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Plank flooring direction: Which way should I install luxury vinyl?

Nowadays, luxury vinyl flooring reigns supreme in the renovation world ? and there's an excellent reason for it! With modern, high-tech engineering, trending, attractive styles, and a price tag that's very hard to beat, you're looking at the hottest flooring on the market. More and more homeowners are opting for this impressive, eco-friendly installation ? are you? If so, chances are you?re thinking about every aspect of installation, including which direction to run the floors. In the end, the decision comes mostly down to preference. However, we'd like to offer you the following tips to help you figure out what to do on the renovation day.?

Consider the shape of the room

Normally, luxury vinyl planks should run lengthwise in narrow spaces, such as corridors and hallways. Also, installers usually lay them down parallel to the longest wall. Doing so will make small spaces appear wider and bigger.

Let the room guide the direction

Consider the grain, color, and shape of the planks, since these features may affect the room aesthetics, and as such, can play a role in while direction they should be installed. For instance, if you lay down flooring in the direction of the natural lighting, then you may be able to use this to highlight some pleasing features of the room, playing up the area and making it more beautiful.

Follow the natural lighting

Traditionally, luxury vinyl planks are installed towards the main source of light. In areas with an entryway or a large window, features that normally add natural light, lay down floors in the same direction as the light source. This is not a hard rule, however, so it's a good idea to discuss placement with installers before the renovation.

There?s no rush ? take your time!

Take your time to decide which way you'd like to lay down the planks. The direction you choose will have a major impact on the overall feel of the room and its style, so don't rush to decide quickly. Speaking to a showroom professional will help you figure out the best layout for your space to ensure you get the picturesque room you're looking for.

At Bayland Flooring, our showroom experts in New Franken, WI are here to help you figure out all your flooring needs. Come on down to check out the latest designs and styles for your upcoming renovation!