Decking Designs to Think About: Chevron
You want to give your new TIgerwood deck some personality. The diagonal deck pattern is a too plain simple and the herringbone pattern is too much. Lucky for you, I have a solution that is perfect for your needs.
When you build a deck, you want it to be a timeless addition to your home. You want to enjoy it today, and enjoy it years from now. You’ve made the first step by choosing an exquisite material, but you want to use it to its full potential.
A chevron pattern is perfect is classic space is what you desire. This pattern has been around for decades, so when your Tigerwood Deck lasts up to 25 years or more, the pattern you chose will age beautifully next to it.
The chevron pattern is similar to the herringbone pattern in the sense that they are both zig zagged arrangements. The only difference is in a chevron pattern the boards meet at an angle and in a herringbone pattern the flat ends of the boards meet creating a more jagged design.
Like most other decking patterns, when you increase the complexity of the design, you will, unfortunately, need to decrease your joist spacing. Adding more joists means more materials, which means you will need more than your last decking installation, and I think you see where I’m going with this. Costs are high with an installation such as this, but isn’t it worth it?
As always, if you are unsure about decking installation, don’t risk it. Call a local licensed contractor to do the work for you.
If you are experienced just keep in mind that these angles need to be cut at a 45° and the joists need to be set at 12” apart on center. And just like the herringbone, this is the diagonal distance between the joists, not the perpendicular distance.
When your Tigerwood deck is completed you can enjoy its beauty and never have to worry about it going out of style.