floor patterns: can make or break a
great deck design! From simple straight or diagonal decking to elaborate
herringbone patterns you need to know which pattern to apply.
Straight & Diagonal: ideal for smaller
decks or deck sections, as is usually limited to length of decking boards.
Also nice to have multi level decks using alternating directions.
Single herringbone: very pleasing
visually! Adds great interest to even simple decks! We rarely charge any
extra for this option as we are well prepared and accustomed to working this
into most of our decks. it also adds strength and rigidity especially to
higher and free standing decks.
we cannot stress enough how something like a custom floor
pattern will dress up even a small simple deck, and make it much more
appealing then just some straight decking boards, which can look like a pile
of lumber on a plain jane deck.
Combo patterns: can be quite nice and
versatile. Again adding interest to overall design and diagonal boards add
strength. This pattern shown works best with symmetrical 3 bay decks. Also,
practical at times is a series of straight bays to capitalize on maximum
decking lengths without having to cut in random splices.
Alternating diagonal sections separated by a rib board. This is our
favorite choice, with the most visual appeal. We developed this
technique for larger decks as there is no size deck we cannot make this
system work. Again, as we specialize in this decking floor system, and many
custom high end custom deck features but do not charge extra for this deck
pattern. We are often asked if herringbone floor pattern produces extra
scraps or is a wasteful deck pattern, but it is surprising how just the
opposite is true, we are able to use all lengths of lumber and fit in most
every cut off where the boards get shorter.