When it comes to luxury wood flooring, few patterns spring to mind as easily as herringbone flooring. The recognisable parquet design can trace its origins back hundreds of years, and with good reason. Herringbone flooring gives a room a feeling of luxury; a sense of space and quality that only wood flooring can achieve. Our engineered wood flooring is finished using methods to ensure the finished product is resistant and stable in the face of everyday wear and tear for years to come. 

We create our own colours, with plenty to select from, developing and creating new colours on a weekly basis. All production takes place in-house, allowing us to provide a truly unique and personalised floor to suit you and your home. We source the best European Oak—the result of years of intensive research—from the best European forests, periodically visiting the factories to ensure we continue to get the highest standards of wood.



We produce our own flooring in house, which gives us (and, of course, you) complete control over the finished product. You can choose from a huge selection of colours, design, plank size, and even request a mixture of styles. Combine your herringbone flooring with Chevron or Versailles panels to give your floor a more interesting look.


Our wood is sourced through a heavily scrutinised supply chain: from forest to floor. Wood is inspected in the forests , ensuring only the highest quality wood gets to the sawmill. Where some of our competitors don’t know where their materials come from, we regularly visit the factories to ensure that the wood we use continues to meet our rigorous standards.

Herringbone flooring would be an asset to your home. It’s a simple, classic design that enriches your surroundings and adds space and depth to your life. A classic design that enriches a contemporary space.

Not committed to Herringbone everywhere? Why not put it in a hall or sitting room area to act as a feature floor? Run some planks in the adjoining rooms but keep the colour the same for visual flow. Anything is possible at Wood Flooring Ireland.

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From rustic grade wood with its authentic appearance, knots and all, to our smooth select grade, we engineer our planks using the highest quality birch plywood from the Baltic region. This is then combined with 4-6mm of solid oak for a stunning finish. Our planks are glued using cold pressing, ensuring that they have the quality you would expect from a luxury wooden floor. Finished with eco friendly oils with Guaranteed Irish stamp of approval.



Our selection of colours is not just a very large range, it is also unique to us and we are always developing new shades and tones. We create our colours ourselves, using formulas and processes known only to the Wood Flooring Ireland family. If we don’t have the exact colour you desire for your herringbone flooring, we will try and create it for you, giving you something truly unique for your home in the process.


As mentioned, an engineered wood floor can look and feel exactly like a solid wooden floor. But there are distinct differences between the two. The construction of the two types of flooring is very different. While a solid wood floor consists of the same wood throughout, engineered wood flooring consists of 4 or 6mm top layer of solid oak. This is the layer that is seen on the floor surface. This layer is supported underneath by several layers of top-quality waterproof birch plywood. A far more stable product than solid oak.

Here in Ireland, there are some things we have to bear in mind when making long-term decisions. Especially when we’re building the home of our dreams. It is good to remember that Irish family life can be very tough on floors. Keeping an immaculate home is the dream of everyone who loves their house, but our children and pets make that difficult. Engineered wood flooring is much easier to maintain in this respect. Our UV oils are the most hard wearing product on the market, perfect for the busy family life.

Don’t forget how common it is to have underfloor heating in Ireland too. Engineered wood flooring is more resistant to fluctuations in temperature and humidity than solid wood flooring. This means your beautiful bespoke handmade engineered wooden floor will complement that underfloor heating beautifully.

It’s a fact that wooden floors can be damaged by water. Water spillage, especially in bathrooms, can do tremendous damage to solid wooden floors. Engineered wood flooring is easier to repair if damage occurs, as the top layer can be sanded and re-finished if necessary.


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What’s the difference between herringbone and parquet?
Parquet is a style of wood flooring, different from plank wood flooring. It would make more sense to ask what the difference between herringbone and chevron flooring is, as they are both styles of Parquet wood flooring. Herringbone flooring can be engineered or solid wood flooring. All our herringbone floors are suitable for UFH.

Why is it called Herringbone?
Quite simply, the name “herringbone” stems from its visual similarity to the bones of a fish. Particularly herring, in this case. The zigzag pattern that is characteristic of herringbone flooring is seen in many other walks of life, such as brickwork, tiling, and even the weave of fabric. It is very similar yet distinguishable to chevron pattern flooring.

Which way do you lay a herringbone pattern?
There is more than one way to lay herringbone flooring. Traditionally, you would create a zigzag pattern by laying the wood at 45 degree angles to each other. It is also common to arrange the design into square modules, creating a more rectangular effect, and thus making it more distinctive from chevron flooring. You would discuss the fitting our your herringbone flooring with your fitting.


you can make an appointment to speak with one of our experts

As a family run business, we understand the importance of dealing face to face. If you would like to come visit our showroom and factory to get a better feel for what we do, or simply see some of our beautiful wood flooring in person, you would be most welcome. We are located in Cork but to Dublin and nationwide. Alternatively you can make an appointment to speak with one of our experts. 

Our lead times are typically around 6-8 weeks from time of order to arrival in your home.  All our flooring, be it plank, herringbone, chevron, Versailles, in any of our bespoke colours, comes with a free cleaning kit, perfect for keeping your beautiful new floor in top shape, and increasing the life of it in the process.



At Wood Flooring Ireland, we pride ourselves on creating exquisite bespoke handmade wood flooring.


Wood Flooring Ireland, we would be happy to hear from you!

Wood Flooring Ireland, 19 Northpoint Business Park, Mallow Road, Cork
021 4629913

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