Parquet Engineered Wood Flooring
Herringbone flooring is a highly popular form of parquet flooring that somewhat looks like chevron flooring. While chevron boards are typically cut at an angle, herringbone floors are essentially rectangular boards that can be laid in a variety of patterns including herringbone.
The angular design, which look like fish bones, look simply gorgeous and are sure to create a unique visual appeal. What’s more, herringbone floors work with all kinds of décor and designs. This versatility is what makes herringbone so popular.
With our range of herringbone engineered flooring, you get a floor that not only looks stunning but is extremely durable as well.
About Parquet Floors
The Herringbone pattern was first used by Romans who used them for building roads. The ancient Romans realised that placing the bricks in a zigzag pattern, in the direction of the traffic, made the roads much more stable.
Although the herringbone pattern has been used in interiors from the Roman era, it was used in wooden floors only in the 16th century. The earliest example of herringbone wood could be found in the Francois 1 Gallery that was installed way back in 1539.
Since the 17th century, herringbone and parquet floors have been in the limelight. They have been used in palaces, castles and the abodes of the wealthy and the nobility across Western Europe. Herringbone floors continued to be a popular choice all the way through the 18th century and up until the middle of the 19th century.
Herringbone floors have a luxurious aesthetic and a distinct character that can transform any space - contemporary or traditional.
When you are looking for a herringbone hardwood floor that will look good and last for years without any trouble, look no further than an engineered herringbone floor.
There’s no doubt that the herringbone pattern looks stunning. But the small block design has usually been very expensive. With the advancement in flooring technology, creating complex patterns became cheaper. Moreover, engineered flooring has been known to deliver excellent structural stability.
When you are looking to place wood flooring in the basement, the kitchen or areas with fluctuating temperature levels such as a conservatory, engineered flooring is an ideal choice. Why? Because these floors won’t warp or change shape in the presence of moisture and humidity. You can even fit these floors in rooms that are exposed to direct sunlight. And yes, they work well with underfloor heating systems too.
In all, parquet engineered wood floors bring the best of both worlds – the visual appeal of hardwood without the disadvantages. The core is made of several layers of plywood with a solid hardwood veneer on top. Once installed, they look just like hardwood floors. What’s more, they are very easy on the pocket too.
Wide Range of Options
Stories Flooring brings to you the widest range of herringbone wood floors from some of the leading flooring brands. As flooring specialists, we believe that the herringbone pattern looks the best when combined with traditional textures and grains. That’s why our herringbone floors are available in some of the best hardwood options – Oak and Walnut.
And there’s no dearth of options when it comes to design, thickness, finish and colours.
For instance, a wide herringbone floor will look stunning in a contemporary setting, whereas a narrow floor looks perfect in homes with industrial and urban schemes.
You can even experiment with colours by putting together planks of different colours to get some stellar results.