Chevron is a classic French style floor. Borrowed from French chevron (“rafter, chevron”), the mark so called because it looks like rafters of a shallow roof. One characteristic, of this classic style, that many come to notice is the variation that's seen in the color from the side that you gaze on. One will notice that one side appears darker and the other lighter. This is due to the direction the grain the wood is pointing in when it catches light.