Chevron Hardwood Floor

The luxurious feel of a Chevron hardwood floor

There’s nothing like a Chevron hardwood floor to add a sense of luxury to a room. Since the 16th century, parquet floors with a Chevron pattern have been gracing stylish homes, castles and manors, creating stunning surfaces with great visual appeal.

In a Chevron wood floor, the ends of each floorboard are cut at an angle so that adjoining boards form a V shape. The result is a great sense of movement and a “zigzag” pattern that provides a pleasing sense of geometry and energy in the room.

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, a leading manufacturer of exceptional handcrafted flooring, offers Chevron hardwood floor options in a wide variety of hardwoods and engineered wood floors.

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.

Choosing the wood for your Chevron hardwood floor

We offer 10 species of wood from which you can fashion a beautiful Chevron pattern wood floor.

  • Ash hardwood features incredible density and comes in hues that range from cream to light blonde to rich nutty brown.
  • Birch wood produces floorboards with blonde outer edges and warm amber portions, with a wide range of grain patterns running from highly figured flames to subtle swirls.
  • Brown Maple floorboards are characterized by subtle and consistent grain patterns with rich hues of amber and golden brown.
  • Cherry hardwood is prized for its burnished auburn color and subtle but distinctive flowing grain patterns.
  • Hickory is among the strongest hardwood and features lighter blonde sapwood to cocoa brown and beige heartwood.
  • Red Oak comes in deep, salmon tones and features tight grain that enables us to create boards of exceptional widths and lengths.
  • Walnut is beloved for its rich chocolate/mocha hues with auburn undertones and complex grain patterns.
  • White Maple is notable for its striking, flowing grain patterns and its clean, lighter hues that enable a more neutral finish.
  • White Oak comes in hues that range from beige to brown and features dramatic grain patterns that range from simple and sleek lines to vibrant swirls.
  • Rift & Quartersawn White Oak floorboards are cut with special techniques that produce straight parallel lines in the grain for a striking and elegant look.

Why Carlisle is your #1 choice for Chevron hardwood floors

For more than 50 years, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has been a flooring leader and innovator, producing handcrafted surfaces that are among the finest in America. Every Carlisle Chevron hardwood floor is created with time-honored processes, painstakingly crafted by master artisans who live and breathe the fine art of woodworking. Whether you design your own floor or choose a surface from one of our curated collections, it will be realized in exactly the same way: one plank at a time.

When you choose a Chevron hardwood floor from Carlisle, our team provides expert guidance and knowledgeable assistance at every step. From designing your Chevron pattern to choosing a color and selecting a texture, our experts provide the attentive support that makes the process of creating your one-of-a-kind floor almost as pleasurable as living on it.