Up the Wow Factor of Your Decor with Herringbone Wood Floors

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Wood parquet floors have been around since the 17th century when they began to be substituted for marble parquet, which required frequent cleaning among other issues.

Using the geometric angles that define the parquet style, expert craftsmen combined various woods in light and dark tones into intricate, one-of-a-kind designs that were prohibitively expensive due to the costs of labor and materials. Their popularity in home décor has ebbed and waned somewhat over the years, although in other applications they have become iconic, most notably the parquet home basketball court of the Boston Celtics at the old Boston Garden.

Today, a variety of factors have combined to make parquet floors a very exciting option, and Carlisle has created two unique collections to capture the beauty and craftsmanship of this iconic flooring style.

Origins & Introduction

While the origins of wood parquet flooring date back nearly 500 years, certain classic patterns such as herringbone, chevron and Versailles still work exceptionally well in contemporary settings.

When working with Carlisle Wide Plank Floors clients always have the option to create a custom wood floor design from their favorite pattern and wood style. But we have also identified the most popular patterns and design trends to develop two unique collections of herringbone parquet flooring. They combine all the right elements of style and value to give you choices you never dreamed possible.

Herringbone wood flooring and oak flooring from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Know Your Space to Understand Your Options

The space where you want to install any floor will impact your choice of wood type, color, species, and design. Though there are few hard rules about what you shouldn’t do, there are certain practical considerations you should at least take into account before making a final decision.

  • Do you want to use parquet flooring to accent a space such as a foyer, create a border in a larger space like a dining room or formal living room?
  • Do you want to use parquet flooring as the main flooring throughout your home?
  • In a small room, will the pattern be too busy or is it just right?
  • How will it complement existing elements of your home’s décor, including flooring?
  • Where will it be installed, and what type of subfloor?
  • Do you need a light or dark finish?

These questions and more can all be addressed by working with a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist.

Simplifying the Process to Make Better Decisions Easier

With our Carlisle Studio Herringbone and Manhattan Herringbone collections, we’ve simplified some of the considerations with the versatility of our engineered hardwood which is made for use over radiant heat, concrete slab and in high moisture areas above or below grade.

The Studio Collection features plainsawn White Oak for revealing more dynamic grain lines, and available in six unique colors.

Oak flooring & herringbone wood floors from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

The Manhattan Collection features Quarter & Rift Sawn White Oak flooring to reveal straighter grain lines, with less figuring.

No matter which one you like best, the Carlisle herringbone collections offer a versatile palette of colors to help you create the perfect backdrop for your space.

Make the Most Important Decision First

Before you make any other decisions, make the decision to talk to an expert today who can advise you every step of the way in getting the perfect parquet flooring for your home. Whether you want a completely custom parquet floor or a herringbone floor already styled from one of our collections, we’ll help you every step of the way, no matter where you are located.

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Contact Carlisle today to speak with a Wide Plank Specialist about your project and receive a complimentary design consultation.
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