Design & Planning

Deck Design Ideas: Herringbone Pattern

May 31, 2019

Inspiring Inlays

Add character while maintaining a sense of tradition with a herringbone inlay deck pattern. This mesmerizing deck layout, made of angled deck boards that come together to form rows of “V” shapes, has been traced back centuries, in present day exuding both whimsy and sophistication.


Style: Adventurous
Complexity: Advanced

Deck Planning Notes

MUST HAVE A PRO: This deck layout requires additional, beyond-standard framing, precise cuts, and careful installation. Hire an experienced contractor, like one of our TimberTech pros, and budget for more time.

TONAL SIMPLICITY: Too much color variation can make herringbone look chaotic, so keep color variations nuanced or limit contrasting deck board colors to small areas. Alternatively, perimeters and borders can look great in different decking colors around this layout. Get inspired by checking out popular decking color combinations for TimberTech AZEK and TimberTech PRO.

SCALE TO YOUR SPACE: A deck inlay design adds a rug-like accent to define sections of your deck. However, you can go for a full herringbone deck if you scale the layout to the overall proportions of your deck, avoiding a design that’s too busy.

Compatible Product Lines

TimberTech AZEK
Vintage Collection (Deck boards available in narrow, standard, and wide widths)

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