Laying Bamboo or Wood Floor on the Diagonal

diagonal wood floorOne of the questions Kim and I are asked most often is which way to lay the bamboo or wood floors. Horizontal? Vertical?

Often the better and best choice is on the diagonal. However I am told this method requires a higher level of craftmanship and produces a larger amount of product waste.

If the home is deep and narrow, you like want to go with horizontal. If the home is wide and shallow in depth, you like want to use vertical. Same goes if you are just doing one room. The room will feel even more long and narrow if you place the wood in a vertical position vs. a horizontal layout.

But don’t overlook that third answer, on the diagonal, particularly in smaller homes.