So imagine that you're redoing your floors, and you've decided to go with wood-look vinyl planks and now the contractor asks you what pattern you want for your vinyl floors. You're probably thinking...wood vinyl planks have patterns? Not all vinyl planks have patterns but the newest Vinyl Plank collection from COREtec® can be installed in a herringbone pattern to provide a unique and on-trend look that will make an impact in any space.
What Is Herringbone?
Herringbone is defined in Webster's Dictionary as "a pattern made up of rows of parallel lines which in any two adjacent rows slope in opposite directions". It has a long history in design and like marble countertops and good lighting, Herringbone floor patterns have never gone out of style. It's a classic trend that's been reborn throughout the years but has stayed as popular as ever.
Designing Floors with Herringbone
Herringbone is such a popular flooring design because it offers clean lines and simplicity. It makes any room look more put together and the zigzag pattern is eye-catching without being overwhelming. Herringbone pattern floors are a great way to add dimension to any room. Our favorite thing about Herringbone is that it lends itself to any design style and can work for any room everywhere from a bathroom to a kitchen!
Mid-century Style Design with Herringbone
Herringbone would work in any mid-century-style house for the very fact that it is a classic yet simple design. It's modern enough to be a current design trend and vintage enough to fit the Mid-century vibe.
Scandinavian Design with Herringbone
The clean structured lines in the herringbone pattern add amazing dimension to a Scandinavian styled room. It lends itself to the simplicity of the design trend while still adding points of interest. Scandinavian house design style by nature is very much "less is more" when it comes to design, so the added interest of a herringbone floor pattern creates another layer to a Scandinavian room.
Farmhouse Design with Herringbone
While not as obvious, the Herringbone pattern can enhance a Farmhouse style house the same way it can the other style trends. The Herringbone patterns look amazing in a modern farmhouse kitchen or bedroom. It gives a room a more put-together look which can sometimes be the missing piece with Farmhouse design.
Herringbone Floor Design Tips
If you are designing with Herringbone, you may want to complete the look in adjoining spaces with a coordinating colored plank that is laid in a more traditional pattern. Coordinating planks provide an easy flow to adjacent rooms for those who prefer to embrace the simplicity of a more standard 7" wide plank throughout the rest of the home.