Fashioning a parquet or Chevron hardwood floor
The Chevron pattern has been around for thousands of years – the earliest examples are from pottery and rock carvings in Crete around 1800 BC. The first known Chevron pattern wood floors are from 16th-century France, and the pattern has been gracing elegant homes ever since.
In a Chevron pattern hardwood floor, the ends of each board are cut at an angle – often 45° – so that two boards form a perfect V shape when they adjoin. When an entire floor is arranged with a Chevron pattern, the visual is a long line of arrows that form an undulating movement across the room, creating a sense of spaciousness and energy that is unmistakable.
In addition to a Chevron hardwood floor, Carlisle design consultants can also help you explore other patterns for hardwood floors. A Herringbone pattern is similar to Chevron, but the ends of the boards are not cut and the zigzag pattern has a more broken and overlapping feel. In a Versailles pattern, named for the floors in the famous French palace, the floorboards are cut and laid out in an intricate pattern that has a woven feel. We can also help create a custom pattern for a one-of-a-kind floor.
Additional options at Carlisle include prefinished and engineered wood floors with patterns. When you order prefinished or precut Chevron wood flooring, your floor can be finished in our manufacturing facility, where the boards are cut, sanded, stained and sealed under ideal conditions. A prefinished Chevron hardwood floor allows you to avoid the mess, odor and inconvenience of finishing a floor in your home.
We also offer engineered floors that are ideal for rooms with greater extremes in temperature and relative humidity. Chevron engineered wood flooring is ideal for installation in basements, on concrete slab or over radiant heat, for example.