The herringbone pattern is a very popular and on-trend flooring style in residential as well as commercial environments.

Havwoods’ herringbone style engineered timber flooring is designed for quick and easy installation with a unique interlocking click system that snaps the boards into place. The herringbone click system eliminates the need for left and right boards, allowing for faster installation. Havwoods offers a choice of four beautiful shades with matching straight planks also available.

Herringbone timber flooring

There are many ways to make a style statement with engineered timber flooring. For instance, using geometric mosaic patterns in place of straight timber planks can create striking floor designs known as parquetry, derived from ‘parquet’, meaning ‘small compartment’ in French. The most common and well-known style of parquet flooring is the herringbone pattern – a reference to its resemblance to the skeleton of the herring fish.

The herringbone pattern has a rich history going back centuries: Seen in the intricate jewellery of the Ancient Egyptian elite and in fabric originating in Ancient Italy, the pattern was also used in road paving systems during the Roman Empire to create extremely durable and stable thoroughfares.

The herringbone style consists of an arrangement of rectangles or parallelograms in a repetitive pattern. The pattern is commonly used on wallpaper, mosaics, fabrics (both in the make of the cloth and in the decorative pattern), shoe treads, security printing, herringbone gears, jewellery and sculpture.

As a flooring design, the herringbone pattern is often used to add sophistication to an interior space. Typically, wood, tile or brick or a mix of these materials is used to create a herringbone floor, depending on the designer’s vision. One can also alternate colours in the herringbone pattern to bring a modern touch to a classic pattern.

Installing a herringbone timber floor can be challenging, which is why it’s best to hire an expert for the job. Herringbone or any parquet flooring must be carefully aligned to maintain the look and integrity of the pattern. Modern installation methods and products improve the ease and speed of installation while prefinished products allow you to walk on the installed within 24 hours or less.

Herringbone timber flooring from Havwoods

Havwoods boasts a comprehensive range of engineered herringbone timber flooring products in a choice of colours, finishes and sizes.

Create a timeless design at an affordable price with Havwoods’ herringbone click system timber flooring products.