Herringbone for the Home for Floors and Walls
If you are thinking of putting in new floors in your home, incorporating a herringbone pattern into a floor or wall is the easiest, low cost way to add drama and instant impact to a room. By laying out the tile or boards in a herringbone pattern, one does not incur any extra expense in materials, however, the labor cost may increase slightly to account for the setup, depending on the type of materials used. A herringbone patterned floor or wall is a great way take the ordinary and transform them into something spectacular, where the resulting look is expensive without putting an extra dent in your pocketbook.
Porcelain Tile Laid out in a Herringbone Pattern
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|Nick Noyes Architecture via Houzz|
|The Design Atelier, Atlanta GA|
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The tile above is made to look like a weathered wood, with the benefit of the durability of tile. See my post on from a few weeks ago for tile with the look and feel of natural wood. Here, not only does the tile have the benefit of looking like natural wood, but laying it out in a herringbone pattern only makes the look even that more special, and most importantly, without breaking the bank.
Marble Laid out in a Herringbone Pattern
|Dodson and Daughter Interior Design via Decor Pad|
|New Ravenna Mosaics via Decorpad|
Who says that herringbone patterned tile is reserved for floors? It can be incorporated into any wall to create the same visual movement and feeling of luxury. I love how the light is reflected off the herringbone marble walls above, in different angles.
|Croma Design, Toronto ON, Canada|
Natural wood laid out in a Herringbone Pattern
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Unlike tile or marble, a herringbone patterned floor looks as though it has been there for several decades and has lived to tell a few stories. Oftentimes it actually has lived to tell a few stories, as more and more, wood is being reclaimed from old, abandoned buildings and repurposed to fashion entirely new spaces. Take for instance the photo below. Don’t you love the gentle unevenness of each and every plank?
|Antique french oak via Exquisite Surfaces|
|Wood floor image via Expensive Life|
The way that the wood grain lines up and miters at each seam also gives a bit of a rustic feel, which lends itself to the recently very popular industrial chic kitchen
|Architect Feilden Fowles, Image via Remodelista|
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|Commune Design, Chicago IL|