Herringbone refers to a pattern that consists of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping in one direction and the lines in the next column sloping in the other direction. The resulting pattern resembles the bones in a fish. Herringbone floors ordinarily are types that are installed one piece at a time forming several distinct patterns depending on what you desire. Projects are not considered to be do it yourself friendly because of the precision required to keep the floor tight and square at all times. If one board falls out of alignment and not corrected, the balance of the installation will become gapped.
A floor installed in a herringbone pattern is much stable than normal parallel installation, because the boards are pushing against each other, therefore annihilating each other with the end result of having little or no movement.
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