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Herringbone Wood Flooring

Herringbone wood flooring is known and loved for its distinctive pattern and uniformity by using angled blocks to create a repeated block arrangement that is both timeless and versatile.

Adopting the herringbone pattern in any aspect of your interior design can be a real space changer. The continued appeal of this herringbone parquet format has influenced everything from floors to paving stones, upholstery and fabrics, to rugs and tiles. That’s because herringbone floors are such a great way to introduce symmetry and balance to a residential design, create continuity across a large hotel scheme, deliver drama in an urban restaurant setting, or make a workspace feel more homely.

The enduring design of herringbone engineered wood flooring continues to deliver the modern parquet trend both in our homes and across commercial projects. Over the last few years there has been a resurgence in the parquet trend, with geometric patterns ever increasing in popularity. Herringbone rectangular blocks provide a classic and eye-catching pattern, adding interest and cohesion to flooring through uniformity.

That’s why our selection of herringbone wood floors offer an unrivalled choice, enabling you to match the design to your project. From larger herringbone parquet flooring blocks that can add stability to open spaces and help them feel more intimate, to smaller herringbone parquet blocks that do the exact opposite because the eye is drawn to the repeated ‘V’ pattern which can convey a sense of space.


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What patterns does our Herringbone Flooring create?

Our herringbone flooring creates patterns of particular prominence and popularity. With herringbone parquet flooring, the pieces are cut in perfect rectangles then staggered slightly so the end of one block meets the side of another. This creates the iconic broken zigzag pattern you’ll have seen on everything from wood floors to fabrics, paving slabs, architecture and even art.

Herringbone blocks create some of the most popular patterns in parquet floors. The variety of our engineered and solid herringbone hardwood floors allow you to create exactly the striking geometric look you want for your project. Laying the boards in different directions, perhaps at 45 degrees or 90 degrees, will give your herringbone floor a different look. Other herringbone wood flooring patterns you can create include basket weave, double basket weave or a boxed basket weave. There is also the running bond formation which can be laid at different angles, and even combined with basket weave or in a combination stack for a different look.

You can also use our herringbone blocks with other wood floor shapes to create unique flooring patterns. The Ted Todd Create collection has been uniquely designed to allow you to incorporate herringbone, chevron, planks and squares into your flooring patterns and designs. Plus, with 10 different tones available, you can conceive over 40,000 combinations allowing you to make your space truly original.

What is the difference between Herringbone and Chevron Wood Flooring?

The main difference between herringbone and chevron wood floors is that both are slightly different parquet patterns. In chevron and herringbone floors, bricks and wood blocks of equal size are arranged in a simple zig-zag formation, they’re just arranged a little differently.

People tend to confuse herringbone and chevron flooring, which is why there is a lot of conflicting advice out there. In reality, both are types of parquet flooring, which is basically a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for a compartmentalised, decorative effect. In fact, the word ‘parquet’ comes directly from the French for “a small compartment.”

Ted Todd has many Chevron options, in various tones, textures and widths to suit your budget and project, to find out more click here.

What are the different types of Herringbone Flooring?

There are many different types of herringbone flooring to choose from. Herringbone is one design that belongs in the parquetry family. Ted Todd offer dozens of engineered herringbone floors made from European Oak. In our Woodworks by Ted Todd portfolio you will find antique and reclaimed herringbone in various widths. We also have solid wood herringbone options in our Unfinished Oaks collection. Our engineered herringbone blocks are cut to the same size for a single design, but we have a range of block sizes available across our collections. Although engineered oak is the most popular type of herringbone we offer, we also produce herringbone floors in Walnut, Morado, and Tajibo wood.

How to install Herringbone Wood Flooring

Herringbone engineered wood flooring can be used very effectively in compact spaces such as hallways or bathrooms. When used in large open plan rooms they can be laid to follow the length of the room to create good flow or could be directed at a focal point. Depending on the pattern of your herringbone floor, different laying methods would be used. Some herringbone parquet flooring methods include ‘square layout from the centre of the room’, ‘installation of herringbone blocks using square or diagonal layout’, and ‘square layout from the wall’Installing a herringbone wood floor can be a complex process, so it’s important to talk to an expert to discuss the best design for your project, and about which installation methods they would use. To find out more about how to install your Herringbone wood floor here.

What interior design styles work best with Herringbone Wood Flooring?

These patterned floors were traditionally used in large spaces, such as gyms or Royal Palaces, but both the angle and width of the blocks can be changed for a very different effect. They are a great way to link spaces like hallways and rooms in a residential setting, with or without a border and add subtle patterns to minimalist schemes. For the maximalists, or larger projects such as a restaurant or workplace, it can also add another layer of pattern and texture.

Today, herringbone floors are used to striking effect in traditional and contemporary schemes across residential and commercial design projects. Plus, herringbone patterns shouldn’t just be limited to floors. All our herringbone engineered wood flooring and solid wood herringbone can also be used as wall cladding. You can use herringbone wood blocks as cladding for walls or furniture in residential or commercial projects to add texture, focus and diversity to your project.

How do you care for Herringbone Wood Floor?

Caring for your new Ted Todd or Woodworks herringbone floor depends on which care system the floor requires.

Care System 1

For floors with hardened coatings we have designed a simple system to care for your floor. Clean with easy clean. Protect with Maintenance Polish. Restore with Intensive Polish.

Care System 2

For oil-based finishes we have designed a simple system to care for your floor. Clean with Soft Clean. Deep clean with Intensive Clean. Restore with Oil Replenish.

Get your free samples

The best way to get an idea of the tone and the feel of a floor is by visiting our Design Centres or Retail Partnersbut the next best thing is looking at samples. You can order up to 3 samples free of charge, which will be dispatched to you next day.