Why we like it?
- Our Natural Oak large herringbone is a great place to start if you’re looking for a patterned floor, but want to keep the floor versatile and costs down.
- Larger herringbone’s work better in bigger spaces. We normally find they work best in rooms greater than 4m wide.
- This floor is a clean grade, so very few knots, which gives the floor a more modern appearance.
- Herringbone floors are statement floors and will transform any space. The shape of the boards help make a room flow.
Why you should look elsewhere?
- Herringbone, whilst not as expensive as Chevron, is expensive both from a product and fitting side. Expect to pay around 60% to 70% more for supply and fit off this floor compared to a straight board.
- Make sure you allow for wastage. Square or rectangular rooms can be ok, but corridors, as the planks are left and right, can have very high wastage. Wastage can be especially high with larger Herringbones. Our advise is allow 15%, but sometimes even more if the area is just a hallway.
- Fitting will also be expensive. Compared to straight board flooring there are many more wood cuts that have to be made. We also recommend Herringbone is glued down when fitted (as opposed to being fitted floating). Only certain subfloors can be glued too, such a ply or a levelling compound, and this means additional works may have to be carried out. These are not required when fitting straight board floated.