The most popular laying patterns - a selection
The regular pattern is also known as English pattern or half pattern. And half is the name of the game here: you lay the strips parallel to each other, but offset by half a strip. As a variant, you can also have the parquet strips laid diagonally in the room.
Effect: This regular laying is something for order lovers. The pattern has a harmonious effect. The choice of sorting or furniture can also be a little more special. In this way, the parquet floor provides calm in rooms with many pieces of furniture.
Old German bond
The Old German bond is similar to the regular bond. The sticks are again laid parallel to each other, but not staggered. The pattern is interrupted with a short stick turned 90 degrees. For this, the staves must be shortened professionally.
Effect: The laying pattern does not appear quite as calm as the regular bond. It is more lively and wants to unfold its spatial effect.
The parallel strip is the basis of the first two strips. The only difference is that the parquet strips are at the same height without being interrupted. The installation pattern is also suitable for combining several types of wood within one area.
Effect: The most modern spatial effect is achieved with this installation. The surface is restrained and lends a geometric atmosphere through its order.
The irregular bond, also known as wild bond, also consists of parallel laid sticks that are offset in the laying flow, without an order.
Effect: In this laying, the least planning and calculation is done. The effect is correspondingly lively to wild. But it is precisely this that emphasises the individuality of each individual stick as a piece of nature.
This challenging installation is a real classic that is absolutely back in fashion. The parquet strips are laid at right angles to each other.
Effect: The single herringbone version looks more filigree, while double herringbone looks more solid. What both have in common is a great play of light on the surface, but it also needs its space. Herringbone parquet is suitable for large rooms without carpets, but sometimes with an edge frieze.
The cube pattern is also called cube bond or board pattern. First, several parquet strips are joined together to form squares, which are then laid horizontally and vertically, always alternating. Here, too, the use of different types of wood is recommended.
Effect: The cube bond is reminiscent of a chessboard and brings two worlds together: a striking pattern and a balanced effect.
The basis of a ladder floor or ladder bond is a parallel bond. Two installation patterns alternate: Next to a row of parallel-laid rods lies a vertically inserted single row.
Effect: A ladder bond makes rooms look larger, offers the eye something to explore, but does not distract too much from the furnishings.