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A Season for Every Wood Floor

I recently had the pleasure of working on an exciting commercial project in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Wit & Wisdom Tavern, at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, was designed by renowned Chef Michael Mina of the Mina Group (  Coined as a modern American Tavern it offers comfort food in a contemporary waterfront setting.

To create this interior décor the design team for Wit & Wisdom had to choose a wood floor based on:

1. Character to suit the style of the tavern
2. Ceruse Color to complement the color scheme
3. Durability for a commercial setting
4. Ability to install the floor on concrete
5. Ease of installation

I was happy to provide the design team with samples, photographs and design ideas to narrow down their choice.  After much deliberation a final selection was made:

• Wide Plank Hickory Hardwood Flooring

Wide Plank hickory hardwood flooring was a great choice as the hardest hardwood in North America. It will provide a durable surface for a busy restaurant

Footworn surface

The Footworn texture gives the floor a worn look, reminiscent of the historical Baltimore architecture.

• Custom Ceruse color

Developed by our expert finishers

• 9-10-11” wide boards

Gives the floor an authentic wide plank look, and matches the scale of the large tavern room

• Installed Direct to Concrete

To save money on plywood, and reduce height problems Carlisle advised on installation direction to concrete

• Installed by Carlisle Master Craftsman Bob Humphreys of Majestic Wood Floors

To mitigate issues and provide for the most successful out come Carlisle was happy to refer the clients to a preferred installer!

This wide plank wood floor is sure to be a long term architectural element for this upscale restaurant.   Want more information on the restaurant find out more at their website.

Looking for hardwood floors for your own project – residential or commercial – give us a call and we can help.  You can also get a copy of our Free Color brochure here !

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