HERRINGBONE FLOOR – THE CLASSIC
Herringbone is the most popular parquet flooring pattern. Made up of rectangular wood blocks, sometimes called staves, arranged in a geometric zig zag pattern which loosely resembles fish bones.
A design classic in its own right, the herringbone pattern can be traced back to Roman times. Its pleasing geometric features has earned it universal appeal. Throughout history, the herringbone pattern has been used in everything from town planning to jewellery and remains a very popular motif in the design and interiors industry.
A Junckers Herringbone floor is made of solid wood through and through. A timeless choice for residential and commercial building designs alike, a herringbone floor will last for generations.
Junckers Herringbone flooring is made in solid Oak Harmony, a timber grade with a naturally warm appearance featuring some colour and structural graining variation between individual staves. A Herringbone floor is delivered untreated, to be finished on site with an oil, lacquer or a combination of both. There is also a range of stain colours available, including white and grey.
INSTALLATION OF A HERRINGBONE FLOOR
Installing a new parquet floor requires a high level of skill and expertise. A multitude of small lines must be arranged in perfect alignment in order to maintain the integrity of the geometric pattern. The wooden blocks are glued to the subsurface as well as together, and when the whole floor has been fitted it is sanded back to ensure an even surface, then finished in oil or lacquer.
The cost of installing a new herringbone or parquet floor is generally more costly than fitting a plank floor as the wooden pieces are smaller, requiring more precision. The floor also has to be surface treated on site which is not necessary if the floor is pre-finished.
Junckers Herringbone Plank and Twin Herringbone floors are delivered pre-finished with on oiled or lacquered surface. This means installation costs will be lower as they do not need to be sanded, filled and treated on site. The installation time is significantly shorter compared to an unfinished floor, with minimal inconvenience.
WHICH FINISH SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Finishing your herringbone floor is essential, it needs protection from external elements such as spilled liquids and dirt. Choose between and oiled or lacquered finish. Read about Junckers Woodcare products
BENEFITS OF LACQUER ON HERRINGBONE FLOORS
Lacquer is a very durable finish and often requires a little maintenance. However, if you take good care of your Junckers parquet floor, there is not a big difference.
Junckers’ lacquer is available in different gloss levels. Silkmatt has a slight sheen and a Ultramatt which looks just like an oiled finish.
BENEFITS OF OIL ON HERRINGBONE FLOORS
A clear oil creates a deeper glow for your floor, enhancing the natural properties of the timber. On floors with high traffic, oiled surfaces can be maintained with Junckers’ fast drying Top Oil as a spot repair, no need to sand the entire floor surface as is necessary with a lacquered finish.
BENEFITS OF A COLOURED STAIN ON HERRINGBONE FLOORS
Adding a subtle wash of colour or a deep, stronger shade to a Herringbone floor can create a completely new look. Choose from Junckers’ PreLak collection which can be layered to achieve a more pronounced effect; or Rustic Oil available in a wide choice of colours.