Chevron Patterns in LVT flooring: Elegance and Heritage
Chevron: beautiful design then and now
Our ready to use LVT Chevron combinations make it an easy choice for those wanting a modern floor in any room
History of the Chevron Pattern
Chevron patterns have a wealth of provenance in the design world and the pattern has a lengthy history in many industries including art, textiles and interiors. Although the word ‘chevron’ first appeared in the late 14th century, the use of chevrons in design was seen as early as 1800BC, found on Grecian ceramics, pottery and rock carvings. However, it wasn’t until the 17th century that the pattern made its way into popular culture when demand for parquet flooring gained momentum. Notably, chevron flooring was used for one room within the Palace of Versailles instead of the parquet de Versailles panels that are now so well known, adding an aura of timeless elegance to the pattern.
Chevron wood flooring continued to be a popular choice throughout the 18th and 19th century, most distinctly in Paris during the Haussmann era when much of the city was rebuilt in a large-scale urban planning effort.
The effortless versatility of chevron décor and flooring has paired itself with many design movements throughout history, allowing it to complement a variety of interior styles. The use of different tones and textures lends itself to trends from contemporary bohemian to art deco glamour, making it a welcomed addition to any room.
Chevron floors have been cherished for their incredible versatility for over 400 years and will continue to be a staple in interior spaces for the foreseeable future. The angle of the blocks as well as their width can be changed to give assorted effects. A wide chevron pattern adds impact to contemporary schemes, whilst skinny chevron blocks can be incorporated into urban, industrial looks such as Chevron 418 from our MOODS collection
Chevron, a twist on herringbone
A twist on common herringbone, chevron is a subdued pattern that can be used for subtle arrangements. Perfect for all-over wood effect floors, the chevron is a great way to build elegant boundaries in linear stripes without resorting to typical high-contrast colour changes or switches of material. The chevron is all about not trying too hard.
Mixing Chevron colour finishes creates an impactful yet elegant design for any room of the house. Whilst herringbone design uses planks cut with straight edges laid in a staggered pattern, chevron’s planks are cut at an angle and laid uniformly to create a continuous pointed shape between the rows, which looks like a spine. A home stylist has the unique option to mix and match colours to create a duo effect, modernising this classic zigzag flooring look. Here, in Chevron Duo 305 Moods we mix Sierra Oak 58346 & Sierra Oak 58876.