What is Chevron Patterned Wood Flooring?
Chevron wood flooring consists of an invert V-shape. The pattern has the appearance of a long, straight line of arrows. Sometimes confused with the herringbone pattern, the chevron is designated by its parallelogram shapes rather than the rectangular ones herringbone patterns have.
A chevron pattern is created by the ends of each of the floorboards being cut at such an angle that when the two meet up, they form a distinct V shape. To make the pattern possible, the planks are narrower and shorter than normal wood flooring planks are as they are cut at a 45 degree angle and fitted together directly at a point.
All types of wood can be shaped in chevron patterns. Because of the manner in which the pieces are crafted, the design tends to bring out the ultimate beauty in the wood it is constructed of. Oak, including white oak, walnut, and hickory are excellent material choices when it comes to chevron patterned wood flooring.