INSPIRATION: HERRINGBONE & CHEVRON WOODEN FLOORS

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I love a beautiful herringbone parquet floor, especially in a large space with high ceilings and windows. Today I show you various spaces in which both herringbone and chevron floors can be seen. The difference between the two? Both herringbone and chevron floors are composed of planks of equal size arranged in a zig-zag pattern. Chevron patterns are achieved by cutting the short edges of equal size wood pieces at a precise angle. Placing these angles together point to point creates a continuous zigzag design. Herringbone pieces are also equal size wood pieces but kept straight edged at the short side – making them perfect rectangles. These rectangles are placed short side to one end of the long side and then repeated. In photos 6 and 8 you can see a chevron pattern floor. All other images feature a herringbone floor. I am curious to know which pattern you prefer!

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Credits & source: 1. – 5. images by Heidi Lerkenfeldt | 6. unknown | 7. M. Nguyen | 8. unknown | 9. One Fine Stay | 10. Joe Schmelzer | 11. AB Kasha | 12. Septembre | 13. via Remodelista.

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