Herringbone flooring image from Hadrian villa


The Herringbone pattern was first introduced in Roman times using clay bricks. The pattern was extremely durable whilst offering a nice decorative pattern.

Herringbone wood flooring was reintroduced in the 1600s and over 400 years later is now considered a classic.

Initially, herringbone blocks were made of solid wood, in different thickness and formats and were nailed down to a wood subfloor.

This technique is still used today and is often visible in old properties where the nails’ head can be easily seen.

Modern herringbone flooring tends to be made out of engineered planks and is therefore suitable for use with modern technologies such as underfloor heating.

We supply a vast range of engineered herringbone flooring and all our colours are available in other styles as well as herringbone.

Our herringbone planks typically measure 90mm wide and 600mm long but we also have wider and longer or shorter sizes including as well as the option to create bespoke planks to suit your specific needs.

Elements are placed in parallel rows at 90° so that the head of one butts the side of the other.

The pattern can be straight or diagonal. Laying always begins in the middle of the room,

aligning the first row of herringbone plank with a traced line.

Accurate fitting of the herringbone pattern is crucial and we can offer quality fitting by Italian fitters at competitive prices.

Herringbone flooring starts from £50.

Here are some examples of using herringbone flooring in your home.