Herringbone flooring is perhaps the most popular form of parquetry. Although similar in appearance to a Chevron pattern, Herringbone timber floors use different planks and are installed to achieve a stylish, but classical aesthetic.
By no means does this exclude a Herringbone wood floor from modern design concepts, where designers have embraced the pattern in residential and commercial applications.
Herringbone flooring is a popular pattern of parquetry. Timber planks, blocks or boards are laid in a crisscrossing arrangement, pushing against each other to form the pattern. This means the wood will be less likely to expand or move out of place.
As a design, Herringbone floors have been a favourite for centuries. 2,500 years ago Roman engineers found that Herringbone arrangements provided the optimum structure for their roads, and through the Medieval period the pattern was used in the entry ways and parlours of grand estates.
Now it could be the perfect timber floor for your new home or business.
Although Herringbone and Chevron are two styles of parquetry, they are in fact very different flooring designs.
Herringbone floors use complete rectangular blocks or planks, whereas Chevron parquetry is formed by cutting the blocks at an angle on the short end.
The benefit of choosing a Herringbone pattern is the timeless nature of its design. A wood floor has always had high aesthetic value in terms of design, from the French chateaus of the Renaissance, to the entrance halls of Dutch tradesman and parlours of Medici’s Rome.
Herringbone flooring brings a sense of luxury to any space, and its history provides the perfect talking point for guests, customers and clients.
Think a Herringbone floor might be the one for your design? Here’s a few of the design benefits Herringbone timber floors offer:
At Havwoods we pride ourselves on providing the best quality wood floors for our clients and customers:
We design all our Herringbone flooring blocks to be used as both floor boards and wall cladding panels. However you wish to incorporate a Havwoods Herringbone block into your design, our products will meet the specifications for your project.
Experience once of our Herringbone timber floors yourself by visiting one of our timber flooring showrooms in these Australian cities:
Alternatively you can order a free sample of our products online, which will be delivered to any Australian address.
Have a question? Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll help you decide if parquetry is the best design choice for your project or renovation.