Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Black and white flooring on the diagonal........?

...or straight in a row??

Decisions, decisions....we will have the mudroom floor, entryway floor, and bathroom all done in black and white vinyl tile.  At first it seemed like an easy decision.  Now however, we have run into the conundrum of either setting them on the diagonal or straight across.  We lean toward straight in a row, but we're not 100% sure.

Some schools of thought seem to say diagonal is more "formal" but others say it's too "busy" on the eyes.
Straight in a row seems to look more "orderly and neat" but others say it's more "contemporary".

Anyone have thoughts either way?

UPDATE 10/2011: We had to change our plans for the flooring, you can read all about it by clicking HERE.  It's always something with an old house.


Anonymous said...

I vote for straight across!

1st Man said...

@anon: thanks for the vote, alas, we had to change our plans. With the new flooring I don't think it can be anything but straight across.