A classic at a moderate price: Herringbone parquet

The jagged joints and bars of the herringbone parquet conjure up a decorative look on the wooden floor. Depending on the type of wood and the type of production, the price for the herringbone is in the middle to upper segment. In the majority of cases, solid wood versions are purchased.

More expensive than mosaic parquet

Within the individual wood species groups, the strips for the herringbone parquet are among the more expensive parquet elements. In contrast to smaller mosaic parquets, the requirements for the purity of the wood are higher and sapwood must not be present in even the smallest proportions.

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If the herringbone made from indigenous trees is offered in solid wood, the prices per square meter are on average around twenty percent higher than the price for mosaic parquet in the form of a cube, which is made from the same wood.

Usual woods for the herringbone parquet are maple, cherry, oak, ash and walnut, the prices per square meter start from fifty euros. Precious woods such as wenge or mahogany must be calculated with at least eighty euros per square meter.

Cheaper two-layer products

The wooden rods for herringbone are built up in multilayer versions from the wood layer and a carrier plate. The thickness is ten to 16 millimeters and the wear layer is three to five millimeters thick. Depending on the type of wood, the cheapest herringbone parquets are available from thirty euros per square meter.

In the precious wood sector, the price differences between the two-layer structure and the solid wood version are not so serious. This is also due to the mostly very high-quality wear layer trees, which are made from particularly beautiful veneers such as oak.

Multiple patterns sometimes cheaper

If you want to buy a double or triple herringbone, you can fall back on laying units that have already been put together on nets, which often have a lower price per square meter than simple herringbone parquet.

Tips & Tricks Herringbone parquet is one of the most complex parquet patterns to lay. If large wooden sticks with tongue and groove are used, the experienced private individual can dare to lay them himself. In the case of conventional butt-laid bars, a specialist should carry out the laying.