Herringbone patterns are a timeless choice, and work equally well in both residential and commercial spaces


For a beautiful flooring finish, herringbone patterns are a timeless choice, and work equally well in both residential and commercial spaces. The traditional size of herringbone patterns has been 70mm by 350mm in length, with a depth of 10mm for the solid overlay variety, or 20mm for tongue and groove blocks.

Our customers love the classic appeal of herringbone floors, although fashion prevails in all patterns and we are getting many queries about over-sized block herringbone patterns. These are visually bolder and a range of patterns is available. Turgon regularly manufactur and fit blocks of 1 metre in length and 150mm width for this kind of dramatic finish.

Herringbone floors can also be made with or without a border. The current trend sees them fitted directly into the wall and without a border for a fresh and modern aesthetic. Those who prefer the more classic look will opt for the border.

In terms of material, the majority of herringbone floors are made from pine and oak, and have been for a century. However, today's customers also want to see an increasingly unusual range of woods, and often in larger sizes. We can procure and fit all of these requirements to suit individual needs.

Technical aspects

Expert engineering is essential to ensure that the overall look of the floor is perfected. If blocks are not precision made, then an excess of filler will be required after sanding. This may not be visible initially, but over time as the blocks naturally move, the filler will begin to degrade and the end result will be untidy and unattractive. Of course, any herringbone floor that is to be sanded and finished in situ will always need filling, but we ensure that this is optimised by using only the most expertly manufactured blocks.

The options

Turgon offers total customisation for herringbone floors, with the customer choosing their size, wood and finish. We often recommend wax oiled floors with a slightly distressed and aged finish for customers who are looking for a solution that minimises maintenance needs and which needs no sanding. Every herringbone floor that we install is hand finished, aged and distressed by our own team of artisan cabinet makers, who carefully recreate an aged feel with real authenticity. We never use ‘tumbling machines’ to distress our floors, as these leave dents and marks in the wood and damage the tongues, resulting in a finish that is compromised and which looks artificial.

To find out more about the beautiful herringbone flooring solutions we provide, contact us today.


The detail in every panel starts with careful cutting to make sure all the individual pieces sit comfortably, whilst retaining the shape of the overall panel. Our craftsmen will perfect the finest details of each design.


The beauty of using panels, either traditional or modern, laser cut or hand made, is the extraordinary variety of decorative effects you can create by simply mixing wood species and patterns together.


Because panels are made up of individual pieces, they are more stable and therefore less likely to be by variations in temperature. Our hand made processes ensure the very highest quality.