Herringbone parquet is experiencing a renaissance


  • Definition of terms and distinction
  • Large format solutions
  • Herringbone
  • Chevron
  • Carving Chevron - Innovation meets tradition
  • modern interior design solutions
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Herringbone parquet is one of the most traditional and popular parquet floors there is: and rightfully so! No other floor brings such an elegant lightness and at the same time a traditional atmosphere to the room. Herringbone parquet can be found in numerous historical buildings. The classic among parquet floors is experiencing a renaissance - whether in a modern or traditional ambiance: Herringbone parquet is always a visual enrichment. Sliding

The jagged course, which is created by the classic laying pattern, ensures a particularly concise look for the wood floor. The arrangement of the individual parquet elements is used to decide whether a room looks noble or distinctive. But what exactly is the difference between herringbone parquet and a chevron floor? And what is a French herringbone floor? With regard to the surfaces: which are there and what are the dimensional variations? The elegant look impresses in time-honored, historical buildings, as well as in modern apartments in the city. Be inspired.

Herringbone parquet, French herringbone or chevron floor? - A definition of terms.

Herringbone parquet can still be found in castles, palaces and, manor houses today. Magnificent ballrooms were decorated with the special laying pattern. Only since the 19th century, connected with industrialization, the parquet floor was made accessible to citizens and has decorated countless public and private rooms since then.

The herringbone pattern is a particularly trendy classic and timeless style element. Individual parquet strips are laid at right angles to each other and regular and symmetrical patterns are created that are reminiscent of a fish bones. A particularly elegant effect is how it shimmers in the light. Daylight hits both sides of the herringbone parquet at different angles. That is why the wooden floor is center stage and makes for an extraordinary eye-catcher. In contrast, the chevron floor (also called French herringbone floor) is laid at a 45 ° angle and thus differs in the laying angle of the wood. What is special about the laying method is the infinite number of V-shaped planks that run parallel to each other, which visually enlarge the space and give it an individual character.

New interpretation: large-format herringbone parquet

Previously, the herringbone installation was primarily only available in a small format - mafi natural wood flooring reinterprets the classic in the parquet industry and offers impressive and unique sizes in herringbone design. The large-format solutions offer an unmistakable character combined with an expanded spectrum of possible uses for herringbone parquet. Herringbone parquet has become indispensable, especially in public areas, such as in restaurants or hotels. More and more customers are also relying on the tasteful and self-confident exclamation mark in private rooms. Lengths of up to 1180 mm and widths of up to 240 mm ensure a design statement in every room.


The mafi herringbone parquet

Herringbone pattern: The special laying of the individual wooden elements creates a distinctive pattern. An arrangement at a 90 ° angle is reminiscent of the bones of a fish skeleton, after which it was ultimately named. Rows of two parquet strips are created, which are laid towards each other at their tips. A jagged gradient pattern creates a unique and distinctive look in the room. The full effect fully unfolds in large rooms. State rooms of numerous castles were decorated with this stylistic device. Timeless elegance and a high feel-good factor speak in favor of herringbone parquet, even in private rooms.

Dimensions of the boards: The board widths are available from 15.5 cm to 18.5 cm and 24 cm. The lengths are freely selectable between 78 cm and 118 cm. The short planks are already prepared for herringbone laying and are therefore supplied with 50% tongue on the left side and 50% tongue on the right side.

The mafi herringbone planks are available in different oak versions.

mafi French herringbone parquet and chevron floorboards

The chevron floor is known for its classic laying pattern. These are parquet strips that are laid at a 45 ° angle. This creates a unique laying pattern that is perfect for classic interior designs. Playful, magnificent and bulbous pieces of furniture, like those known from the Baroque period for example, can be combined particularly well with the French herringbone. Combining the classic-looking chevron floor with modern pieces of furniture is one way of creating unusual room concepts.

Dimensions of the chevron boards: the board widths range from 12 cm to 15.5 cm and 18.5 cm. You can choose between 53 cm and 70 cm in length. The short planks are already prepared for a chevron installation and are therefore supplied with 50% tongue on the left side and 50% tongue on the right side. mafi chevron floors are also available in different designs.

Chevron Carving - Innovation meets tradition

The Carving Collection is characterized by an extraordinary symbiosis of the natural structure of the wood combined with a unique graphic design. Satzstellung Von mafi developed a technique to integrate the traditional pattern into the floor design. Planks are bevelled at an angle of 45 ° and make it easier to lay the wooden floor.

Chevron I was inspired by the French herringbone look and impresses both architects and publishers with its graphic design. The lines of the chevron pattern are applied directly to the oak planks. The popular laying pattern is created with the right counterpart. The Chevron Carving series is available in various basic products made of oak and includes the variants Oak Astrein, Oak Vulcano Medium and Oak Vulcano. The floorboard look creates a new play of colors. With this design option, mafi is able to respond to individual requests.

Modern interior design solutions combined with herringbone parquet

The classic laying pattern of the herringbone parquet is a timeless and extravagant eye-catcher in every room. Traditional as well as modern living spaces get a special charm with a herringbone parquet wood floor. The classic laying pattern ensures extraordinary contrasts, especially in modern new buildings.

Large windows perfectly set the scene for herringbone parquet with natural daylight. The result is a natural play of light, due to the different angles of incidence of the light and the special laying pattern of the wooden floor, giving the herringbone parquet a particularly interesting and lively character. Puristic pieces of designer furniture are becoming increasingly popular in combination with the classic wooden floor pattern. The deliberate contrast between the very classic-looking herringbone parquet and the modern pieces of furniture combines modernity with tradition and creates a harmonious overall picture.

Open room concepts are the new flagship of modern living. New buildings are often arranged with open kitchens and adjoining living and dining areas. Herringbone parquet develops its full effect within these rooms and ideally adapts to the spatial conditions. A herringbone wood floor, will always create a feel-good atmosphere - whether in traditional or modern rooms.