Which spatial effect are you aiming to create?
Whether your space is small, large, or wide, there is a suitable parquet flooring option for every room. Apart from the laying pattern, two key factors influence the visual impact: the laying direction and the size of the wood.
The pattern and the direction in which the parquet is laid play a significant role in shaping the room:
Laying Patterns for Short Rooms
Achieving an optical elongation is possible. To achieve this effect, lay the flooring parallel to the long wall of the room. With parquet, the tips of the blocks should point towards the short sides of the room. The block size, as well as the spacing and borders, can visually enhance the perception of room size.
Laying Patterns for Narrow Rooms
If you want to make a narrow hallway appear more spacious, laying parquet flooring across the room's width visually widens it. Conversely, long, tube-shaped rooms appear shorter when the parquet is laid this way.
Laying Patterns for Small Rooms
For small rooms, opt for small parquet blocks and intricate patterns to visually enlarge the space. The smaller the individual piece, the larger the room will appear. Additionally, adding more intermediate borders creates an illusion of spaciousness.
Laying Patterns for Large Rooms
On the other hand, using large parquet pieces can make rooms appear smaller. Incorporating a wide or dark border can counterbalance this effect and help maintain a sense of proportion in larger spaces.
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