Chevron or Herringbone Floor? This is the difference

16 Sep 2022
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The difference between the chevron pattern and the herringbone is the angle in which the planks are installed
The difference between the chevron pattern and the herringbone is the angle in which the planks are installed
Foto: Uipkes

The chevron floor and the herringbone floor are different installation patterns. With a herringbone floor, the floor parts are laid against each other at an angle of 90°. With a chevron floor, the floorboards are placed against each other at an angle of 45 or 60 degrees, creating sergeant stripes in the pattern.

Chevron and herringbone pattern comparison of a Milk White oak floor

Variations of the chevron floor pattern

In addition to the 'standard' chevron floor, there are various variations on the pattern where the planks are installed slightly differently. For example, there is the chevron floor Continuus where the left and right floor parts connect to each other.

One large chevron pattern wave is created that fills the entire space. You can also choose from the chevron floor Stretcher Bond, Alternatim single or Alternatim double. Discover all chevron pattern floors.

Variations of the herringbone floor pattern

Various variations are also possible with the herringbone floor. Consider, for example, the double or triple herringbone. Or give your floor a twist and choose the elbow pattern where the herringbone pattern is turned a quarter turn. Discover all herringbone pattern floors.

Dark oak chevron pattern floor installed in a beautiful home in Haarlem

Which installation pattern to choose: chevron floor or herringbone?

That depends on your interior wishes. With a herringbone floor, more is happening on the floor than with a chevron floor. You can make a herringbone floor claim even more attention in a room, when you apply a beveled edge (v-groove) to the floorboards, which emphasizes the lines of each individual floorboard and gives the whole a more classic herringbone floor look.

The chevron floor is sleeker due to the symmetrical shape and generally fits better with a modern interior. Installing a wooden chevron floor is more labour-intensive than a wooden herringbone floor, because every floorboard has to be machined to accommodate the angle of 45 or 60 degrees. As a result, the costs of a chevron floor are often higher than a herringbone floor.

By playing with the width of the floorboards, you can let the floor pattern speak out more or make it more quiet. Thin planks provide a classic effect, wide planks make the floor look calmer and more modern.

Are you inspired?

In our showrooms in Alphen aan den Rijn, Naarden and Amsterdam we have various examples of chevron floors and herringbone floors, so you can experience the differences. Visit our showrooms during opening hours or plan your visit with a showroom appointment (video calling is also possible). You can request our free inspigazine and orient yourself at home. Do you already know what you want? Then request a quote.