Chevron Parquet Flooring
Chevron parquet flooring pattern originated in 17th century France where it became popular in many royals and wealthy households, it is now still reminiscent of the grand and luxurious feel in a home.
The ends of the parquet planks are cut at an angle, usually 45 degree - that resemble the shape of a parallelogram. Then laid in stripes of zig zag manner to create a perfect arrow point or "V" where the ends meet. The "V" shape effect is how to positively identify a chevron floor. Hence a chevron pattern floor is more expensive than herringbone due to the sheer amount of work that is involved in cutting the planks to the exact size.
The resulting effect creates a 'flow' in the room, which can be employed to lead or point to a feature such as a bed, window or help organize furniture in a way that follows the same direction. Home owners can choose from different variety of different colours, shade and texture that suit their decor style. Popular hardwood wood species used are light coloured solid oak and the darker shade American Black Walnut.
Why Install Chevron Parquet Flooring?
Chevron floor pattern has a rich history associated with sophistication, making a bold statement in design and displaying a luxurious look. Home owners who desire this style know that it will always withstand the test of time.
To make a room look more spacious, chevron parquet flooring is the solution. The "V" shape geometric pattern gives it a unique look and create an optical illusion that makes the room seems bigger. Laying the chevron pattern diagonally across a room or a long corridor create the same spacious effect.
Precaution and Maintenance
Like most timber floors, regular vacuuming or sweeping the floor and followed by a damp mop with a wood flooring cleaner. Rugs and throws are helpful to prevent scuffs and scratching. So does placing felt pads on the bottoms of movable furniture. Watch out for pet's claws on the surface! If the finish of the surface is used or faded, reapplication and buffing might be needed, but once every 5-10 years.
Areas Suitable for Chevron Parquet Flooring
Chevron parquet flooring looks gorgeous in any room from the kitchen, dining room, living room to a home office. In a commercial setting, this flooring style makes offices and retail spaces look much more warmth and inviting - raising the prestige of the establishment.
Benefits of Chevron Parquet Floor
Compared to conventional parallel installation, chevron pattern floor is much stable because the parquet planks are pushing against each other, resulting in eliminating the small movements between the planks.
The unique pattern creates a visual interest of a directional movement feel and a sense of dynamism to any space – traditional or trendy. The impression of a more spacious interior is an added bonus.
The use of hardwood makes parquet floor a hardy and durable flooring product. Able to withstand everyday wear and tear and often last as long as fifty years.
Take action! Now you have seen the amazing qualities of chevron parquet flooring, it is time to take action. Get a quote for materials and installation today. Either via our online quote form or give us a call and we will be happy to help!