Herringbone Oak Flooring

Herringbone Oak Flooring

Over the last few years, we have started to see a marked increase in the number of clients asking for Herringbone Patterned oak flooring. They are choosing to use it in all rooms: hallways, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

This popular pattern (it takes its name from its similarity to fishbone patterns) is appearing on floors and walls internally and on paths and gardens externally. It’s appearing on wood flooring, vinyl flooring, tiles in kitchens and bathrooms and paint effects everywhere else!
Although the mixing of colours, texture and pattern is also starting to be seen, the beauty of this pattern is in its simplicity.

Each board is the same size and the length of the board is always divisible by its width.

An example of this would be – 700mm long x 175mm wide boards.

herringbone oak flooring

The ends of the boards are cut square and these butt up to another board along the length. This forms a rigid ‘zigzag’ pattern.

When the ends of the boards are cut at an angle, these are generally known as chevron or French herringbone.

The beauty of modern day herringbone oak flooring is that it is available as engineered, as opposed to solid, which would have been used when it was last popular in the early part of the 20th Century.

Engineered oak flooring is sought after for its stability and durability, the movement and ‘gapping’ of solid oak flooring a thing of the past. It can be used over underfloor heating, making it a great choice in new homes.

The beauty of modern day flooring is of course CHOICE!

We can now choose different sizes (in length, width and thickness), different textures (smooth, brushed, distressed etc.), and different colours (everything from limed whites to deep, dark solid blacks and greys).

We can even choose the grade of the wood (from ‘Classic’ – characterful knots and grain to ‘Elegance’ with minimal knots and cleaner boards).

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