Tundra Herringbone

A truly timeless style that has become a popular option for design-oriented interiors and stylish boutiques. Incorporating the traditional short-cut battens arranged in blended zig-zags, we go one step further and engineer our flooring to add extra strength and resilience. Our Tundra range pulls inspiration from the icy landscapes of the world, finishing gorgeous cuts of European oak with natural colours and cool hues, perfectly suited to just about any space. From classic touches to contemporary or modern interior twists. Explore our collections and order your free samples today.

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What Is Tundra Herringbone 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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Benefits of Tundra Herringbone 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.

Precise Micro-Bevelling

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.

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.

FAQs
What is the difference between chevron, herringbone, and baroque?

All are types of parquet flooring, known for its geometric patterning and short wooden battens, but with slight differences in design.


  • Chevron flooring forms striking V-shapes that are arranged in long strips with a clean line running down the middle.
  • Herringbone flooring also has a V-shaped arrangement, but forms interlocked zig-zags which are less uniform than chevron parquet.
  • Baroque flooring is the most ornate of the three and comes in a wide variety of different styles and arrangements, most of which rely on cubic shapes and cross-hatched battens.
How do I prepare for my herringbone-engineered wood flooring installation?

Get all building work completed or scheduled for a few days after the arrival and installation of your new flooring. This is because the blocks will need time to acclimatise to the space before they can be laid, and once down they will not be able to bear any weight for at least a day.


Acclimatise your herringbone flooring for between 36 and 72 hours, to ensure that the wood itself has settled into the natural temperature and moisture levels of your home. This will prevent warping and subsequent cracks after installation.


Note: All flooring pieces can be left in their original packaging while acclimatising, as they have been designed to keep the wood protected whilst remaining breathable.


How do I maintain herringbone-engineered wood flooring?

In order to keep your new or existing herringbone floors looking fresh, try to:


  • Sweep and vacuum regularly to reduce the risk of embedded debris and abrasion
  • Avoid crossing with heavy-duty or dirty outdoor footwear
  • Apply pads to your furniture to minimise scratches and scuffs
  • Clean up spillages and avoid leaving water puddles for long periods
  • Opt for specialist floor cleaners over harsher household alternatives
  • Vacuum before washing your floors to avoid staining
  • Use non-abrasive mops and cloths for cleaning


Note: Do not use steam cleaners.


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