Design Inspiration: The Difference in Herringbone and Chevron Patterns

If you want to make a statement with your flooring, the herringbone and chevron patterns are a beautiful choice.  They’re two of my favourite patterns and look great in any room.  Many of my clients do not know the difference but once I educate them, they often giggle and respond that they didn’t notice.
Chevron patterns run point to point and the ends are cut at an angle to create a continuous zigzag design; whereas with herringbone, the tiles finish perpendicular, resulting in a broken zigzag patter.  Can you spot the difference?
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The pattern also looks beautiful on walls.

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  • Reply Susan Athanasakou November 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Well yes, I can spot the difference as I have parquet flooring throughout my whole house.
    When we laid it more than twenty years ago, we decided on just straight lines of planking, don''t know the official name for this!
    We thought then at the time that the chevron and herringbone looked old fashioned.
    I often wonder if we made a mistake.

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