What is Herringbone Parquetry Flooring?

What is Herringbone Parquetry Flooring?

Many clients now are entering our showroom asking us about oak Herringbone parquetry flooring.  This style of timber flooring has become more and more popular over recent years and we have invested in a large range of oak engineered Herringbone parquetry. What is Herringbone parquetry? Herringbone is the pattern of parquetry flooring that is like a diagonal bee hive using smaller planks of timber flooring.

The main reasons why some people choose to have timber Herringbone parquetry flooring is its unique style. It has distinctive pattern of flooring that some people relate to traditional grand homes. The pattern is a significant feature of the home. This style seems to desired these days in many grand traditional homes or even large modern homes that want top add a sense of opulence to their interior.

Installation of Herringbone parquetry can only be achieved as a glued down floor; whether it’s on top of a concrete or timber sub floor. The parquetry floorboards are constructed with 50% left hand tongue and groove and then 50% right hand tongue and groove which creates the herringbone pattern. Having a tongue and groove herringbone timber flooring makes this floorboard a lot more stable and easier to install then parquetry of the past. Also, being fully pre-finished makes oak engineered herringbone parquetry flooring a quicker and more desirable finish. Installers generally start their installation of the herringbone parquetry in the middle of the longest room in the house aiming for symmetry to compliment the home.

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Our oak herringbone parquetry is available in a large range of colours from light greys, traditional honey and browns, to dark charcoals. Oak timber flooring adds to the sophisticated look of herringbone as it has a chic wire brushed grain finish. They are also finished with a matt coating which has the benefit of showing less dirt and dust than the traditional glossy finish parquetry. Repairing the floorboards are also a lot easier with the matt UV lacquered finish. Oak parquetry can also come in a “Chevron” pattern that has a more distinctive arrow like pattern.

Being constructed as an engineered timber floorboard these oak herringbone parquetry floorboards are also very stable. They are warranted against shrinkage and cupping unlike the solid timber floorboard options. Oak timber is also a preferred choice by many architects these day with rooms where large windows are present.

Herringbone parquetry is a timber floorboard that is truly distinctive and best seen on a large scale and installed by professionals. If your thinking off investigating the look and style of an oak herringbone parquetry floorboard for your home feel free to visit our Melbourne showroom at 312a Bay Rd Cheltenham Victoria and speak with one of your timber flooring experts about making the right timber flooring choice.