Redefining luxury with wide plank floors.

Sizing up perceptions
WHAT IS A “WIDE PLANK FLOOR”?

Compared to the typical strip width of 2-1/4” to 3” offered in most of today’s mass produced wood flooring, a 5” wide board would definitely be considered wide. On the other hand, you can find pine flooring boards as wide as 30” in homes along the Eastern Seaboard that were built 200 years ago.

Sizing up perceptions

You can find homes along the Eastern Seaboard with wide plank flooring over 30″ wide.  These floors have lasted for over 200 years.  Today, each Carlisle floor is made with same artisan quality craftsmanship to shape and refine custom flooring that will last for generations.

The true measure of quality
So what is wide?

Carlisle has been crafting custom flooring since 1966, and our planks go up to 20” wide, our average width is 8–10” wide. That’s nearly double the widest width of mass produced wood floors. Here at Carlisle, we take a completely different approach – and use completely different trees – to craft wood floors in these wider dimensions.

 

A true wide plank floor cannot be mass produced. From the careful selection of the most mature timber, a year-long drying process to proprietary grading and artisan quality craftsmanship and finishing.  It is a process of patience, dedication and superior quality that we call SlowCraft™. It means every board, in every wide plank floor we sell, is made to made to order.

The true measure of quality
The true measure of quality

CARLISLE WIDE PLANK FLOORS CAN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEAMS IN YOUR FLOOR BY OVER 80%.

Carlisle has been crafting custom flooring for over 50 years.  Our planks go up to 20” wide – our average width is 8–10” wide.

The Ultimate Dimensions of Style
Why is width so important?

In addition to the rich grain patterns and detailed craftsmanship that comes from our SlowCraft™ process, our wide plank wood floors create a floor with fewer seams, which elevates the luxurious feel of any room. In fact, a Carlisle wide plank floor can reduce the number of seams by 80% compared to a typical wood floor.

 

For instance, in a room that is 20 feet wide and 20 feet long and using standard 3” wide strips that average 3’ in length, you would have a total of 640 edge and butt seams. The result would be a very busy appearance that actually obscures the look of the wood itself.

 

However, using Carlisle wide plank flooring that measures 8” wide, with an average length of 7’, the floor would have only 120 seams. This greatly simplifies the look and allows the beauty of the wood to stand out.

The Ultimate Dimensions of Style

Carlisle boards will average 8″ wide and 7′ Long.  Traditional flooring will average 3″ wide and 3′ long.  In a 400 square foot room, this means the difference between 120 seams and 640 seams in a new floor.

Wider, longer boards are the most essential element of design in creating remarkable, and memorable, wood floors like Carlisle wide plank floors.