patterns in wood

Before I dive into today’s content, I wanted to ease into the day with some serious floor pattern beauty. I dream of having a budget big enough to redo a room with reclaimed wood floors like this, but until then, I’ll stare at these pictures (and then back at my room again) and imagine they’re my own. These patterned wooden floors are from Exquisite Surfaces and are made using reclaimed antique French Oak wood. They sure beat the nasty linoleum I had in my first apartment. xo, grace

*For more floor porn, check out these wooden herringbone floors from one of our Parisian sneak peeks . . .

  1. Ashley says:

    Oooh. Those are beautiful floors, thanks for sharing!

  2. Nancy in Cincinnati says:

    Three years ago I spent a week in a rented apartment in Paris with my sister, my two daughters, a college friend and her daughter. There were gorgeous herringbone floors throughout, just like the first photo, and I’ve coveted them in my own place ever since! Exquisite!

  3. Katie says:

    So stunning xo

  4. Susan says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, and so Parisian!

  5. Patty B. says:

    Great post! Another great example of patterned hardwood floors is on The Ellen Degeneres Show! Not only did the designer choose a pattern, but also decided to utilize different stains. I’m in love with her floors!

  6. Rachel Tatem says:

    I love the old wood floors. Too amazing

  7. Those floors are absolutely stunning. And I’m drooling over the fact that they’re reclaimed wood. Maybe someday, eh?

  8. Julia says:

    I’ll go ahead and make the most obnoxious and stupid comment ever registered in D*S, for which I apologize in advance but do it because I feel it’s the right thing to do (I woke up in self-righteous mode it seems). Well…

    while I can appreciate the beauty and interest of the pictures, I hate the texture of those floors. The first one is a nightmare, it’d make me trip all the time and would make things like moving a chair or a table on casters an extreme adventure – because it would get stuck and tip all too easily, and believe me, you really don’t want that.

    The second, looks as if it were visited by moths… Am I wrong? And the third one looks ratty, thirsty for wax or a treatment.

    Again, the patterns and mixture of hues make the pictures look interesting, beautiful even, but I’d hate to be anywhere the real thing. Well… I took it off my chest and I hope no one got offended.

  9. Blair says:

    grace, have you seen these amazing colorful parquet floors from raw-edges?

    (click on ‘wall to wall’ and ‘stella mccartney store’. the rest of their work is fantastic as well.)

  10. My gosh, if I had those floor I would never buy a rug. Absolutely gorgeous.

  11. Grateful to Design Sponge for highlighting our work once again. The third photo is of a floor we had installed for our room at the Kips Bay Show House. Exquisite floor donated the flooring, finished to our specs. They were terrific to work with. We only wish we could have kept the flooring ourselves.

  12. Andrea says:

    This is just lovely! It’s great how the floors are made from reclaimed wood.

    The french originally stated the parquet floor technique to make the interiors look endless. (My little fact for architecture school) :)

  13. Great post Grace! I love those floor boards!!!

  14. I could just die looking at these! Is it crazy to get so excited over wood floors?

  15. I’ve always had a soft spot for herringbone floors! My dream home would be filled with them ;)

  16. I’m with Julia – while I love the pattern & texture – the upkeep alone would make them so not worth my while. And the bumpiness would drive me batty!
    I’d love the same herringbone pattern done in a faux way with different colored stains though!

  17. caroline says:

    I also love patterned hardwood floor. I’m hoping my future house will have one.. I bet they are expensive though.

  18. Irene L. says:

    This is the kind of floor our new home has, the only problem, with me that is, is that the cracks get dirt in them and it’s hard to clean. What kind of stuff can I use to “seal” it?


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