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The Herringbone Pattern

The herringbone pattern can often be found in traditional or art deco style homes. This design was made famous by sought-after parquet flooring. Herringbone flooring is laid in a staggered zig-zag pattern, making an attractive feature in any room.

Traditionally, the herringbone pattern would be constructed using real wood planks, which although beautiful are both costly and time-consuming to install. Underfoot’s herringbone collection features flooring of different materials, each which come with their own benefits, including being more budget-friendly.

What types of Herringbone flooring are available?

Underfoot herringbone flooring is available in three main options: laminate, rigid core SPC and wood, all produced by leading manufacturers.

Our herringbone laminate flooring has been beautifully crafted to replicate real wood, from the textured embossing to unique knot and grain detail. Laminate flooring offers a practical alternative for even the busiest of homes, it is cost-effective and easy to maintain. Muddy footprints can simply be wiped down using a suitable solution, for a clean and hygienic surface. Underfoot’s herringbone laminate flooring can also be used with hot water underfloor heating systems, a great bonus that will keep your home warm and cosy.

One of the newest and most innovative products in the flooring market is Rigid Core SPC. The expertly designed herringbone flooring, has been produced using the latest technologies. This flooring features a unique core, made from polymers and limestone, that render it virtually indestructible. Did we mention? SPC flooring is also 100% waterproof! As with all our floors, Underfoot SPC flooring is installed using a simple click system. Once laid your floor can withstand anything, from excited pets to muddy football boots - it is truly a floor to suit the busy modern lifestyle.

If having just a wood-effect finish is not enough for you, we also stock solid wood floorings. Our herringbone wood flooring ranges come in multiple finishes to suit your home, each emphasising the natural beauty of the wood: unfinished, invisible finished, lacquered and oiled; we also offer matt and gloss finishes. Nothing beats the real wood in regards to authenticity, but each flooring certainly does have remarkable benefits worth considering.

All Underfoot floorings come in a range of finishes and colours to complement every decor and colour palette. For the traditional home, we have rich browns, with undertones of amber and gold, bringing warmth to the room. For a modern home, we stock ultra-trendy greys with silvery hues, a floor that is both classy and elegant.

What is the best flooring for my kitchen?

If you’re looking for the best flooring for kitchens, then you are at the right place. Most of our herringbone flooring collection is suitable for the kitchen; however our favourite is Rigid Core SPC. As we already mentioned, this innovative vinyl flooring is highly durable and fully waterproof, offering the best protection for your kitchen floor. We have 8 herringbone patterned SPC floorings to choose from, in a number of colours from whitewashed light browns, to natural browns and rich espresso. You are guaranteed to find the perfect match to your kitchen cabinetry.

Why Choose Herringbone Flooring for Your Home

Since the 1600s, Herringbone (parquet) flooring has been a popular choice for homes around the world. Originally, it came from France and represented a wealthy home. Now, it's known for its classic, timeless look that comes from the bone design of a Herring fish. The flooring texture is satisfying on the eyes and feel-good for your feet. Apart from its interesting history, why should you choose herringbone flooring for your home?

Timeless Appearance

Herringbone flooring can be bought in all sorts of colours, from light oak to walnut. Its well-structured design makes any room look chic and stylish, as it's got an appearance that has stayed popular for years. The tight fishbone look is ideal for making rooms look larger, especially small corridors. The luxury appearance of real wood flooring never goes out of style.

When shopping for herringbone flooring, you can also choose the width of the design. Typically, the flooring boards are angled with a 45-degree pattern to create its signature look. You could opt for a tight, small fishbone pattern. Or, if you want to create a bigger space, go for a thicker design. Wonderfully, herringbone fits in well with other types of flooring too. So, there won't be a huge contrast when walking from room-to-room if you don't have the design all around the house. This is a huge benefit, as you don't want to have to redo every floor because of one pattern. There are so many choices to make your flooring dreams come true.

Herringbone Flooring Durability

Other flooring options can date very easily with a little touch, but herringbone flooring can last in your home for generations. Its hard-wearing durability can endure social occasions, the odd spills and pet paws. This is a prime reason why this should be a choice for your home, as once it's been purchased it will stay with you forever! Another brilliant aspect of this is that you can sand it down, creating a newly finished look.

Herringbone flooring is amazing for people with allergies, as its tight-knit wooden boards leave no space for dust or hair to get trapped. This makes it much more appealing than carpet. Kitchens and near doorways are the perfect places to lay this flooring, as it can endure high footfall without absorbing the mess left behind.

To clean herringbone flooring, your go-to is simply a dry mop or cloth. You can sweep, brush and dust it to your heart's content. It's easy to clean with little hassle.

Is Herringbone Flooring Expensive?

When fitting herringbone flooring, there are a few things you need to consider:

- The amount of flooring you need to buy

- What style you're buying

- How much it costs to install it

- The condition of the subfloor before you install the new flooring

Overall, herringbone isn't known for being more expensive than the likes of solid hardwood flooring. Again, because there are plenty of options regarding design, finish and the type of wood, it all adds up differently. Due to its long-lasting durability, it's a great investment that will keep your home happy.

Purchasing your herringbone flooring through Underfoot

Purchasing your wood-effect or real wood herringbone flooring through Underfoot couldn’t be easier, we have everything you need from the flooring itself, through to accessories and financing.

The accessories available on our online store, have been specifically picked to compliment your new Underfoot flooring. We have pipe covers, threshold strips, skirt and beading designed to match the pattern of your floors. If you want a contrasting finish we also stock neutral coloured accessories in white. For ultimate comfort, we have a range of underlays with great features such as waterproofing and soundproofing.

When purchasing through Underfoot, there are several payment options - through our partner, DivideBuy, you can split the cost of your new floor on affordable monthly installments. With a 94% acceptance rate, why not get your flooring on finance - take advantage of our fantastic 0% finance packages.

Our family-run team works hard to secure the highest quality products and provide the best customer care, whilst being competitively priced. All our herringbone floorings come with fantastic domestic and commercial manufacturer guarantees, so you can be sure that your flooring will stand the test of time, whether installed in your home or business.