Over the past few years, herringbone flooring has increased in popularity. This is partly down to the movement of people wanting a classic finish to their home. It has featured in many design magazines which has led to a resurge of the herringbone pattern. Although this pattern of flooring is time consuming to lay if you want the traditional real wooden parquet, it creates a simple but very effective design. It has stood the test of time in terms of appeal as it has been used in houses for many centuries and you can see why. It helps to make the inside of your home a statement without being over the top.
As herringbone has proven to be a more popular flooring option, it has led to alternatives being available like SPC and laminate. This makes it cost-effective for people on a budget whilst also being less labour intensive. Alternatives like laminate are also less maintenance as real wood flooring needs to be refinished and looked after much more. With laminate and SPC they are both waterproof and wipes clean easily with little to no maintenance apart from a good clean which is ideal for families and busy households. It is also a brilliant option for households with pets as you haven’t got to worry about cleaning up muddy footprints and the likes which is ideal. Herringbone flooring enhances a room by adding depth and richness in any space, however big or small. The geometric pattern and the boldness it provides, makes it work in every space. For many years, people believed that the zig-zag effect herringbone creates only work well in large rooms but that is down to it being a very popular choice for grand and stately homes over the centuries. However, over recent years, more and more interior designers have been able to utilise this pattern well in average sized homes which has also led to a resurge. Underfoot Flooring’s bespoke collection offers you a wide variety to choose from, from the width of the plank to the colour of the plank. This means that there is a choice suitable for all if you want it in your home.
Not only is there a resurge in this traditional pattern of flooring but there is also a new trend to make it even more contemporary. To create a twist on the classic look, you could try adding interest to the pattern by alternating coloured planks. The colour palette gradient will subtly weave different tones and shades throughout your home which will draw in the eye. To create a well framed floor in a room, herringbone works particularly well with a border, especially if you use a single or double plank straight edge.
This trend led design will never date so you will always have a stylish home which is definitely a reason why there is currently a resurge for this pattern of flooring. Paired with cost friendly alternatives, what isn’t there to like!