the tone for your home’s overall look and feel. From Parisian-inspired herringbone to pale wide plank hardwood floors, get inspired with these classic and cool hardwood flooring styles.
Scroll down to discover our top picks for hardwood flooring styles!
This is a classic choice that also brings instant character and elegance to a room. This French-inspired flooring style brings a sense of timelessness to this Vancouver home, while the pale white oak finish creates a modern West-coast feel.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source: House & Home Kitchens + Baths 2021
Designer: Melanie Finkleman, Hazel + Brown Design
Narrow Plank Floors
While wide plank floors have grown in popularity in modern homes, narrow strip hardwood floors are still a classic look. If you’re lucky enough to uncover these floors in your home, you may choose to refinish them, as seen in this renovated Toronto kitchen.
Photographer: Angus Fergusson
Source: Angus Fergusson
Designer: Olivia Botrie, Dart Studio
Knotty Pine Floors
Whether you’re looking to create a rustic ski-chalet feel, or just want to bring warmth into your home, knotty-pine floors are a classic choice. These floors feel modern yet cozy in this stone ski-chalet that was transformed into an all-season home.
Photographer: Sylvie Li
Source: House & Home October 2021
Designer: Laurence Pons Lavigne and Mélanie Cherrier, Blanc Marine Intérieurs
Pale Wide-Plank Floors
Wide-plank floors have become one of the most popular flooring choices for new builds and renovated homes. New white oak floors make a big impact in this serene loft-style condo.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home September 2021
Painted Wood Floors
Painted hardwood floors are a fun way to reinvent your floors without a big investment. In this Prince Edward County farmhouse, the floors are painted in Benjamin Moore’s
Venetian Portico, bringing a soft, romantic feel to the space.
Chevron Wood Floors
A beautiful chevron pattern graces the floors of this Parisian-apartment. Chevron floors (a parquet method where the boards meet in a V) is another Paris-chic flooring style that makes a strong statement.
Photographer: Joann Pai
Source: House & Home September 2019
Designer: Jackie Kai Ellis
Square Parquet Floors
With all-things-vintage having a major moment in 2022, these geometric parquet floors feel avant-garde in this architecturally-cool hallway.
Photographer: Clive Nichols, Gap Interiors
Designer: Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen
Pencil-point Wood Plank Flooring
Tile doesn’t need to have all the fun when it comes to geometric flooring. These pencil-point wood plank floors with inlays of brass and black marble bring a fun and unexpected feel to this elegant living room.