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Why Carlisle?

Hardwood Flooring and Pine Flooring Grades from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Slowcraft - Manufacturing Process

It’s all in the details … SlowCraft™ is the art of perfection

Our SlowCraft™ approach creates a visually arresting floor that is unmistakably Carlisle.  With over 200 years of combined experience in woodworking, Carlisle craftsmen are true artisans with a love and feel for fine wood. They live and breathe it. To them, every grain pattern and color variation tells a story, which will eventually unfold in the floor of your dreams. They painstakingly inspect every board that arrives at our mill and continually re-inspect it at every stage to make sure it lives up to Carlisle’s standards … and yours.

They take their time to examine every board to see which side best represents the full potential of the plank and select that side as the top.  As the milling process continues, they will compare boards to determine which ones are the best match for your floor. No detail is too small to warrant their attention, from texturing to staining to prefinishing.

Once we’ve brought the best boards together to create the legendary work of art that is your new floor, our craftsmen continue the process with texturing and staining based on your flooring choices. Again, it’s as thorough as we can make it, because artisans never take shortcuts. 

When prefinishing floors, Carlisle offers Carlisle Natural finishes, designed to enhance the grain pattern and grain color variation and bring out the natural beauty of the wood.  Or clients may choose Carlisle Custom Coat™ process, designed to slow moisture absorption. Plus, we’ve combined tradition with technology to give each board a deep, hand-rubbed finish rather than one that appears painted on. This finish will be true to the natural beauty and color of the wood.

In the end, our craftsmen leave no detail to chance, so getting the perfect floor is a matter of fact not luck.

Take a personal tour of our SlowCraft™ process today with this short video: