Chevron and Herringbone Timber
Chevron flooring: intensity from every angle
Originally patterns found in antique, classic decor, herringbone and chevron timber floor motifs are making a big comeback worldwide. Why? Because they add an original element and sense of dynamism to any space – trendy or traditional. Attractive oblique angles draw the eye and the attention, for interesting counterpoints between the floor and the other aesthetic aspects of a room.
Chevron or herringbone timber floors?Chevron and herringbone timber floor patterns feature planks arranged in horizontal rows of V-shapes, either meeting on a straight line or with overlapping edges. Hungarian point is a style of herringbone timber floor pattern that usually incorporates a narrow, vertical plank of timber, called a picket, between each column of V-shapes. As beautiful as they are, these patterns do come with some drawbacks:
- they are typically difficult to install;
- rectangular planks must be cut at angles to form the pattern;
- the center point must be determined for every line;
- there is a high risk of open joints after installation, since the tongue-and-groove system has no bias and cannot be ‘locked’ together.