Rich and sophisticated in colour with an array of dark tones and lovely texture, this large board herringbone floor is the perfect choice for a traditionally styled home. Highclere Coffee Oak is also available in a traditional straight board (Harlech Coffee Oak) and a smaller herringbone (Goodrich Coffee Oak).
These are the questions we get asked most often about our floors and their features.
How to I clean my Highclere floor?
All of our Highclere floors have a brushed & matt lacquered finish, therefore you can use our cleaning kit for lacquered floors. You may also keep it clean with a well wrung damp mop.
How thick is Highclere flooring?
Highclere flooring is 15mm thick with a 4mm real oak wear layer.
Is Highclere flooring harder to install than plank flooring?
Patterned flooring such as herringbone is generally much more complex to install than traditional straight plank. This is because the pattern needs to be measured and laid perfectly, otherwise you will end up with gaps. Therefore we recommend choosing an installer who has plenty of experience.
Does this floor come in any other matching styles?
Yes – this floor is available in a matching plank within our Harlech range and a smaller herringbone within our Goodrich range.
Can I use underfloor heating with Highclere flooring?
Yes – Highclere is suitable when fully stuck down.
How can Highclere floors be installed?
Highclere can be floated, glued or secret nailed.
What joints does Highclere flooring have?
Highclere floors have tongue & groove joints.
Can I use Highclere flooring in my bathroom?
We generally wouldn’t recommend using engineered flooring in a bathroom.
There’s no question just how stunning a herringbone floor can look when installed correctly – those striking patterns will truly transform any room. However, herringbone can also be surprisingly unforgiving for the inexperienced installer, which is why we’ve put together our 5 top tips for successfully laying a herringbone floor.
There’s nothing better than leaving a lasting impression. And this can be said about your home too – the hallway is the first and sometimes only glimpse a visitor has into your style and décor taste. Your hallway flooring choice can transform your space and give that instant ‘wow’ feeling…
We love seeing transformations, especially when they’re as beautiful as this one. Woodpecker was recommended to Alex by her fantastic joiner who was responsible for all of her woodwork throughout the house, as well as several contacts on Instagram. Everything about the room is simply dreamy…
When it comes to choosing between light or dark parquet, there are many things to consider such as the overall look you’d like to achieve, the flow of natural daylight and the size of your room. Take a look at our style hints and tips on some of our favourite light and dark parquet floors…
Perfected in the grandest of settings, parquet has been associated with prestige ever since. Not only does it evoke a sense of history, but by bringing wood of various colours and grains together in a classic pattern, parquet truly is inspired by nature.
We generally recommend adding at least 10% on top for wastage, however, the plank type, laying pattern and room shape will have an impact on how much wastage is needed so it’s always best to consult with your installer first. Herringbone and chevron floors will typically need 15%-20% wastage.
Use our simple guide to learn how to get accurate measurements of your room.