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How to choose your luxury vinyl tile laying pattern

So you’ve chosen your brand new LVT flooring after ordering free samples and are ready to start fitting. In this guide, we’ll outline and explain the different vinyl floor laying patterns that you can choose from; from trending chequerboard to traditional herringbone.

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13th Jun 23

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LVT patterns

Choosing what pattern to lay your tiles is the next step, and can really make a difference to the overall look of your LVT floor.

floor laying patterns guide

Herringbone floor laying pattern

Traditional and immediately recognisable, herringbone flooring has been popular for a long time; elegant and timeless, this laying pattern features luxury vinyl tiles that are angled at ninety degrees to one another to create a ‘V’ or zig-zag effect. This laying pattern can cleverly draw the eye up, making a room feel bigger and longer and creating the illusion of a wider space. Our shorter planks and parquet wood-effect tiles look effortlessly stylish laid as a herringbone design. Bordering with full-size planks around the edge can create added grandeur to your interior scheme.

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Checkerboard floor laying pattern

Checkerboard flooring is trending right now, with everyone talking about how to bring the check look into our homes. Checkerboard flooring can be both traditional and modern; whether you opt for a black and white check using Square Stove Black and Linen White, or something a little more contemporary such as Squares Bay Blue or Latte White & Ecru. The checkered laying pattern needs little explaining!

Stack bond laying pattern

Stack bond refers to a floor pattern in which the tiles are stacked on top of each other to give a look of continuous horizontal and vertical joints. This is a neat and contemporary laying pattern that works well with many of our collections including our Northmore, Lattice and Dovetail range’s as well as our stone-effect LVT. The overall look will be calm, symmetrical and create a wonderful flow to your room.

Half bond laying pattern

A half bond laying pattern is when tiles are arranged in horizontal rows with each row staggered against the row below. The difference between a sketcher and brick half bond is the size of the tile; the latter being most suited to our Little Bricks and wood plank collections. A brick bond is a classic and timeless look, always proving popular for both modern and traditional homes.

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Random staggered laying pattern

Sometimes, you may want to go a little more traditional; our range of wood planks can be laid in a more natural random and staggered manner to give a true sense of an original real-wood floor. This can add more authenticity to your floor and make a truly homely space. Why not try with one of our MSeries designs such as Coppice or Tawn?

Basket-weave laying pattern

Reminiscent of rustic basket weaves and textiles, a basket laying pattern is a fantastic choice to add geometric, contemporary appeal to your LVT floor. Ideally used with our Little Bricks collection or our shorter wood-effect LVT planks or parquet woods, this laying pattern can be really effective in a smaller space where you’re looking to add eye-catching impact; such as a utility room, or a dining nook.

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