Herringbone: Modern Rustic With a Hint of Antique Charm
There’s no doubt that distressed and rustic styles are in, and Herringbone Canterbury’s HS (hand-scraped) engineered hardwood beautifully represents this look with a combination of classic elegance and a gentle, weathered finish.
This floor type is both durable and a breeze to care for. Because it’s composed of engineered hardwood, which means a layer of plywood runs perpendicular to the natural wood on top, it’s more temperature and water-resistant than solid wood. Herringbone Canterbury’s HS will look great in living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and anywhere else you want to add some old-time atmosphere and warmth to your home.
What Is Hand-Scraped Hardwood Flooring?
Hand scraping is a popular technique used to make the flooring look slightly used and worn. In the past, hand scraping was indeed done by hand by drawing a knife across the surface and was used to remove flaws and make the wood smoother. Today, however, this technique is performed by machines to achieve a weathered appearance — the exact opposite.
Why Choose a Herringbone Plank Pattern?
One reason for the popularity of wood floors with a herringbone pattern is that the staggered design gives the illusion of movement. This fluidity makes rooms seem more spacious. This alternate board placement has been around for a long time, dating back to the days of the Roman Empire.
Some other perks of herringbone floors include:
- Although they work well in large areas, herringbone floors also bring depth and character to smaller rooms.
- Herringbone patterned floors are available in many wood species and styles, providing lots of opportunities to add uniqueness and flair to your home.
- Both the angle and width of the planks are customizable. Broad patterns work great in contemporary spaces, while slender herringbone boards blend nicely with shabby chic, urban, and industrial.
- The herringbone pattern adds strength to your floor by providing more structural stability.
- The angled chevron design offers versatile decor options, from light and subtle tones to bold and bright colors that command the space.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Floors
- Engineered hardwood offers easy installation options, is low maintenance, and is simple to clean.
- Unlike laminate flooring, the top layer is natural wood.
- Engineered hardwood can often be laid directly over the existing tile or floor if it’s in good shape.
- Because engineered hardwood flooring has a layer of plywood underneath the natural, top layer, it’s less costly than solid hardwood.
- Engineered hardwood is available in an assortment of wood species and designs, such as parquet, diagonal, herringbone, random, and straight.
- Engineered hardwood doesn’t swell or warp because it’s more stable under changing temperatures. It’s suitable for use in rooms with high humidity or with heated flooring systems.
Herringbone Canterbury’s HS Engineered Hardwood Installation Options
When you’re ready to discuss the options for installing your Herringbone Canterbury’s HS engineered hardwood floor, our experienced installers in Herndon, Virginia, and Washington, DC, are ready to help. The associates at District Floor Depot will explain the entire process, expertly prepare the existing surface, and transform your home through new floors. We can’t wait to assist with your project! Get in touch with us today.