Named after the herring bone skeleton, Herringbone has seen a resurgence in demand over the last few years.

Named after the herring bone skeleton, Herringbone has seen a resurgence in demand over the last few years. Costs associated with original herringbone floors where only open to homeowners with generous budgets and many fans of this design had to admire this floor from afar.

Traditional herringbone floors were created using individual rectangle blocks that were carefully fitted by skilled fitters, which pushed the cost of replicating herringbone into homes out of the average budgets. With advances in technology, it is now easy to install a budget-friendly option with realistic herringbone designs created in LVT and laminate floors.

Herringbone is a great choice of floor for smaller spaces as it creates a clever optical illusion which draws the eye to the larger part of the V pattern, making it appear wider than it is. This makes herringbone a great choice for hallways, study areas and box rooms.

Herringbone is not just restricted to wood finishes as now there are a variety of textures (such as the stone effect of Bilbao); darks and lights (Greta, Stuttgart) or combination finishes (Pamera greys and monochromes).

Trends for 2020 include calm and neutral interiors and herringbone will fit in perfectly with these predicted styles and provides versatility to work with any new interior fashions that surface in the year ahead.