Tips for Installing a Beautiful Herringbone Floor

By 27th June 2022 Advice
herringbone flooring installation

If you are considering a new Herringbone floor installation, then you’ve come to the right place! – read on for some helpful tips:

As you are no doubt already aware, a Herringbone flooring installation is a form of parquet floor that has been popular for a very long time (many centuries in fact!). Distinguishable by its pattern of rectangular wooden blocks and named because it resembles the bones of a herring fish, the design is truly inspired by nature.

The herringbone pattern is just as easy to install as other parquet flooring; however, herringbone flooring installation does take some careful preparation if you intend to do the job yourself. Nevertheless, the end result is well worth the effort and preparation, because a new herringbone floor can really transform a room into an elegant living space that’ll be sure to impress your guests!

Here we have listed a few top tips from flooring experts to help ensure that your new Herringbone floor installation goes according to plan:

During the installation process, it’s essential to measure and mark where your new floor will go in advance. The key here is to go for symmetry and to follow the longest length of the room in question.

Matching wooden blocks from different packs is a good idea in advance to ensure colour consistency. Herringbone blocks, and in particular, real wood herringbone blocks, are available in a huge variety of colours and finishes, so make sure you source all your wood from the same provider.

Once you’ve made the decision on a layout and the finish of your wooden herringbone blocks, it’s time for installation.

Easy & quick herringbone installation: 

Tongue and groove ’click in place’ wooden blocks are the easiest to install. If you go for this method then you won’t even require the help of a professional with your herringbone flooring. This method is similar to constructing a puzzle – Simply push the tongue of one block into the groove of another to form a herringbone pattern. That’s all there is to it!

Helpful Hint:

If you want your wall tiles to look symmetrical (which is often the most desired effect), begin in the centre and work your way outwards. This ensures that your herringbone pattern looks the same at both ends of your room.

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