Our trees grew up together
You wouldn’t mix, say, oak planks and pine planks in the same floor, but what about mixing wood from the same species grown in different parts of the country? Uh-uh. At Carlisle, we never do that, and here’s why: The way a tree grows, and the kind of wood it produces, is influenced by a number of factors, the most critical being soil and climate.
Each species has optimum growing conditions that help the trees reach their maximum height and width, producing the most beautiful wood. Wood from trees grown under other less than optimum conditions will have a somewhat different look. For instance, Eastern White Pine boards that originate in Virginia look significantly different from those that come from Maine. Mix them up in the same floor and you end up with a patchwork of grain patterns, color variations, and plank widths.
That’s why at Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, the trees we harvest and use in our products come from the same areas – the areas that offer the best possible growing environment for each particular species of tree. That’s why our boards look great together: They grew up together.
Learn more about our wood here.