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Herringbone Flooring

Herringbone parquet flooring

Herringbone floors have rich history as a traditional floor pattern in Europe. It can be installed in several configurations, with or without a border. A popular variation of the herringbone, called Chevron or French herringbone, is prominent in many prestigious European Chateaus.

Herringbone floors are typically installed piece-by-piece in various configurations, either parallel to the wall or diagonally (as pictured above). Herringbone often looks best with the points running in the longest direction of a room or directed at a focal point. Diagonal installation visually expands the room, but requires more material - add at least 15% extra if you are doing this type of installation.

For the best results, the herringbone is installed by glue-down or a combination of nail-down and glue-down. Herringbone pieces have grooves on three sides and one tongue on the long side. It all starts with proper milling, more-so with a herringbone than with any other pattern. If multiple fillet widths do not exactly add up to the fillet length the pattern will be impossible to maintain. Czar Floors uses laser-guided precision equipment that are calibrated regularly to maintain consistent dimensions. Tolerance for dimensional deviation is not exceeding .005” in the width or profile of any one piece.

Herringbone Flooring Installation Instructions

Czar Floors Herringbone is supplied as pre-cut T&G unfinished hardwood pieces -that can be assembled on site in different configurations. Herringbone planks are available in 2-1/4", 3", 4" etc. widths in different wood species. The prices listed below are for the most popular choices. Consider using the rift/quarter sawn (R/Q) option for radiant heated floors or where moisture stability is a concern. Read more: Why choose Rift and Quartered floor.

Using the options below, please select your size(width and length of the board), wood and type of herringbone.
Please make sure to account for waste when specifying the order quantity - It is typical to add 10% to 15% overage.

You may estimate the quantity by using our on-line Flooring Calculator or visualize and estimate your project using On-Line Custom Floor Design Application

Herringbone flooring is made to order. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks depending on the type, quantity and size before shipping. Completed orders will ship via LTL freight as palletized bundles. You may also purchase matching plank floors to along with herringbone, made from the same batch.

The minimum order for herringbone parquet flooring is 200 sq.ft. The herringbone flooring is sold in full bundles. The actual shipping quantity is automatically recalculated and rounded up to full bundles. After entering the required quantity, please click anywhere on the page or hit "Tab" to see the updated shipping quantity and total material cost.

 

Prices listed for unfinished wood, Select and Better grade, 3/4" thick boards. Call for other wood choices, different grades and sizes. Make sure to check our Specials page for great deals on leftovers and over-production.

For Board Type selection: Herringbone refers to standard rectangular boards, all of which are the same size. Chevron refers to boards cut on both ends at 45° angle, measured from tip to tip on the same side. Double herringbone are rectangular boards made in three sizes, listing the largest size in the selection. Please see the patterns below for more information.

Herringbone floor patterns
Diagonal Single Double
Diagonal Herringbone parquet
Single Herringbone parquet with 2 block border
Double Herringbone parquet

Chevron

Chevron patternChevron Herringbone Floor

Maple Herringbone hardwood floor

Maple herringbone, single plank layout with a matching decorative border.

White oak Herringbone with double planks hardwood floor

Herringbone flooring can be installed with double planks in the pattern.

White oak herringbone Oak Herringbone flooring American Walnut herringbone Chevron or French herringbone floor

Plank and Strip flooring

Hardwood floor white oak

Hardwood plank flooring, custom milled by Czar Floors, exceeds NOFMA and NWFA specifications. Our Select grade is similar to Clear Grade specified by NOFMA and NWFA. Czar Floors' boards are produced on German-made precision molders with human and machine inspection for knots and sap.

All planks are back-channeled. Moisture content is between 6.5% and 8.5% and not more than 9% in any single board. Tolerance for dimensional deviation is not exceeding .005” in the width or profile of any single piece. Czar Floors white oak is the best quality Appalachian white oak (Quercus Alba) grown in the northern United States. Comparing to other white oak species this wood material has much more consistent color variation, tight grain, beautiful "honey" tone when finished.

Solid Quarter or Rift sawn oak is a perfect choice for radiant heat flooring, due to its long successful history of use over radiant heated floors. Radiant floor heating, using solid quartersawn oak flooring, has always been a good selection for stability, especially when installing boards wider than 4 inches. With any floors - radiant or not - Rift/Quartered sawn oak would be the best choice and superior to plainsawn for a small increase in investment.


Hardwood floor planks can be used to fill the areas between borders and walls with parquet installed inside the borders. This will create the beautiful appearance of a "wooden rug".

Czar Floor can supply quality plank flooring at competitive prices. The benefit of ordering plank floor from the same source as your parquet, herringbone, medallions and borders is that you can insure that it will match in thickness and appearance to other decorative floor.

The minimum order for plank and wide board flooring is 200 sq.ft. Please account for waste of at least 10%. You may estimate the quantity by using our on-line Flooring Calculator.
The flooring is sold in full bundles. The actual shipping quantity is automatically recalculated and rounded up to full bundles. After entering the required quantity, please click anywhere on the page or hit "Tab" to see the updated shipping quantity and total material cost. If ordering with parquet or herringbone, the minimum order is 100 sq.ft - please call to order.


Typical length of the boards in the bundle shown with average length. Length of the boards in the nested bundle is not guaranteed.

All prices are for Unfinished, 3/4" solid wood, T&G boards in Select and Better grade. Please call for other grades.
If plank is ordered with parquet, herringbone the minimum order is 100 sq.ft. Please call 800-577-2927 to place the order. Lead time for custom milled boards varies and typically longer for wide ( over 6") and longer length boards. You may expect 2-3 weeks lead time for most flooring and 4-6 weeks for specialty order.

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