The herringbone pattern is a classic and we all know how much we love herringbone floors. The chevron pattern, which is not as known about, is actually very similar to the herringbone pattern. Both these type of floors are typically found in traditional, older homes but that doesn’t mean that modern homes can’t use this feature as well. It pretty much works everywhere!
The difference between herringbone and chevron is, in the chevron design the material is cut on an angle so that the apex of the V meets squarely; in the herringbone design, the ends of the boards are straight and staggered, creating a slightly different effect (this is much easier to explain visually than verbally, so please refer to the below illustration).
These old and beautiful hardwood floors are used by the modern interior designer to make a high impact, or to make a completely subtle statement in her or his home. Depending on what flooring materials you chose, this way of installing floor planks is sure to continue in its timeless appeal.
I really love the chevron flooring, with its structure and regularity, but I also like the herringbone with its dynamic texture. What is your pick?