Differences Between Chevron and Herringbone Floor

- Jan 27, 2021-

What is Chevron Wood Flooring?

Chevron wood flooring will give you a beautiful chevron or ‘V’ pattern.  It has been designed to specifically to create this style of flooring when installed. The individual planks of flooring are much shorter and usually narrower than usual planks.  The ends have been cut at a 45 degree angle so that the chevron pattern can be created, where the planks come together into a point.

What is Herringbone Wood Flooring?

Herringbone wood flooring is the traditional style or pattern for laying parquet blocks.  The blocks of flooring are much smaller than usual flooring planks and have been designed to create the distinctive ‘herringbone’ zigzag pattern.  You will fit the blocks of flooring together to provide a staggered zigzag pattern.  The end of the planks are left at a 90 degree angle so you will stagger the pattern rather than create a ‘V’ shape.

What is the difference between chevron and herringbone?

The ends of chevron planks are cut at a 45 degree angle.

Herringbone planks are cut at a 90 degree angle.

Chevron flooring creates a zigzag style pattern, coming to a point at the top of each zigzag.

Herringbone flooring still has a zigzag pattern but you will find it is more of a staggered effect.