Herringbone Flooring: A Versatile yet Unique Flooring Option

Herringbone Engineered wood flooring, also known as Fishbone Flooring is a universal, unique-looking flooring solution that can create a real style statement in your house. Though it looks like a traditional parquet floor, it now has many advantages over Herringbone flooring as compared to those in the past.

History behind Herringbone Engineered Flooring

Back in the 17th Century, parquet flooring was already in use. Initially, it was made from small wooden blocks which were cut and installed to create a geometric pattern. Herringbone wood blocks are usually bigger than that of the traditional parquet flooring.

Before, parquet flooring was made from solid wood, exclusively.

Nowadays, you can actually buy a handmade parquet floor, but Herringbone Engineered Flooring or Engineered Oak Herringbone Flooring are available pre-constructed, and are among the most popular variants of flooring available in the market.

Where does the name of this flooring originate from?

The name originates from the pattern that resembles a fish skeleton or herring. Quite interestingly, herringbone patterns are used in the textile industry. All over the world, people use wallpapers or tweeds of this design, which resembles a broken zigzag. And this is how this pattern also differs from Chevron, also known as V-pattern.

Herringbone Wood Flooring at Floorsave

At Floorsave, you get a wide range of Herringbone flooring to choose from a lacquered herringbone wood flooring, unfinished oak herringbone flooring, White Washed Oak Herringbone flooring, Engineered Vinyl click flooring. And the best part, they can also be laid in interiors with high humidity level, like a bathroom and a kitchen.

Herringbone Wood Flooring: Fitting

When it comes to fitting, there’s nothing better than a click-to-fit engineered floor, and the boards that are delivered, already in place. So, the floor has results to a perfect finish and you get the expected look faster than in the case of creating a design with solid wood blocks.  

Where to use Herringbone flooring pattern?

When talking about Herringbone or fishbone flooring design, we should also talk about where these designs will suit the best.

People tend to think that this type of flooring is usually used in big and wide, small and narrow interiors, such as hallways, but trust us, this flooring type is super universal that it can be laid virtually, everywhere.

You might be renovating your old, stone home, or doing a flooring project in your new apartment, and you have a stringent budget. What to do then? Get a herringbone engineered flooring installed. This will create a specific atmosphere in the interiors, add chic and style, and will also be an affordable option.

Herringbone engineered flooring can be laid in kitchens and bathroom, and others areas having high moisture content, which is a great advantage as typically a solid wood flooring is unadvisable in those areas. Solid wood flooring changes with temperature and moisture fluctuations and thus is a big NO-NO!

One should definitely go for this option when they are flooring or re-flooring small spaces, like a tiny guestroom, large spaces like a dining hall, a kitchen…basically the whole house can be refurbished with this type of flooring for a uniform and modern look. It is also apt for long and narrow interiors to maintain right proportions. 

They are also one of the best options to look smaller rooms, bigger and spacious.

To wrap up, we would definitely suggest you to keep the option of a herringbone wood flooring open for your home. These look stunning, gives a modern touch, are affordable and are great to be fixed in any part of your house.



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