2013 Hardwood Floor of the Year

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2013 Hardwood Floor of the Year

Here at Carlisle we have a deep appreciation for wood floors, so every year we look forward to reviewing the winners in the Hardwood Floors magazine, Wood Floor of the Year contest.  They feature some of the most intricate hardwood floor designs.

This year is no exception.  From a serene bedroom retreat, that makes you think you are floating underwater, to an amazing CNC/Laser cut inlay, you will see some awe inspiring looks!

Here are some of our favorites from the 2013 Wood Floor of the Year contest winners.
Winner: Best Extreme Makeover: DM Hardwood Designs
This unique wood floor is the perfect foundation for this room with its nautically inspired decor, and mythological decoration in the inlay.  DM Hardwood’s intricate nailed-down medallion features a complex custom inlay including many hardwood flooring species.
















Winner: Best Commercial: Gaetano Hardwood Floors Inc.
This hardwood flooring was installed by one of Carlisle’s own preferred installers-Gaetano Hardwood Floors.  This hardwood floor combines several styles of flooring including quartersawn maple hardwood flooring, Wenge, Indian Rosewood, and Brazilian Cherry. This solid wood flooring covers 3,000-square-feet in this commerical space.






Best Limited Species: Czar Floors
This maple hardwood floor  was “hand-scrolled” by its designer, Czar Floors on-site to embed a unique inlay of Karelian birch in a small area only about the 100-square-foot area.









Best Restoration: Yantarnaya Pryad-Parquet

This floor covers 2,000 square feet, and features solid wood floors, glued down in a parquet style.  The project is located in Russia.  The floor has 11 different species of hardwood flooring like maple wood flooring, oak wood flooring, and exotic species like wenge, sapele, pear, jatoba, palo santo, merbau, kempas and pau amarelo.












Best CNC/Laser Cut: Yantarnaya Pryad-Parquet
This parquet floor covers over 5,000 SF and features ten species of wood flooring.  The floor was finished with a waterborne sealer.











These designs feature an assortment of hardwood flooring styles like  oak wood floors, cherry hardwood floors, and other domestic and exotic species.

Which of these floors do you like most? 

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