From light wood to darker tones a herringbone or chevron floor can be used in many types of home decor. From elegant and classic style to modern to rustic, parquet flooring can add not only architectural details but dimension, texture and sometimes even drama when used in contrasting colors as the second image below illustrates. With two very similar types of zigzag flooring, it's easy to confuse one with the other. For those still confused, Chevron patter floors meet at a straight line, forming a more zigzag or rectangular design, while a Herringbone floor the ends butt against each other, creating the zigzag effect. This latter makes installation more challenging but they are both equally worth the work and time.
Difference between Chevron and Herringbone
In this space above the tiles are thick but still form a beautiful black and white chevron floor. Love how the wood paneling and coffered ceiling warm up the space.
In this library that never gets old, It gets better every time I look at it, the herringbone floor adds to the elegant atmosphere.
This home office is light and young with a light desk, acrylic chair and herringbone floor.
A vintage but refined space with honed finish herringbone floor.
I love the tropical feel in this classic bathroom. Here the Interior Designer used thin elongated tiles to form a herringbone floor.
How beautiful is this entry way. Nature seems to come inside this entryway where bricks were installed in a herringbone patter floor.
A modern and open kitchen opens to the garden with marble island and herringbone floor.
Chevron tiles in this bathroom in different shades add dimension and warm.