Designflooring laid in herringbone in a living room

Herringbone in the home


A herringbone laying style is a much-loved choice, thanks to its traditional feel and striking finish. Even though the laying pattern was first introduced to interiors during the Roman times, and throughout the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until the 16th century that the design was used in wooden floors in France. Its popularity continued to rise from the 17th century and beyond.

Due to its timeless appeal, the herringbone design is now more popular than ever before, and over the years, more and more pattern variations have been introduced. Some of our favourite examples include:

Traditional Herringbone

A traditional herringbone pattern is made up of planks or tiles laid at a 90-degree angle alongside one another. By laying your herringbone in a traditional format, you will see a wide range of natural markings in the wood or stone-inspired flooring as well as varying shades. Whichever room you opt to use traditional herringbone in, we’re sure you’ll make a statement and receive many complements.

See below our beautiful Lime Washed Oak in a herringbone laying pattern. Offering a contemporary finish to accommodate any style.

Limed Washed Oak

Lime Washed Oak

Alternating herringbone

In order to create an alternating herringbone pattern, the design needs to be laid with more than one colour. Whilst this style is mostly used in commercial environments, there is the option to introduce this using contrasting small plank designs from either our Rubens or Art Select collections.

Small plank herringbone

We’re seeing more and more small plank, or parquet herringbone than ever before in living room spaces. Our Rubens collection is the go-to choice when opting for herringbone in the home. Available in a range of shades, there’s something for everyone; Lime Washed OakRose Washed Oak and Washed Scandi Pine are very popular choices, and looking at the image below, it’s clear to see why.

Washed Scandi Pine

Washed Scandi Pine

Are you looking for more inspiration? We have some news, Designflooring is now on Instagram and Pinterest! We’ll be posting daily inspiration to help make your interior decisions easier. From a herringbone laying pattern to wood, stone and abstract designs, we’ll be sharing them all, so join us on our journey today by following @desingflooring_int on Instagram and Designflooring on Pinterest.

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