How to lay Chevron wood flooring?

When laying Chevron, the boards are laid using a mitre cut. This is a technique that requires precision and method when cutting and laying the boards. It gives a room character and even allows for creativity by inventing unique designs. If you want to start laying Chevron wood flooring, we have some tips for you.

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Steps for laying Chevron wood flooring

Here we will cover the glued floating installation of Chevron wood flooring.

The steps prior to laying the wood flooring 

A layout plan is essential for the successful installation of your Chevron, as it will make it possible to balance the cuts. Use it to plan the number of rows, the laying direction, but also to see the pattern you want to create. 
Check the flatness of your floor using a spirit level. Wood flooring must be laid on a clean, dry and level floor. 
Mark the room’s centre line using your layout plan; it will be the reference to start installing.

Wood floor installation steps 

To lay your Chevron wood floor, you will need: chevron wood flooring, skirting boards, Isol 30 underlay, adhesive tape, masking paper, blocks, a tape measure, a pencil, a square, a circular saw, a cutter, a hammer, a mason's ruler, a pull bar, gloves, Presto Gun adhesive, wedges, a cloth.

Follow these steps to successfully lay your chevron wood floor.

  1. Unroll the insulating underlay with polyane on the flat, dry floor.
  2. Tape the strips together edge to edge so that they rise to the base of the skirting boards. 
  3. Define the direction in which the Chevron wood floor should be laid. Usually, the rows are placed in line with the entrance door or on the median perpendicular to the largest source of light. The centre line is marked by a metal ruler blocked on the floor on the left side to guide the reference row. Mark the centre line between the "left" and the "right” hand.
  4. Open 2 to 3 packs. Separate the left and right boards of your chevron wood floor and mix the shades.
  5. Assemble the reference row. Fit 3 pairs (3 left/3 right) together, applying adhesive on the tongue at the end to prevent too much slippage when assembling the boards.
  6. Place the top tip of the reference row against the wall (using a block) and the left tips against the ruler to follow the line.
  7. Carry on laying the pairs along the row until the end of the line, remembering to apply adhesive to the tongues. 
  8. Regularly check the line alignment and the joints between the boards. 
  9. Once you reach the end of the line, resume laying the rows on either side of the reference row.

Filling in the spaces along a wall: 

  1. Assemble 6 boards (3 left/3 right) applying adhesive to the tongues.
  2. Mark the base of the triangle on the back of the boards. Mark the cutting lines and saw on the back of the wood flooring to get a better finish.
  3. Apply adhesive to the board tongue. Place the triangle so that it fills the space against the wall. Fit it to the adjacent boards using a pull bar.

Filling a corner: 

  1. Measure both sides of the corner.
  2. Assemble 3 boards. Draw a cut line and cut the triangle using a circular saw.
  3. Apply adhesive to the tongue and insert the triangle using a pull bar. 

Leave the room empty for 24 hours to allow the wood to settle.

       10.    Remove the wedges. 
       11.    Finish the installation by covering the expansion gaps using the appropriate accessories (skirting boards, radiator rings, threshold bars, etc.).

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Installing Chevron wood floor requires good technical knowledge. If you need advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Panaget experts.

For further information, download the tip sheet.

NOTE: Please note that all forms of masking tape should be checked for compatibility with lacquered wood flooring before use (consult the manufacturer if necessary).
Also, if the application time is too long, the adhesive may transfer to the lacquer.