Old world meets new look in flooring

Posted on Jan 11, 2019

Have you ever walked into a home and fell in love immediately, but you couldn’t quite explain what style it was? Elements of old world design can really give a modern look an edge that is unique and distinctive. Since we live in what we see now as modern times we are looking for the most modern looking homes on the market. Whether it be in new home designs or in renovation projects, people are looking to be up to par with the standard look but have an edge that is uniquely their own.

old world herringbone


At the Hardwood Flooring Store we are carrying a new line of flooring that we think will be a big hit with people looking to make a statement. We have 3 varieties of a beautiful floor called, Old World Herringbone from Anderson Tuftex.


Shaw Industries, a giant in the flooring industry, has combined Anderson (a hardwood manufacturer based in South Carolina) and Tuftex (a legacy carpet company based in California) into a powerhouse now known as  Anderson Tuftex .


The premise of this east-meets-west, soft-meets-hard combination is a company that focuses on producing flooring designs with intention and crafted with care.


This product comes in two different sizes:


6x24 Herringbone available in:

  • Herringbone
  • Double Herringbone
  • Basketweave
  • 8x72 Planks


Install in on floors for a classic foundation for a room design or on an accent wall for a stunning focal point!



Why the “strange” pattern?



Most homes haven’t seen this pattern in a long time. A herringbone pattern is a historically popular design that’s created by alternating hardwood boards in zig-zagging, 90-degree angles. This pattern is named for a fancied resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring. Often seen in older century homes or castles from a time long ago, this pattern is making a come back with home owners today. Each wood plank is cut in rectangles and then staggered so that the end of one plank meets the other. This is how the broken zig zag look is achieved. The pattern was historically used in interiors in Roman times and through the Middle Ages, and only latter gained popularity in the home of the common man. Once herringbone wood floor started being used in castles and homes of the wealthy around Europe, it didn’t take long for it to gain in popularity worldwide.


old world herringbone

More design spaces are using patterns like herringbone wood floor in order to add dimension and flair. This trend has become more popular in recent years, with The hardwood Flooring Store installing more floors with this unique pattern.



Why Choose Herringbone Wood Floors?



If you are not sure as to whether herringbone wood floors are right for you, then here are 5 key benefits to help you make your choice.


  • The floor is extra strong and tight because of the inter-locking pattern.
  • The end result is a beautiful unique looking floor for your home.
  • The floor is guaranteed to me a conversation piece with all your guests
  • These are high-end floors, so the value of your home will benefit from your choice in this flooring style
  • The Herringbone pattern will make your home feel more spacious.


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