Adding to my long list of desires for a future, unknown home, is creating at least one room with herringbone floors. My love runs deep...
Herringbone is often confused with chevron. In a chevron pattern, the wood blocks meet point to point in an unbroken zigzag. With herringbone patterns, the wood blocks finish perpendicular to each other, creating a broken zigzag. Both are incredibly charming, just need to pick a favorite.
If you're extremely lucky, you'll find a room with herringbone flooring but more than likely, you'll need to create them yourself. I like this DIY video from This Old House but be forewarned, this is not for the builder with an attention disorder and a disgust for math. This is a tedious process that takes motivation and patience to finish. There isn't room for mistakes on these floors but if you do try it on your own, you'll have a bad ass floor to cherish and admire and show off. Guaranteed.
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