Herringbone Layout

1. Use reference lines throughout the area that is being installed.

2. The multiple of the width should equal the exact length of the piece. If the width of the product varies, this will cause separations at the end of the herringbone pieces.

3. Herringbone parquet can be laid out parallel or at a 45-degree angle to the room. Regardless of direction, Herringbone parquet will require a centerline and two working lines.

4. Begin by laying out a few alternating slats.

5. Snap lines A & B through the corners of the alternating slats.

6. Measure the distance from Line A to Line B. Line C should be 1/2 that distance and run parallel to Lines A & B. The centerline of the room and the center of the pattern is represented by Line C.


Herringbone Installation

1. To begin installation on working Line B , cut a square piece of plywood the size of the herringbone pattern. For example, if the herringbone pattern is 3″ x 12″, cut a 12″ x 12″ square of plywood.

2. Fasten the piece of plywood at your starting point on Line B, with one corner of the square pointing in the direction of the pattern.