Picking a floor isn't something you do every day. What color is pretty? What installation pattern do I want for my floor? Is it possible to combine my wood floor with underfloor heating? All questions this website gives you answers to. Do you prefer a personal consult about your wood flooring project? Please, visite the showroom or schedule an appointment. We will take all the time you need for a personal advice. Ask us all the questions you want about wood flooring and we will advise you properly.
Herringbone Wood Floor Cost
Do you want to buy a herringbone floor and know what the costs are? Look below for a number of examples of wooden herringbone floors and the price per m2 including installation, materials and VAT. Would you like to buy a herringbone floor based on a sample floor? Click on the photo and then on 'request a quote'. You will immediately receive a non-binding quote with all costs by e-mail for your living situation. For more examples of wooden floors, you can view all wood flooring photos.
Would you like to know more about the options, installation patterns, prices or colors? Then make an appointment! In our showrooms in Alphen, Naarden and Amsterdam you can see and experience oak floors in different installation patterns and colors!
The variation in m2 prices of herringbone floors depend on the color finish, the installation pattern, plank width and thickness.
HERRINGBONE FLOORING OUTSIDE
In addition to a wooden herringbone floor for indoor use, it is also possible to install a herringbone floor outside. With herringbone outdoor parquet you can make beautiful transitions from your wooden herringbone indoor floor to your outdoor terrace or balcony. Keep in mind that in most cases, the herringbone wooden floor inside is made of a different type of wood than the herringbone wooden floor outside. A hardwood floor for outside is made of Ipé, Teak or Padouk and a wooden floor for inside in (mainly) oak parquet. This entails differences in color and wood drawings, also because outdoor wood flooring quickly discolours (grey). The herringbone shape brings the unity in design between the indoor and outdoor floor.
It is possible to have herringbone parquet installed both indoors and outdoors by the experienced parquet installers of Uipkes. In addition, we can also install underfloor heating under your herringbone floor or renovate your stairs with wood in a herringbone pattern. We can also provide woodworking on doors or frames to bring unity in design throughout your home. In short, all activities under one roof with a single point of contact, so that you don't have to worry about the custom work in your home that you want to outsource. Finally, we also offer service to properly maintain your herringbone floors, such as a maintenance set and re-sanding and finishing of your herringbone outdoor parquet, stairs and/or wooden interior floor. Make a showroom appointment to get a good idea of our services and to discuss your ideas and wishes.
The herringbone wood floor is an absolute classic. The pattern is thousands of years old and deeply ingrained in the human subconsciousness, so it’s less prone to trends. Besides, you can easily give the herringbone wood floor a modern twist. These floors really give every room a unique character and make your living space a personal, warm and atmospheric place.
Do you want to give a modern, minimalist look to the classic herringbone floor? Then you can opt for large herringbone floorboards in a light color and have the floor installed without a border or feature strip.
Whether you want to create a classic, modern, rural or vintage look, we can supply herringbone floors in any desired size, color and type of wood. Uipkes has been installing these wooden floors for many years for a wide variety of private and business clients in various living spaces and offices.
The herringbone wooden floor with underfloor heating is a perfect combination. Whether the underfloor heating serves as main or additional heating, the herringbone floor can be installed over it in the form of engineered wood flooring.
In fact, the engineered wood floor can even be installed over an existing tiled floor with underfloor heating. Also in this case the floor and the room heat up wonderfully quickly. The resistance of the wood we use is low (Rc=0.088), which means that the heating time is shorter and the room stays warm for a long time.
Choosing the right size for your herringbone floor depends on the space and the atmosphere you want to create. A large room with small herringbone planks will demand a lot of attention because there are many parts on the floor, each of which has its own color and structure. If you have a large 'boring' space, which you would like to have more detail, you can choose a smaller plank size and watch your room come alive.
If you have a house from, for example, 1850 and you want to retain the feeling of the past, then choose smaller floorboards with a border, feature strips and high skirting boards, similar to the style from that time. You can also make a selection of these choices to give the floor a slightly more calm look.
Do you have a new-build home or penthouse and do you like a minimalist style? In that case, go for large herringbone planks of 22 to 24 cm wide. You can place these herringbone floors tightly sawn against the wall without a border. In this case you do not need skirting boards and the design becomes even more minimalist. After all, you have a large-sized floorboard and not the border, a feature strip or skirting board that all demand attention.
You always use the rule of thumb that the living room is leading when determining the size. After all, this is the primary residence and you spend most of your time here. The corridor is a space in which you move from one room to another: so-called traffic areas. You do not adjust the format to this. You can probably start in the middle here, so that the pattern is evenly distributed from left to right.
