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Chevron Flooring Explained

Chevron flooring is often confused with herringbone or parquet block flooring. It does create a similar pattern, but the blocks of flooring have a slightly different profile. The chevron pattern created can only be done with this particular type of floor. It is a beautiful flooring design that is quickly coming back into fashion.

What exactly is Chevron Wood Flooring?

Chevron wood flooring has a unique and stunning design that immediately creates a beautiful statement floor.  It has been developed and designed in order to create the beautiful chevron pattern. When the flooring is installed the tips of the planks create a ‘V’ shape, known as a chevron.  Then the shape is continued to provide a uniform zigzag pattern throughout.

The actual planks of flooring are smaller than a normal wooden floor plank, and the ends are finished at a 45-degree angle. This allows the planks to be fitted together in the ‘V’ pattern.

You can only create a chevron pattern with this type of flooring.  It can sometimes be mistaken for herringbone or parquet block flooring.  However, this is a different type of flooring altogether.  The planks of parquet have 90-degree angles, rather than 45 degrees, thus creating a completely different geometrical pattern.

For further information, have a look at the following:  Chevron and Herringbone: What is the difference?

Why not have a look at our range of Oak Chevron Wood Flooring.

How can I install it in my home?

Due to the shape of the planks, and the unique pattern that is created, it has a very specific fitting method.  The planks usually have a tongue and groove fitting profile to provide a snug fit.  The main difference in fitting is because of the shape of the plank. The top and bottom of each plank has been cut off at a 45-degree angle.  Rather than laying the planks parallel to each other, they are installed in a ‘V’ shape.  The planks must be fixed into position with flexible flooring adhesive.  As installing chevron hardwood flooring can be quite complex, we would always recommend using a professional and experienced floor fitter.

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