The Herringbone pattern can be traced back to the Roman times, named after its resemblance to the bones of a Herring fish, but it wasn’t until the 16th century that the Herringbone pattern started appearing in parquety flooring in France. Symbolising status and wealth, the Herringbone pattern has maintained its innate sense of sophistication thanks to clear geometric repetition and the quality materials used.
Unlike Chevron, Herringbone flooring has a distinct zig-zag arrangement that forms a unique, continuous V-shape. From gentle whitewashed finishes to rich browns, Herringbone flooring is a fitting flooring choice in heritage revivals, ensuring a home remains tied to its history and elevated for modern living.
This feature originally appeared in est magazine issue #38 and is produced in partnership with Tongue n Groove.