blonde oak herringbone lvt flooring

Feb 02, 2023


By Joe Curran

Why choose herringbone LVT flooring

The herringbone flooring pattern is one of the oldest and most popular flooring designs and has recently been revealed as the ultimate design trend for boosting your home’s value, with the ability to add over £5k to your home. The beauty of this pattern lies in its simplicity, the classic yet stylish design can be used to enhance almost any room.

What is herringbone flooring

Herringbone floors have been around for hundreds of years and the trend is still going strong today. The pattern consists of two sets of diagonal lines that intersect each other at 45-degree angles to form an “X” shape—it’s called herringbone because it looks like the skeleton of the herring fish. You’ll find herringbone flooring is a popular choice in any space from the most modern and contemporary to the most classic and traditional.

Herringbone flooring is available in various materials including laminate, hardwood and most popularly LVT. Herringbone LVT flooring brings practicality and style together; providing versatility, timelessness and a range of colourways enabling you to find the perfect flooring to suit your interior style.

The history of herringbone flooring

Herringbone flooring is a popular choice for many homes but not many people know the heritage of the distinctive pattern. Herringbone flooring was very popular throughout the 1600s in France, and was considered a symbol of status and elegance. But the herringbone pattern actually dates back as far as the Romans and Greeks and was famously used by the Romans to build their roads. Rocks were laid herringbone to provide strength and durability. Herringbone flooring has strong connotations of timeless and historical design, however it has also become popular in ultra-modern homes looking to add dynamism and visual interest.

Where can I have herringbone LVT flooring

Herringbone LVT flooring can be used to bring a subtle sense of design and sophistication to almost any room in your home. It’s a particularly great choice for kitchens, hallways, dining rooms, and bathrooms that need extra durability and easy cleaning as well as resistance against accidental spills and splashes; however it’s also a suitable choice for bathrooms and living spaces that require warmth and comfort underfoot. 

Available in a wide range of colours, designs and wood grain effects it’s easy to find a style that makes the right statement for any room in your home. In comparison to other materials herringbone LVT flooring is also easy to install, making it possible to transform your space without too much distribution.

The benefits of choosing herringbone LVT flooring

Herringbone LVT flooring offers many benefits of which you should be aware. Firstly it brings a luxurious appearance that makes any room feel bigger than it actually is thanks to its pattern and the illusion of movement created. Additionally, opting for herringbone as an LVT offers high durability perfectly suited for any busy home, as well as easy cleaning and maintenance ensuring your floor stands the test of time. It is very resistant to scratches and dents caused by normal day-to-day wear and tear, making it ideal for high traffic areas like hallways. Herringbone LVT is also waterproof meaning accidental spills and splashes aren’t an issue. LVT herringbone flooring offers many other great benefits including warmth underfoot and underfoot comfort.

How to install herringbone LVT flooring

Herringbone LVT will usually be shorter than a typical LVT plank to help create the desired ‘zig-zag effect once installed. With the right tools, skills and equipment Herringbone LVT can be quick and easy to install, however for best results we always recommend hiring a professional.


Herringbone LVT flooring is a beautiful option for homeowners looking to add character and style to their home. We have an extensive range of Herringbone flooring designs available for the home, including our Natural Timbers Parquet collection and Rustic Textures Parquet collection.

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