Lay herringbone parquet

It was once frowned upon as old-fashioned and unschicked - now it's hard again: the herringbone parquet. You can find out here how to lay the revived parquet pattern yourself.

Herringbone "braids" are no difficulty

Today, with modern herringbone parquet, the bars are almost always equipped with the so-called all-round click system - so laying no longer presents any difficulties and, moreover, does not require right and left bars, as was previously the case.

Most prefinished parquet rods are today also made with a circumferential chamfer, so that later the pattern character is even more pronounced. The bar dimensions are relatively uniform 570 x 95 x 10.5 millimeters.

In herringbone parquet there are different installation directions: the so-called zero-degree direction means laying parallel to two room walls - it is relatively easy to accomplish, and needed for the first plait an auxiliary plank as a starting point, which one later removed. By contrast, when laying 45°, you work your braid from a corner at a 45° angle. This looks more difficult at first, but it is not really, as soon as you have laid the first few planks, the pattern can be extended in all directions.

Step by step to herringbone parquet

  • parquet strips
  • Mopboards
  • rubber hammer

1. Preparation

First of all, as with any floating installation, you must of course check that your floor is actually completely level. If that is the case, there is no problem and you can start immediately.

First determine in which laying mode you want to lay. At 0° installation, first attach the auxiliary board, which you will later remove. When laying out of a corner, the auxiliary plank can of course be omitted.

2. Begin laying

Attach the first of the rods to the auxiliary board at a 90° angle, then attach the second board at the correct angle. If you click around more planks, if you have laid three plank angles you can then remove the plank and simply extend the plait in all directions until the end of the room is reached.

When laying out of the corner, you work without an auxiliary plank, and let the braid grow simply by clicking on left and right elements. Do not forget to knock the planks together gently with the rubber mallet.

3. Complete the installation

When all elements have been laid, trim the edge pieces and fit them. After that, you can already mount the baseboards.

Tips & Tricks

In order to better visualize the laying technique, just make a drawing beforehand - it will help you to understand how the installation looks visually at both the 45° angle and the 0° angle.

Video Board: How To Install a Herringbone Wood Floor