Herringbone seems to be having its moment in the spotlight. We’re seeing this angular pattern pop up everywhere—in kitchen backsplashes, oversized showers and even ceilings. But is it really herringbone?
That eye-catching pattern you can’t stop thinking about might actually be chevron. Both zig-zag patterns are often confused with one another. In the chevron pattern, the pieces are cut at a 90-degree angle and meet point to point creating a continuous zig-zag. With herringbone, pieces are laid perpendicular to each other, resulting in a broken, staggered zig-zag effect. Similar, yet different, we’ve broken it down so you can easily tell the two patterns apart.
Contractor Neal’s Design Remodel,
Contractor Renovations Unlimited
Flooring Triboo Carbon Hamilton Parker Company
Photo credits: Dawn M. Smith, Robin Victor Goetz, RVGP Inc., Bill Horne/Horne Architectural Photography, Daniel Feldkamp, Johan Roetz, Connie Kimsey