Herringbone flooring has been a popular choice for homeowners and interior designers alike for its timeless elegance and versatility. Originating from the intricate patterns found in traditional European parquet floors, herringbone flooring adds a touch of sophistication to any space.


We're excited about the innovative interpretations of this traditional pattern that give it a contemporary twist. Herringbone flooring offers a wide range of styles, textures, colours, and variations, allowing you to tailor it to your preferences, whether you lean towards a modern or timeless look. Keep reading to discover how you can integrate it into your home decor today.


In this blog, we'll explore the different looks you can achieve with herringbone flooring, from classic to contemporary, and how you can incorporate this stylish flooring option into your home.


Where did Herringbone originate from?

Where did it originate from?


Herringbone flooring traces its roots back to the 16th century. As a type of parquet flooring, this distinctive pattern consists of wooden blocks arranged in a zig-zag formation, earning its name from its resemblance to the bone structure of a herring fish. However, it's important not to confuse herringbone with chevron style flooring.


While chevron patterns feature a series of "V" shapes with angled ends meeting at a point, herringbone weaves together in a staggered pattern with 90-degree end pieces.


Today, designers are incorporating herringbone flooring into various areas of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and beyond.


Achieve Traditional Looks with Herringbone


One of the most traditional looks you can achieve with herringbone flooring is a classic, timeless elegance. Go for rich, dark wood tones like oak or walnut for a sophisticated feel reminiscent of old-world charm. Pair the flooring with traditional furnishings, such as antique furniture pieces and ornate rugs, to create a stately ambiance in your home. This classic look is perfect for formal living rooms, dining rooms, or entryways, adding a sense of grandeur to any space.


For a traditional Herringbone flooring, you might look at these two-colour options in our Alva Herringbone LVT range:


These shades can also achieve an über luxury looking room. Originally discovered in the grandeur of the Versailles palace, parquet floors symbolised opulence and prestige. Pay homage to the regal heritage of herringbone flooring by complementing it with lavish accessories. Opt for deep-hued woods and combine them with metallic embellishments and luxurious furnishings. Picture plush velvet armchairs, supple leather upholstery, and an abundance of soft throw pillows to create a truly indulgent ambiance.

Natural Looking Herringbone


If you go for a natural oak herringbone LVT, then your living room space could look something like this:

Modern Minimalism with Herringbone Flooring:


For a more contemporary look, consider herringbone flooring in lighter, neutral tones such as white oak or maple. Lighter hues create a sense of airiness and openness, making them ideal for modern and minimalist interiors. Pair the flooring with sleek, clean-lined furniture and minimalist decor for a fresh and modern aesthetic. This minimalist approach allows the beauty of the herringbone pattern to take centre stage while still creating a visually stunning backdrop for your home.

Check out this gorgeous Invictus Click Parquet flooring for a modern minimalism look:



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You can even get Herringbone flooring in your bathroom for a modern minimalism look in your washroom like this:



Purchase this Aurora Herringbone Flooring for your bathroom here.



Rustic Charm Herringbone Flooring:


Herringbone flooring can also lend itself to a rustic, farmhouse-inspired look. Choose a distressed or reclaimed wood look in warm, weathered tones like chestnut or pine to evoke the cosy charm of a country cottage.


Two great options we have in stock for a rustic Herringbone flooring looks are:





Pair the flooring with rustic decor elements such as exposed beams, vintage textiles, and natural materials like stone and wrought iron for a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. This rustic look is perfect for kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, or any space where you want to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.



You can purchase the Camaro Rigid Core Herringbone here.



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Herringbone flooring offers endless possibilities for creating different looks in your home, from classic elegance to modern minimalism and everything in between. Whether you prefer a timeless traditional aesthetic or a more contemporary and chicer vibe, herringbone flooring can be customized to suit your personal style and complement any decor scheme. With its versatility and timeless appeal, herringbone flooring is sure to add beauty and sophistication to your home for years to come.


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