Chevron design is a characteristic flooring pattern. It can be recognized by its “V” shape. It is a symbol that has been popular for a long time. Chevrons are used to indicate the rank or service on uniforms worn by police officers. They are also commonly used in interior design and heraldry. Interestingly, they have originally been used on pottery and in rock carvings. The first evidence of the existence of this style dates back to 1800 BC. Chevron originated in Greece which has historic evidence of the earliest use of this pattern. However, more recent cases where it was used have been discovered in France, in the heraldry of Normandy. It is most probable that chevron flooring has its roots right there.
Chevron pattern is a type of flooring installed in such a way as to create a “V” form. It can be laid parallel to the walls or diagonally. Both methods are used for the installation of this style of flooring and are frequently found in large elegant buildings in all European countries. Nevertheless, it’s especially popular among the French.
Chevron wood flooring is one of the methods to make an impression that a room is bigger than it is in fact, or to create an optical illusion that it’s wider or longer. That is why nowadays chevron flooring is incredibly popular among the owners of smaller houses, or rooms where people want to change the proportions to make the room seem more spacious.
Chevron is a pretty timeless pattern for wood flooring. Every year the popularity changes it grows and falls. Chevron hit its peak in 2014. Despite of this, the popularity does not subside. There are at least two reasons for this: easy installation (read about it below) and a variety of design patterns: diagonal, random, straight or herringbone pattern.
According to data from Google Trends, the popularity of the chevron wood flooring declined (by about 73%). At the same time, we analyzed the preferences of our customers and we can conclude that in 2021 chevron pattern wood flooring is still very much in demand.
As far as chevron flooring is concerned, homeowners have basically two options to choose from. The first one consists in installing solid wood flooring in the chevron design pattern.
The second option is to go for the chevron design in engineered wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring is a very universal flooring solution. It can be applied in all rooms and is no different from solid wood, but it’s made by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, veneers or boards of wood together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials.
The structure of chevron engineered wood flooring looks like the chevron wood flooring that we can encounter in many homes in Europe, in particular in France.
Chevron engineered wood flooring inspires homeowners and makes it possible to install the chevron wood floor much faster that it would take to get the same result when installing solid wood flooring. It’s perfect if you want to make a tiny room look more spacious, but it also looks amazing in larger rooms. This modern and innovative flooring solution is great for those who want to stand out and look for something unusual.
Think about installing that type of flooring either in the entire room or cover only a part of the floor area with it.
You can, for instance, lay a chevron engineered wood flooring border all around the room and then install standard flooring in the middle of the room. This will make your room unique and help you get a brilliant visual effect. No matter which option you will go for, this new flooring solution is worth considering if you want to transform any of the rooms in your house or flat.
If you have a further questions regarding chevron wood flooring or you are looking for an advice about the best wood flooring for your home feel free to contact the ESB sales team. Contact us now to request your no hassle no obligation free samples or come down to our North London showroom for a closer look.