Herringbone Wood Floors

I’m in love with herringbone wood floors. They bring such a uniquely dynamic, yet subtle, feel to any large room and looks especially chic with crisp white walls. The earliest examples of parquet floors can be dated back as far as the 16th century in Europe, when wood planks were installed at angles in slightly staggered patterns. Despite it’s classic and timeless appearance, you can create a more modern feel by cutting each plank into longer lengths. And with the abundance of affordable and easy to install wood flooring available these days, like engineered hardwood and laminates, experimenting with patterns can be realistically doable! There are some great tutorials out there, especially with when it comes to vinyl flooring. What do you think? Would you ever incorporate herringbone or chevron wood floor patterns in your home?

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(images via Daniella Witte, The Loft, One Kings Lane, Line T. Klein, Elle, & Jenny Wolf)  

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  1. Mun wrote:

    like!!!

    9.23.15
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  2. Michelle wrote:

    I love this flooring, it looks so damn elegant and classic!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

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  3. Louise wrote:

    I absolutely love these floorboards!! Future home goals!! <3

    http://www.thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. summer wrote:

    First and last are not herringbone… Theyre chevron. C’mon design blog!

    9.23.15
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  5. Love the interior! Great inspiration!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    9.23.15
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  6. Julie wrote:

    Yes please, love this apartment!
    http://www.outstyled.com/

    9.24.15
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  7. Francisca wrote:

    Actually… Herringbone and chevron floors are meant to be different patterns, one where the pieces meet at square angles (chevron), like the last figure, and one where they kind of alternate and the end are cut at quare angles (herringbone), as in the one picture before last. But they’re largely justaposed terms nowadays. So, design blog, keep up the good work inspiring us and leave tecnicalities where they belong… Away from our amusement 🙂

    9.25.15
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  8. These look like my floors in Singapore 🙂 In London, it’s carpeted! 🙂 Going to do a showcase of the London flat on hapinesswherever.com 🙂

    9.25.15
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  9. Scott King wrote:

    The 6th floor down is my favorite. I grew up with parkay floors which certainly aren’t these floors but it was a reminder to me. I love these floors! http://www.carpetcleaning-lasvegas.com

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  10. CJ wrote:

    Does anyone know what type of molding is used in the top photo? It’s simple and elegant.

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