A flooring design that originated during the Baroque period in Europe around the 17th century continues to retain its popularity in commercial as well as residential environments even today. A familiar sight in some of the most prestigious buildings in Europe, this traditional flooring design is increasingly being preferred for high end buildings in Australia. While it’s stylish and sophisticated, a herringbone floor is surprisingly quite contemporary.

One of the most sought-after timber flooring patterns, herringbone creates eye-catching beauty from symmetry.

Herringbone floors are not only about delivering a beautiful visual impact; the pattern has the ability to add depth within spaces. The pattern attracts the eye in different directions, drawing them into rooms, towards artworks, and creating a visual point of interest on the floor. A herringbone pattern is the best way to create a feature floor and add an element of surprise to any room.

Style Timber Floor offers herringbone flooring in three standard colours. Alternatively, your colour of choice can be produced on a herringbone board.

Style Timber’s Casa herringbone timber floor is made of select grade Oak. In addition to standard widths, herringbone flooring is available in giant planks measuring 950mm x 190mm x 20mm to create an impactful impression in large open spaces.

A herringbone pattern can actually be achieved in a range of designs. This flexibility is one of the reasons why herringbone timber flooring has maintained its popularity over the centuries. Style Timber can customise any pattern and supply the boards pre-cut to your design.

Design possibilities of herringbone floors

Herringbone Floor Patterns

A herringbone timber floor can be installed either parallel to the walls or diagonally, opening up design possibilities. Herringbone flooring can actually make a narrow room appear wider. The multidirectional flooring planks create a sense of depth and can achieve the illusion of space in smaller areas such as narrow hallways.

“What I love about herringbone is that it creates interest and not being one directional it can be used to identify or delineate a space so that it can become a focal point; it can even be used to create a feature wall,” says Tilly Cefai, Style Timber.