Herringbone and Chevron Wood Floors: Fad or Here To Stay?
Since late last year, I’ve noticed more and more NYC home renovation projects incorporating herringbone or chevron wood floors. Perhaps I’m late on noticing this trend, but it seems there’s a desire to bring some visual texture to the decorator’s canvas. I asked Robert McDonagh from RMD Floors, a wood flooring contractor I use almost exclusively on my projects, whether I was late in noticing this trend.
Robert McDonagh: “No, you’re not late in noticing this. The chevron is more popular than than the herringbone and we’ve noticed a sharp increase in the past year. Up until last year, we probably installed a 1/2 dozen chevron floor over a 10 year period. We have already installed more than that in the last 12 months alone. This may simply be a modern take on a classic look and I don’t think this is just a fad. Europe seems to be ahead of the US for trends like this.”