Herringbone Wood Flooring
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Herringbone Wood Flooring
What is Herringbone Wood Flooring?
Herringbone wood flooring has been a popular form of parquet for centuries, dating back to the Roman era. The characteristic pattern is created by using simple rectangular blocks which are laid at an angle – traditionally, the blocks were cut short but modern methods now allow for a range of sizes, up to 600mm, to create a more contemporary finish. The distinctive appearance and classic look make herringbone wood flooring a popular choice that delivers excellent versatility to compliment all styles of homes. Herringbone wood flooring provides decorative flair with durability, with wear-resistant surface and a sturdy base.
While herringbone is visually impressive, it has traditionally been quite an expensive flooring option due to the intricacies of installing it. But modern options have allowed this style of flooring to be far more easily installed, as well as cheaper to produce, which has made it a more cost-effective option. As the layers of wood run perpendicular to one another, the plants aren’t susceptible to warping or movement, which makes them a great option in a variety of spaces and means they can even be installed over underfloor heating. Herringbone flooring offers versatility, as it can be adapted to suit the room’s design to be either a subtle pattern or a more complex and commanding aesthetic.
Durability of Herringbone Wood Flooring
One of the many benefits of herringbone wood flooring is that it’s incredibly durable, making it ideal for everyday use. The layout of the panels makes it much stronger than straight panels of solid hardwood flooring or laminate, which also means that it has a long lifespan. A properly-fitted herringbone floor can last decades if well-cared for. Engineered wood flooring has a robust surface layer that can be refinished at least a few times to maintain the appearance if it becomes scratched or dented, compared to laminate flooring which cannot be refinished.
Variety of Herringbone Wood Flooring
We offer a wide variety of colours to choose from, from neutral tones such as classic oiled wood and Nordic beach to light brown, black and white for a more contemporary look. In addition to a choice of colours and shades, herringbone wood flooring also comes in several lengths and thicknesses. It provides an impressive look that works in a range of spaces, from bedrooms and living rooms to conservatories and kitchens.
Herringbone wood flooring is not difficult to install, but it requires some forward planning, both in terms of the layout and also in preparing the wood panels. Before installing herringbone wood flooring, you need to ensure that the boards are acclimatised before installation. This means keeping the flooring in its packaging and storing it horizontally in the room it will be installed in for a minimum of 72 hours so that it has chance to adjust to the climate of the room. You should also measure the room and plan the layout in advance to ensure that the pattern is installed properly.
Herringbone Wood Flooring Samples
With such a range of colours and textures to choose from, it’s important to check that the choice you make is right for the room. It’s a good idea to combine a sample with our online images so you can get a better idea of how the flooring will look when installed. We offer up to three samples per customer which we’ll send via Royal Mail for a hassle-free way of checking how the colour you’ve chosen will look.