Style Spotlight: Herringbone Floors
From the pages of Architectural Digest, to hot restaurants, chic boutiques, and everywhere in between — herringbone patterned flooring is a stylish design choice that feels unique and high-end, without being trendy.
Herringbone patterns have been used for centuries in parquet wood floors and monochrome tiling, but have recently regained popularity with the rise of geometric pattern in design. Appropriate in both traditional and contemporary style homes, herringbone can not only add interest to a room, but also help it to appear bigger or wider.
One of the exciting things about herringbone patterned flooring, is that it can be created with just about any material. Equally stylish in wood, tile, and porcelain, there are endless ways you can customize your space. Not sure where to incorporate herringbone? We’ve selected three perfect places…
An exciting way to make a fabulous first impression, herringbone is an elegant yet unexpected choice in a foyer. Whether you use hardwood that seamlessly flows with the rest of the home, or switch things up with a stunning marble — your guests will notice the warm welcome. You can even create a “tile rug” with a herringbone pattern.
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On the floors, on the walls, or both — herringbone can transform inexpensive tile to appear extremely high-end. Plain rectangular porcelain tile suddenly feels custom when arranged in a herringbone pattern. Consider flat matte tile for a modern design, or distressed wood-look tile for a Parisian-inspired look. And for a little something extra — upgrade your soapbox with a herringbone marble design.
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Perhaps the most popular way we see herringbone incorporated today is in the kitchen. Herringbone backsplashes are simply a no-brainer to add that little extra pop to your kitchen. But if you’re not ready to commit to an entire backsplash, consider a herringbone design behind your range. This creates an interesting focal point, without making too much of a statement. Herringbone patterned flooring is also breathtaking in the kitchen — adding warmth and dimension to the space.
Ready to reimagine your home in herringbone? Talk to one of our Flooring Experts today!