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Chevron Engineered Wood Flooring

Chevron engineered wood flooring is a cost effective way to bring the beauty of the French-inspired chevron pattern into your own home. Rather than consisting of individually cut blocks, engineered flooring imprints this classic pattern directly onto the surface layer of wood on the plank, providing you with a ready made chevron pattern for simple and efficient installation in any room or area of the home.

The chevron pattern gained its popularity somewhere around the 16th century when it started to pop up across Europe. However, the pattern is most notably associated with France, with it becoming a firm favourite of the country’s wealthiest residents. It’s believed that the symmetry of the pattern was viewed as sophisticated and elegant, and it’s commonly found throughout France’s grandest and finest châteaus.

A common concern with chevron flooring is that it takes a lot of time and precision to create perfection; to ensure that all blocks line up in that famous ‘V’ shape. However, with chevron engineered wood flooring, this isn’t an issue. As the planks are constructed with the pattern ‘built in’ to the board, there’s little, if any, room for error. It’s the perfect project for even an amateur home DIY enthusiast!

Many people confuse engineered chevron with engineered herringbone, and it’s easy to see why. The patterns are remarkably similar, but there is one difference: the shape of the blocks. With herringbone, the blocks are rectangular, while chevron blocks have slanted edges. This creates a continuous zigzag pattern, providing greater ‘flow’ in the home. It’s a very even and consistent flooring, and looks great.

One of the main advantages of solid block chevron flooring is that, thanks to the angled installation, the blocks become very well held, and are unlikely to shift under pressure. Some people worry that they won’t get this same level of stability with engineered wood, but that’s not the case. In fact, due to the complex composition of engineered wood flooring, this may actually be a more secure option.

Regardless of whether you choose chevron engineered wood flooring, engineered herringbone, single plank, or any other type, they’ll all have one thing in common: strength. This is because engineered wood flooring is made from a solid layer of wood that’s been bonded onto multiple layers of plywood, to create a board that’s very durable and hardwearing, even in moisture-prone areas such as the kitchen.

Although small, narrow shapes are not typically recommended for small rooms, there’s an exception with chevron flooring. The pattern is actually a very well known optical illusion, making narrow spaces appear wider, and short rooms seem longer. If you want to have a bit of fun with scale, and play around with the proportions of your rooms, then chevron engineered wood flooring is an excellent option.

‘Chevron’ refers only to the pattern of the engineered planks, and not to any other feature. This means that it’s possible to find the classic chevron pattern in many different types of wood, and with many different finishes, too. Some of the most popular finishes for this type of flooring include lacquered, oiled, and simply unfinished for a more raw and rustic look. There’s an option to suit all spaces.

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