Herringbone Wood Floors are on my List

We have original hardwood floors in our 1930s bungaloe. BUT if we didn’t for some reason or our floors ever needed to be re-done, herringbone wood floors are at the very, and I mean VERY, top of my list of to-dos. The pattern is unexpected and oh-so-charming!

What do you think? Would you ever do wood herringbone floors in your home?

(above) found via Lolita and Overhead Herringbone Floor Pattern

(above) 50s at Marie Claire – image c/o Marie Clarie Maison

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this style of wooden floor is so popular in budapest, in the city centre flats that haven’t been updated in half a century or more. i’ve had herringbone hardwood in all the places i’ve lived in hungary but they just don’t have the natural wood colour like in your photos.. a total downfall.


I love this!! I would definitely do this to my floor if I had the chance.


3 years ago we ripped up our floor and spent 4 days laying a reclaimed light oak herringbone floor, wish the pieces had been as big as in the photos, we could have done it quicker ;o)
It’s so warm an natural looking, so glad we did it and looks even better now with more dints and scratches.


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I love the images you have here. I actually don’t think I’ve ever seen herringbone floors with such large pieces of wood, only ever the small squares of it. I wish I needed to do new floors in my house, but I just refinished the original floors my house was give in the 50s. They look great, but they are nothing like this. I want this.


gasp. the last picture there is a dream. i have a huge herringbone crush lately and since we’re looking for a new place to live i really want to have such a floor. and if the place doesn’t have one, i will get us one. such a great pattern.


Oh, drool. These are high on my list too. The wider, more-worn boards in herringbone is a style I haven’t seen before; so pretty! Thanks for sharing!




Totally! And herringbone is an eyecatching pattern–probably one of the reasons it lasts through the ages!


Good point Piper. It’s important to find a balance. Too much of one thing (pattern/ style) can be be TOO much of one thing. Ya know what I mean?


I think I could do herringbone floors but I’d have to keep other patterns in the room controlled with a wee bit of whimsy. Too much pattern keeps me from relaxing.


Me too Becky (obviously). Herringbone power to us?! Or something like that. 🙂



i love a herringbone pattern wood floor. the older the floor the better.

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