Laying herringbone parquet

It used to be frowned upon as old-fashioned and ugly - now it's back on trend: the herringbone parquet. You can find out here how you can easily lay the resurrected parquet pattern yourself.

Herringbone - "braids " are not a problem

With modern herringbone parquet, the bars are almost always equipped with the so-called all-round click system - laying is no longer difficult and, moreover, no longer requires right and left bars, as was the case in the past.

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Most of the pre-fabricated parquet strips are now also made with a bevel all the way around so that the pattern character is even more evident later. The bar dimensions are relatively uniform 570 x 95 x 10.5 millimeters.

With herringbone parquet there are different laying directions: the so-called zero-degree direction means laying parallel to two room walls - it is relatively easy to accomplish and requires an auxiliary board as a starting point for the first plait, which you remove later. With 45 ° laying, on the other hand, you work your braid from one corner at a 45 ° angle. This looks more difficult at first, but it's actually not at all, as soon as you have laid the first few planks, the pattern can be expanded in all directions.

Step by step to herringbone parquet

  • Parquet strips
  • Baseboards
  • Rubber mallet

1. preparation

First of all - as with any floating installation - you must of course check whether your floor is actually completely level. If so, there is no problem and you can start right away.

First determine the type of laying you want to use. When laying at 0 °, first attach the auxiliary board, which you will remove later. When laying from a corner, the auxiliary board can of course be omitted.

2. Begin laying

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

When laying from the corner, you work without an auxiliary board and simply let the braid grow by clicking in the left and right elements alternately. Don't forget to always tap the planks together gently with a rubber mallet.

3. Complete the installation

When all the elements are in place, cut and fit the edge pieces. You can then mount the baseboards.

Tips & Tricks To better visualize the laying technique, simply make a drawing beforehand - this will make it easier for you to understand how the laying looks at the end, both at a 45 ° angle and at a 0 ° angle.