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The very uniqueness of herringbone makes it a perfect choice for both traditional and contemporary interiors.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: May 30, 2019

Different Types of Herringbone / Parquet Flooring

Herringbone flooring is parquet floors with a herringbone design. Individual boards are arranged in the form of rectangles in a zigzag manner to create a herringbone pattern, which forms a stunning visual effect.

A French design by origin, the herringbone pattern seems to have originated in the mid to late 1600s. It was a popular flooring pattern that Europeans preferred for their castles and family mansions centuries ago.

The very uniqueness of herringbone makes it a perfect choice for both traditional and contemporary interiors.

Why Herringbone Flooring is Popular

The herringbone flooring design is widely preferred for modern homes and commercial spaces. The design is adaptable – it can gel with the background and create a subtle effect or have a dominating presence, any way you want it!

The zigzag pattern gives an illusion of movement, which imparts a sense of spaciousness to smaller interiors. Herringbone lends depth to smaller rooms, which imparts exceptional character to the interiors.

Given its popularity, the herringbone pattern is available in a variety of options.

Solid Hardwood Herringbone Floors

Solid hardwood herringbone floors combine the luxury of solid hardwood with the beauty of herringbone design. Solid oak is the most common wood species used for herringbone parquet. However, herringbone designs in exotic species such as mahogany are not unheard of.

Engineered Herringbone Floors

Herringbone engineered wood floors are practical floors that can be used for moisture-prone areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. These floors do not warp or buckle even under extreme conditions. As a result, you’ll always have a stunning, stable, strong and safe floor underfoot.

Laminate Herringbone Floors

With a laminate herringbone floor, you get to enjoy the stunning beauty of herringbone design and the marvellous practicality of laminate.

These floors feature a tough surface, which makes them an ideal choice for spaces that experience heavy foot traffic. They are moisture-resistant and can withstand stains, scratches, dents and hard knocks without suffering damage. Laminate herringbone floors are very affordable too.

Vinyl Herringbone Floors

Herringbone vinyl floors are stunning, hardwearing and easy to clean. A high-end decorative layer lends incredible authenticity to the herringbone design.

These floors feature a multi-layer structure, which makes them extremely stable and moisture-resistant. A tough wear layer and a UV-coated surface protect the floors from wear and tear, stains, scratches and impact by falling objects. Vinyl herringbone floors are a great addition to any room including bathrooms and kitchens.

Parquet & Herringbone Floors at Stories Flooring

No matter the type of herringbone flooring you are looking for, you’ll discover them all at Stories Flooring and that too at unbeatable prices! We are the UK’s leading provider of premium flooring with years of experience. You can browse our full collection of parquet flooring here.

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.