Plan a visit to one of our showrooms or make a video call. We give personal advice and help you determine the right size for your herringbone wood floor.
The price of a herringbone floor depends on a number of different factors such as the type of wood, wide or narrow floorboards, solid wood or engineered wood and the type of finish, such as the color, skirting boards, borders and wood floor accent strips. Installing a floor in a herringbone pattern is labour-intensive and precision work. It is therefore advisable to have the herringbone floor installed by a professional, instead of installing it yourself. Having your floor installed also entails installation costs. These decisions make it difficult to directly attach a price tag per m2.
However, we want to make it as easy for you as possible and we have designed a special module you can use. After selecting your wishes, the tool will immediately send you a wood floor price indication by email. All mentioned herringbone floor prices include service, finishing, glue, installation, subfloor and VAT. Final prices depend on the pre-inspection and your additional wishes.
If you would like personal advice and/or a quote from our employees, please visit one of our showrooms by appointment. Video calling is also an option.
At Uipkes Wooden Flooring you will not only get a beautiful herringbone floor, but also all services related to installing the floor. Before installing, we will visit you to measure everything and, where necessary, we will advise you immediately on the best approach. We check whether the subfloor has the right composition and whether it contains the correct moisture percentage. We also check whether the surface is flat enough.
In short, during this pre-inspection, we discuss all the details surrounding the implementation with you well in advance, so that you know what to expect. There is also plenty of time to achieve the most beautiful end result together. This takes away your worries about the right purchase, multiple contractors and whether the end result will be as you expected. So you always get a unique herringbone floor completely custom made and installed, whether you live in The Netherlands or abroad.
Contact us for more information on installing herringbone floors.
The border is placed between the wall and the installation pattern and encapsulates a herringbone floor. The feature strip or wood floor accent strip is a narrow (wooden) strip between the border and the herringbone floor and is mainly used to create a contrast, accentuating the herringbone pattern. Contrast can be applied by combining a light floor with a dark feature strip or vice versa.
The herringbone floor with border, accent strips and skirting board is the classic variant. Modern-looking herringbone floors often have no border or accent strips. In this case, the herringbone pattern is extended to the wall. Another option is to make a border and accent strip in the same color as the floor, so that the contrast is less sharp.
The bevel on the long side of the plank, at an angle of 45°, is called a V-seam. Due to the V-seam that occurs when you put the planks against each other, the planks are nicely accentuated. This creates the effect of all lines around each plank. The organic shapes and color differences in the planks give the room a natural character with the appearance of an authentic and sturdy wooden floor. A herringbone floor with a bevelled edge has a lot more detail and demands more attention in a room. The bevelled edges are often used in herringbone floors to mask differences in height.
We create the floors without seams and allow the natural height differences to be present in the floor, so you don’t get a floor that is too smooth, almost unnatural. The herringbone floorboards are usually supplied without a bevel, so that the herringbone floor is smooth over the entire surface and so that the entire floor looks sleek and modern.
The direction of installation of the herringbone floor depends on the shape of the room, the incidence of (sun)light and your personal preference. The rule of thumb is that you install wooden floors in the direction of the incoming sunlight, but in practice the (sun)light can come from several sides or the shape of the room doesn’t make this desirable. When light comes in from several sides, you can install the herringbone floor in the living direction. In narrow spaces, such as a hall or kitchen, the herringbone floor is usually installed lengthwise. In wide or square spaces you can see where the light comes from to determine the installation direction. Finally, you can also turn the herringbone floor a quarter turn. In this way you get the so-called 'elbow pattern'.
The herringbone floor can therefore be used in many ways. Ask here for advice from Uipkes. Our advisors have more than 25 years of experience. We show these and other installation patterns in our showrooms, so you can experience the effects yourself.
You can install a wooden floor in a herringbone pattern in small or large rooms. By varying the plank size, color and installation direction, you can find a herringbone floor size that is suitable for every room in your home.
A herringbone floor is not only spectacular in the living room, but also in the kitchen, bathroom or office space. Solid hardwood herringbone floors and engineered herringbone floors are suitable for every room in the house.
We can make floorboards for you from 9 to 24 cm wide and all intermediate sizes. Many suppliers only have 2 or 3 width sizes, which means that they do not always match your personal wishes.
For finishing herringbone wood floors, we use an oil with a completely natural composition, which we produce in a sustainable way according to traditional recipes. Treated with this oil, the floors are protected against common external influences, such as water, coffee, cola, wine or beer. You can basically mop the floors every day if you want to.
