Whether you decide to go for Solid Wood Parquet or Engineered Herringbone flooring, you can achieve various astonishing one-off designs depending on the way your flooring is laid.


Herringbone has a distinctive zigzag pattern, which is repeated across the entire floor. It comes in a variety of shades and styles, making it the perfect choice if you are looking for something that will make a statement. This pattern is achieved using a very specific fitting style and therefore can be tricky to fit, so it is probably one that should be left to the professionals.

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Double herringbone:

As the name suggests, the double herringbone pattern is simply achieved by laying 2 planks or blocks of flooring together at a time. In other words the use of planks are doubled up to create an even more distinctive zigzag pattern.

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Basket weave:

This is a very unique and flexible pattern in which flooring is laid. Single planks are bundled to form squares, which are then laid at a perpendicular angle to the adjacent square. To achieve this pattern, one bundle (square) is simply laid vertically and the following bundle must be laid horizontally. Based on personal preference, basket weave patterns are also commonly created with the use dual colours or combinations of shades to form unique flooring designs.

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This traditional style lives up to its name, as the way in which the planks are laid resembles the appearance of brickwork. It seems that one piece of wood is always perfectly overlapping two planks directly beneath it.

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