What is the difference between Chevron and Herringbone?
What is the difference between Chevron & Herringbone Many people get confused about the difference between chevron and herringbone patterns. At a first glance, you may think that is the same style of pattern. However, if you look more closely, you will find different shaped planks.
The key difference between the two zig-zag patterns is the following:
- The ends of chevron planks are cut at 45 degree angles.
- Herringbone planks are cut at 90 degree angles, so are rectangular.
- Chevron flooring creates arrows to a point at the top of each zigzag.
- Herringbone flooring still has a staggered effect. Victorian parquet flooring is almost always rectangular shaped 'tiles' as is herringbone
Both chevron and herringbone can be found in different species of wood with different surface finishes. They will both give you a timeless and classic look and are becoming more and more popular again.