Nailing down what type of flooring you want in your house is hard enough, but when you add in trying to choose a pattern it gets even harder. One of the pros for Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the endless pattern options that they come in!

Here are some of the various pattern options for LVP listed by MSI:


Offset, also known as brick or running bond, is where the tiles or planks are offset by half of its width. This universal pattern for both types of flooring is one of the most common, traditional flooring patterns you’ll see. However, you can change the 50/50 offset to be a 40/60 or 30/70 offset for a more interesting and varied pattern.


Stagger is another common pattern where the vinyl tile or planks are arranged on alternating sides of a centerline so that the seams appear to be random. The first row should end in a short piece, so you’ll start the second row at the end of the first row with a long piece to achieve a staggered look. The third row starts at the end of the second row with another short piece that’s different in length. For a more staggered style, start each fourth row with a plank that’s been cut by a few inches. Repeat the alternating rows until finished. It’s also a great way to showcase two or three colors of vinyl or styles that include various tones.


Grid, also known as stack bond, is a pattern where all vertical and horizontal points of the LVT or LVP are aligned instead of offsetting or staggering the pieces. Because of the perfectly symmetrical positioning, this universal grid pattern creates a more contemporary or modern look.


Corridor is a type of grid flooring pattern that’s offset by intervening rows, so it mixes a set of horizontal rows sandwiched by vertical columns. It’s a great way to play with color when it comes to vinyl planks where you can mix brown and gray tones or dark and light wood tones to make the pattern more of a showstopper!


Herringbone, often confused with chevron, is a classic pattern that imitates the look of fish scales by connecting two planks at a 90-degree angle. The sophisticated style is stunning, but it’s another costly look as a result of extra materials and a labor-intensive installation. When laying out a herringbone pattern, the points of the zigzag should either be parallel to the longest wall of a room or facing the window.


Random is an arrangement where the LVT or LVP flooring is placed in no particular order. The aimless design creates a versatile look and can be used to feature one favorite color or to showcase multiple vinyl hues.


Diagonal is a special, particular pattern that’s offset but on a 45-degree angle. This change in angle is what adds dimension and uniqueness to any space. While it also makes a home look refreshed and upscale, the rare pattern does cost more to complete because of the extra cuts required and additional time needed for labor.