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Whats the difference between Chevron & Herringbone

Many people get confused about the difference between chevron and herringbone patterns. At a first glance, you may think that is the same style of patttern. However, if you look more closely, you will find different shaped planks. 


 Chevron Pattern

What is the key difference between chevron and herringbone?

The key difference between the two patterns is the following:

  • The ends of chevron planks are cut at a 45 degree angle.
  • Herringbone planks are cut at a 90 degree angle.
  • Chevron flooring creates a zigzag style pattern, coming to a point at the top of each zigzag.
  • Herringbone flooring still has a zigzag pattern but you will find it is more of a staggered effect.


Both chevron and herringbone can be found in different species of wood with different surface finishes.  They will both give you a timeless and classic look and are becoming more and more popular again.

Herringbone Pattern
Zak & Elery Stradling

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