Herringbone Flooring Pattern

Choosing a herringbone flooring pattern

A herringbone flooring pattern can add unique energy and visual interest to a room. Featuring a zigzag pattern with a great sense of movement, a herringbone wood floor creates a feeling of luxury and warmth that can elevate the elegance of any space.

The herringbone flooring pattern has been fashionable since the 16th century, when European aristocrats began installing patterned floors in their palaces and manors. Today, the herringbone hardwood floor is surging in popularity and gracing stylish homes throughout the country.

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer a number of options for products with a herringbone flooring pattern, including floors made from a variety of solid hardwoods or engineered planks.

Details of the herringbone flooring pattern

Can herringbone floors be prefinished?

Prefinished floors are an excellent choice for a herringbone flooring pattern or any parquet floor. The prefinished process enables the wood to be cut, sanded, stained and sealed in the ideal conditions of a manufacturer’s facility. Prefinished floors also make installation much easier and spare the homeowner from the mess and inconvenience of finishing a floor on site.

Can engineered floors be laid out in a herringbone pattern?

Engineered floors are made with a veneer of hardwood glued to multiple layers of a backing material to provide floors with greater stability for installation on concrete slabs, over radiant heat, below grade or in any location with greater levels of humidity and a wider range of temperatures. Carlisle offers two White Oak herringbone floor collections made with engineered wood – the Studio herringbone Collection and the Manhattan Herringbone Collection. Each collection helps to create a classic look for contemporary or traditional spaces and features a variety of stain colors.

What type of wood works best for herringbone floors?

Any type of wood can be installed with a herringbone flooring pattern. At Carlisle, we offer 10 species of hardwood, three species of pine and six types of reclaimed floors that can make a beautiful wide plank herringbone floor.

Why choose a herringbone pattern?

A herringbone pattern infuses a room with energy, visual interest, elegance and a greater sense of luxury. Choosing a herringbone flooring pattern – or any parquet pattern – helps to create a custom appearance that will elevate the aesthetic of any space.

What is a herringbone flooring pattern?

Named for the shape of bones in the herring fish, the herringbone pattern originated as early as 600 BC when it was used in textiles. During the Roman Empire, the herringbone pattern was used in pavement stones to create more stable roadways. In hardwood floors, a herringbone pattern is made with planks of wood of equal size that adjoin one another at a right angle to create an overlapping zigzag pattern.

Expect outstanding service from Carlisle

When you choose a Carlisle product with a herringbone flooring pattern, you’ll be as impressed with our service as with our wide plank floors. From your first contact with our design consultants to the selection of wood and pattern through the delivery and installation of your wide herringbone flooring, our team will provide expert guidance and answers to questions at every step of the way. We work diligently to ensure that every aspect of your Carlisle floor exceeds your expectations, and we take pride in helping you create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece that is the perfect expression of your sense of style.

What makes Carlisle the best choice for a herringbone flooring pattern?

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has been handcrafting the finest wood floors in America for more than 50 years. Sourcing the most reliable and soundest timber grown in American forests, we use time-honored processes and the highest level of craftsmanship to create truly unique floors that are the defining feature of any home. When you live on a Carlisle solid hardwood or engineered White Oak herringbone flooring, you’ll have a welcome reminder of where you are each and every time you walk through the door.

Our floors are manufactured with a commitment to sustainable forestry practices and a forest-to-floor ethic that allows us to preserve natural resources while ensuring that every Carlisle floor is made with the highest quality wood. Crafting one floor at a time and avoiding mass production, we dramatically reduce overall waste while creating each floor with unmatched pride, passion and purpose.