How to Mix Wood Flooring Styles & Colors To Create a Custom Look

A sometimes overlooked opportunity in both new home designs and remodels is the chance to use different wood flooring styles and colors throughout the home to create a custom look and set just the right mood for every space.

It may be cliché, but variety really is the spice of life. Discover how you can inject more excitement and personality into your home’s style with multiple wide plank flooring combinations from Carlisle.


Filed Under: Hardwood Flooring | Home Decor | Interior Design | Tips & Trends |

Wide Plank Floor Design & Planning for Clients Worldwide

One of the most common questions we receive at Carlisle often involves phrases such as "Where Do I Buy my Carlisle Floor?".

The answer is simple, you buy it directly from Carlisle. Even though Carlisle is a small, custom mill located on the East Coast, our exclusive wide plank floor design and planning services extend to clients all over the world.  We've helped clients design a floor from Sydney to Hong Kong, and Dublin to Bermuda find the right floor for residential and commercial spaces.   Our design tools include samples, quotes, technical consultation and of course your personal Wide Plank Specialist, who will work with you through the entire project. 

Find out more about how easy it is to buy a Carlisle floor, whether you are located near a showroom, or working with a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist by phone. 


Filed Under: Planning for your New Floors | Tips & Trends |

3 Bright & Beautiful Ways to Design with White Wood Floors

The inclusion of white wood floors in an interior design plan appeals to a large demographic for a variety of reasons.

For some, they like the idea of creating a neutral palette against which (almost) anything will match.  For others, it serves a functional and aesthetic purpose, similar to Japanese and Scandanavian design, to make rooms feel bigger and brighter.  In some cases, clients use this style flooring to create an authentic restoration style floor, indicative of some of the original wide plank pine flooring finished with white “milk paint”. 

Today, we'll look at three reasons to consider white wood floors and some examples of each, to inspire your design.


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Up the Wow Factor of Your Decor with Herringbone Wood Floors

Wood parquet floors have been around since the 17th century.  Their popularity in home décor has ebbed and waned somewhat over the years but today, a variety of factors have combined to make parquet floors a very exciting option.  Carlisle has created two unique collections to capture the beauty and craftsmanship of this iconic flooring style.


Filed Under: Hardwood Flooring | Home Building & Contracting | Interior Design | Residential Spaces | Tips & Trends |

Cutting Through the Mystery of Plain, Rift & Quartersawn Flooring

Like any business, wood flooring uses industry descriptors that not everyone clearly understands, like the difference between plain, quarter and rift sawn wood, and specifically white oak.

So let’s try to cut through the mystery and give you a new angle of perspective on what these terms refer to as it relates to flooring.

While you might easily infer that they involve sawing the wood, the key is in the angle of the saw to the log. And you’ll be surprised at what a difference that angle makes in the grain appearance.


Filed Under: Home Decor | Interior Design | Residential Spaces | Tips & Trends |

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