Whilst herringbone flooring has strong connotations of timeless, historical design and blends seamlessly with traditional and retro-style spaces, it has also become popular in ultra-modern homes looking to add dynamism and visual interest. Through its dedication to a sleek, minimalist aesthetic popular with design-savvy homeowners, Scandinavian design has a widespread influence and serves as a fantastic opportunity to introduce herringbone flooring into modern homes.
History of the Herringbone Design
Pointing to herringbone’s truly timeless credentials, one of its first appearances in a flooring context can be found in the Francois I Gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, installed in 1539. From the first Roman roads, to wider adoption during 16th century France, finally bringing us to today’s modern interior trends, Herringbone has a long history as one of the most popular forms of parquet flooring.
Whether it’s utilised in a modern space or alongside retro influences, its inherently timeless, simple design proves to be a striking choice for floors.
When looking for flooring to suit traditional interiors, herringbone adds both drama and elegance whilst accentuating authenticity. Darker, wood-effect applications of the herringbone pattern are excellent when it comes to interior themes steeped in history.
Find the best Herringbone floor for you
Herringbone wood flooring can make a huge difference to your home improvement project. With its popularity showing no signs of slowing, there’s no doubt this is a design choice will stand the test of time. Always a popular flooring choice for hallways and kitchens, the classic Laurel Oak 51104 is timeless but herringbone LVT flooring also works perfectly in living rooms, lounge and even bedroom areas. With the lightly-coloured wood effect such as Blackjack Oak 22205 can make the most of natural light and can even make a room look bigger.