What Is Herringbone Engineered Wood Flooring?
The History of Herringbone
The Romans first utilised the herringbone flooring technique, favouring the interlocked systems for their strength under extreme foot traffic and structural pressure. Much later, the herringbone formation regained popularity amongst the 17th-century aristocracy in France – this is where we see the introduction of polished wood battens, arranged intricately in homes as a symbol of status and luxury.
Traditionally, herringbone wooden flooring has been made by glueing strips of wood to the floor to create the signature pattern, which is time-consuming and expensive. Our Tundra Herringbone collection is precision-cut into blocks, making it simple to install, less wasteful, and much more cost-effective.
How We Harness Expert Engineering
We achieve the same look as traditionally laid hardwood but with improved durability and versatility – and for a fraction of the cost.
We layer plywood – robust birch, pine, spruce, and poplar – under a solid layer of oak timber. This formation makes extremely flexible flooring that handles fluctuations in temperature and humidity well, which is a shortfall of most traditional hardwood flooring.
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The Benefits of Herringbone Engineered Wood Flooring
Compatibility With Underfloor Heating
Our homes naturally experience shifts in temperature and moisture levels. This can make it difficult to choose real wood flooring to lay over underfloor heating.
A strong benefit of our herringbone-engineered wood flooring is that it can be installed safely over all modern systems, be they electrical or hot-water based.
Tongue & Groove Fittings
We streamline the installation process by providing tongue & groove fittings across our whole Tundra Herringbone collection. The striking and almost mathematical beauty of parquet flooring, and indeed herringbone specifically, is guaranteed by these locking systems.
UV Oil Finishes
Few things beat an oil finish on oak wood. The UV oils we use across our Tundra Herringbone collection enhance the existing grain patterns and vivify the warmth and lustre of the oak itself, whilst providing an extra layer of protection and stain resistance.
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Our micro-bevelling techniques leave no room for error. We soften the joins between battens and blocks to create a comfortable feel underfoot and an attractive look.
Our 4-point bevelling also helps to make cleaning your herringbone flooring easier, with tight lines that take in less debris and liquid from spills, and are easier to vacuum.
Reasons to Choose V4 Wood Flooring
Our 35-Year Guarantee
We trust the quality of our herringbone-engineered wooden floors, which is why we offer such a generous guarantee on our domestic installations.
For commercial projects, we also offer a tailored warranty. So you can always be certain you are receiving the best grade of wooden flooring that is going to stand the test of time.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
All of the timber we use to craft our Tundra Herringbone collection has received FSC© certification. This ensures that the European oak we use has been sourced from managed forests that have met the standards of The Forest Stewardship Council.
Engineered wood floors also yield 60% more wood per tree than standard hardwood flooring. This is because engineered wood requires only 2 to 6 mm of timber, whereas hardwood can require as much as 22 mm.
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Our Room Visualiser
With so much to choose from, it can be hard to decide on which herringbone floors will suit your space best. That is where our state-of-the-art Room Visualiser can step in to help.
Using your interior images, you can easily preview each flooring type in the collection to see exactly how it will look after installation.
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