The History of Carlisle
Our roots go back over 400 years.
When the first colonists arrived in New England in the 1600s, they found large, virgin forests of huge, mature trees. Naturally, they cut down the biggest trees for timber to build their homes. Of course, home building was a lot different back then. The early settlers built homes to last a lifetime. Generally, their first house was also their last house. And because they didn’t have the time to constantly repair and replace warped, cracked or excessively worn boards, the wood flooring had to be especially tough to stand up to heavy use by the large, busy families of the era.