Installing Wide Plank Floors in Florida!

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Installing Wide Plank Floors in Florida!

My name is Kelly Doody.  My partner, Brad Christie and I own and operate D C Twin Company, a custom wood flooring company in West Palm Beach, Florida.  We have about twenty years’ experience in wood flooring and finish carpentry, and have proudly been a Carlisle Preferred Installer since 2003.

Much like Carlisle, we work with homeowners, designers, builders, and architects to make their design vision a reality by creating the right floor that fits everyday life.  The closest showroom that Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has is in New York City, and there aren’t many companies in South Florida who have the knowledge and experience providing wide plank floors.  So we enjoy every opportunity to work with Carlisle to meet the needs of interested clients here.  You get the benefit of working with an experienced installer who:

  • Is familiar with all aspects of wood floor design including species, colors, textures, and finish options. 
  • Understands the concerns of installing wide plank wood floors in a humid environment like Florida and the Islands, and who knows how to address these.
  • Will help you understand what type of solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring is suitable for you.  
  • Respects a range of budgetary parameters and can help adjust the flooring specification to meet these without sacrificing quality.
  • Can address questions and provide installation solutions for all types of subfloors, from direct to slab, on plywood, pier and beam, existing tile or wood, at or below grade, and other common and uncommon scenarios.

We work with all types of wood floors from various manufacturers and also re-finish existing.  That enables us to provide an objective opinion of what makes each type of wood floor unique, and which is right for your unique needs.  Not all wood floors are created equal and we can help you understand the importance of proper drying, milling, overall quality, widths and lengths of the planks.  We can also discuss board selection and placement in your home, installation and finishing options.

Check out a few of our projects with Carlisle!

Hotel Secreto, Cancun, Mexico

This was an amazing project we did at the Hotel Secreto in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  Download the case study to understand the design and installation scenario.  You will see how we were able to meet our client’s design and budget on his gorgeous lobby floors!

Brough Residence, Rick Brough, Agile Construction

We have done many homes for Rick Brough, Agile Construction in North Palm Beach.  These Walnut floors are in his personal residence on the water—where we have been lucky to enjoy many a Sunday boat trips with he and his family!

Manalapan Florida Home

A clear Old Growth Eastern White Pine floor in all one width with a white-wash finish, ocean-front in Manalapan, FL.

Naples, Florida Home

Unbelievable clients, builder, and home in Naples, FL.  These are Heirloom Rift-Sawn White Oak floors that we painted, scrubbed, and sanded by hand– finished to replicate a look our clients had loved in a Barbados Spa!

Dye Preserves, Private Golf Community, Naples, Florida  

Yes, Old Growth Eastern White Pine is a soft wood meant to show traffic over time.  We put these pine floors in the golf club-house at the exclusive Dye Preserves, Jupiter, FL.  Cleats and all, six years later,  they are still beautiful and durable as ever!

If you have a project that we can help you with, please call us with anything you may need, at 561-493-8746, or email me at  We would love the opportunity to talk with you about your project, thank you!

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