The appeal of Herringbone flooring
When you want to add visual interest and a sense of elegance to your living space, Herringbone flooring is an excellent option. The Herringbone flooring pattern features a “zigzag” appearance where each board connects to the next at a right angle, creating a great deal of movement and a pleasing geometric pattern across the floor.
The Herringbone wood floor has been a favorite parquet floor design for hundreds of years, appearing in castles, palaces and aristocratic manors throughout the world. Today, Herringbone flooring is gaining popularity once again with installations in stylish homes throughout America.
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, a leading provider of exquisite handcrafted flooring, offers wide plank Herringbone floor options in a variety of hardwoods and engineered wood floors.
What is Herringbone flooring?
Herringbone flooring is a hardwood floor that is laid out in a Herringbone pattern, where the end of each rectangular plank connects to the next plank at a right angle. The effect of a Herringbone pattern wood floor is a zigzagging geometric pattern that adds a great deal of visual movement and interest to a floor design.
Why choose Herringbone flooring?
A Herringbone pattern wood floor adds an immediate sense of style and luxury to any room and makes the floor a central design element of the space.
Can Herringbone flooring be prefinished?
Yes. A prefinished Herringbone floor enables floor to be cut, sanded, stained and sealed within the manufacturer’s facility, where stronger sealants can be applied to add extra protection for the wooden floorboards. Prefinished Herringbone flooring also means that the installation on site will go much more quickly, and that the homeowner can avoid the mess and inconvenience of having a floor sanded, stained and sealed on site.
What wood is best with Herringbone flooring?
While virtually any wood floor can be installed with a Herringbone pattern, many homeowners choose Red or White Oak Herringbone flooring for the warmth, versatility and affordability of this hardwood species.
Can a Herringbone floor be made with engineered wood?
Yes. Carlisle offers two collections of Herringbone flooring made with engineered floorboards. Our Manhattan Herringbone Collection is made with engineered Rift & Quartersawn White Oak and available in six contemporary colors, while our Studio Herringbone Collection is fashioned with White Oak engineered floorboards and is available in five classic colors.