We supply the herringbone floors with our own soap that easily makes the floor tidy again and protects your floor. It is also always good to regularly dust, vacuum and/or mop the floor. In the supplied maintenance set you will find means to keep your floor in top condition. The regularity of floor maintenance depends on the frequency of use of the floor.
Both installation patterns are beautiful and the choice between one pattern or the other is a matter of personal taste. The chevron floor has a symmetrical elegance that makes a room look calmer and more spacious. The herringbone floor has a somewhat more whimsical, but tough pattern that demands more attention. You can make both types of wooden floors more calm or more busy looking by adjusting the plank widths. Large, wide planks make the floor more quiet and more modern because there are fewer lines. You can also opt for planks without a bevel or a floor without skirting boards, which fits very well with a modern, minimalist interior. If you have dark classic furniture with a lot of detail and ornaments, the chevron pattern can provide a nice contrast. If your interior is sleek and minimalist, a herringbone floor can add a playful note to the room.
In addition to wood, herringbone floorboards can also be made of laminate or PVC, often with a wood-look to mimic the experience of a real wooden floor. The choice of material mainly depends on budget, personal taste, wood-look quality and durability.
Herringbone laminate with a wood-look print comes, in terms of first impression in a room, close to a wooden floor. In addition, herringbone laminate is a lot cheaper than wood or PVC and installation is easier, although the herringbone pattern is still a challenge to lay tight yourself and it is wise to also have herringbone laminate installed by an experienced floor installer.
The wood drawing that you see with laminate is made of paper with a wear-resistant layer of plastic on top. The printed wood drawing explains that when you look at a laminate herringbone floor, you often see the same, repeating wood drawings (wood prints). To reduce production costs, a limited number of wood-look prints are used, which is also reflected in the end result because herringbone laminate consists of more (smaller) floor parts than a plank pattern.
The plastic finish on laminate floors also feels different from a planed wooden floor. You often feel ridges or relief on the surface of laminate, which does not occur with real planed wood.
Depending on the intensity of use, you have to buy a new laminate floor every 10 years because of damage and discolouration.
The resistance of herringbone laminate is low enough for a combination with underfloor heating, comparable to PVC and oak. PVC and laminate have slightly lower resistance than oak, but these materials are more easily damaged and are less good for health if underfloor heating is used incorrectly compared to oak. A wooden floor insulates better, so that heat is also retained longer in a room.
Compared to a herringbone floor made of real wood, a herringbone laminate floor is cheaper in the short term, but more expensive in the long term, less durable and less environmentally friendly due to the plastic top layer. An oak herringbone floor lasts more than 20 years and can be sanded and oiled several times, so that a wooden floor lasts a lifetime. Removing and replacing a floor is quite a hassle, while sanding and oiling is done quickly at a fraction of the cost of a new herringbone floor. The value of a home with a wooden floor is therefore also higher and when selling, new residents can even choose to have the wooden floor oiled in a different color.
Herringbone PVC Floor
Herringbone PVC floors are popular because it is cheaper than wood and a PVC floor is available for every desired look. Wood look, stone look or prints with other motifs: it is all possible with PVC and laminate. PVC floors are also easy to maintain.
Yet herringbone PVC floors do not come close to the experience of a herringbone wooden floor.
PVC (PolyVinylChloride) is made of plastic just like other vinyl floors, so the floor feels and sounds very different than when you walk on wood. And just like with laminate floors, you cannot easily repair damage to PVC. PVC floors have a similar lifespan as laminate.
An important consideration in whether or not to choose herringbone PVC is the possible adverse effects of PVC on health and the environment. PVC is 100% plastic and in every life stage of this product (production, use and waste cycle) it is definitely one of the least sustainable choices you can make, as can be read in the recent publication 'The polyvinyl chloride debate: why PVC remains a problematic material', prepared by researchers from HCWH Europe, with the input and support of 18 leading health and environmental organisations. In addition, harmful substances can be released more easily if underfloor heating under a PVC floor is used incorrectly, which can negatively affect health and can easily damage the floor.
Although herringbone PVC is cheaper as a material, you often have to level the subfloor first. The following also applies here: leave the leveling of the subfloor and installing of herringbone PVC to a professional. The total costs of having a high-quality (=less toxic) PVC floor installed are already close to the total costs of a cheaper wooden floor.
As you can see, every material has its advantages and disadvantages and you have plenty of options to make a choice that suits you.
It will not surprise you that we, as wood flooring specialists, find a real and naturel wooden floor more beautiful than a wood-look floor. Other materials do not come close to the total experience of the wood drawing, the smell, the feel and the durability of wood. Visit us to experience our wooden floors!
With 108 pages of inspiration and tips about your ideal wooden floor
With 108 pages of inspiration and tips about your ideal wooden floor