Rustic Compromise for Massuchesetts Kitchen
Earlier this summer, the Keanes from Weston, Massachusetts, had prefinished Carlisle floors installed in their kitchen.
The couple settled on the prefinished Old Growth White Oak when she wanted Reclaimed Oak. Reclaimed Oak is a more rustic floor, containing characteristics like nail holes, knots, cracks, milling marks and other features from its previous life.
This was a little too rustic for the husband, he liked the idea of a wide plank Oak floor, but didn’t want as much character.
The perfect compromise was Old Growth White Oak.
Carlisle’s wide plank White Oak flooring has a similiar color and grain pattern to the reclaimed oak, because of our selective sourcing and cutting methods. It does not have the same unpredictable character as reclaimed flooring, and Carlisle craftsmen graded each board to give just the right amount of character to make husband and wife happy.
“Visitors “gush” about the floors everytime they come in the kitchen. They’re a real hit.”
Beth Keane, Homeowner
Carlisle worked with the Keane’s to custom design this floors are done in 6 to 10″ random widths boards, finished with Carlisle Amber finish and a very slight bevel. The floor is also installed over radiant heat, which some customers wonder about. It’s one of the most common questions we get and we always answer by saying radiant heat is our favorite heat source for our floors.
With a radiant heat system, the heat is distributed much more evenly and it’s much more stable for the wood. The wood we use is of the highest quality and extremely stable, which makes it a perfect match.
Get more of your questions answered by speaking with a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist. Contact us today.