Designing a Custom Floor

With Carlisle, The Possibilities are Endless

One of the beautiful things about a Carlisle wide plank wood floor is the ability to customize it to your own specifications. We don’t limit you to a narrow collection of styles or colors. It’s an opportunity to shape your own unique masterpiece that reflects your very special sense of style; and it is easy with the expert guidance from a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist who will help turn your vision into a reality.

If you can dream it, we can make it
Learn how we custom craft the world's finest flooring


Building a foundation, defining your look

Our custom process allows us to create visually arresting floors that are unmistakably Carlisle. With over 200 years of combined experience in woodworking, Carlisle craftsmen are true artisans with a love and feel for fine wood. They live and breathe it. To them, every grain pattern and color variation tells a story, which will eventually unfold in the floor of your dreams.

Three Ways to Build Your Perfect Floor

Build a Custom Floor
  • Work with a wide plank flooring design consultant
  • Receive handmade samples from our mill
  • Define your look with your design consultant
  • Finalize and ship the floor to your project

Learn About Custom

Choose From A Collection
  • Choose from one of our pre-design custom collection
  • Choose your color, wood type, structure, and more
  • Recieve your hand made samples from our mill
  • Finalize and ship the floor to your project

View Collections

Visit A Showroom
  • Perfect for customers in the research stage
  • Explore the different species in person
  • Ask a wide plank specialist design questions
  • Learn about Carlisle’s wide plank heritage

Schedule A Visit

Building a Custom Floor

Schedule a Design Consultation

Chosing a Species
The foundation of your floor's sense of style

This is the first, and most important, step in creating your Carlisle custom wide plank floor. Consider your wood flooring choice based on hardness, grain pattern, cut and character, qualities that form the foundation of your floor’s sense of style.

Chosing a Species

Carlisle offers solid and engineered wood floors that can be used in most applications. Our engineered and solid wood flooring are made to the same exacting standards and we have wood flooring that can be installed throughout the home and on a variety of subfloor systems.

Find the Look that right for you

Each Carlisle custom floor is crafted from the same high-quality timbers, but we have developed proprietary grades to help each client create just the right look.  Whether your style is rustic, luxurious or something in between, we’ll help you select just the right style.

Choose Widths from 4" to 20"

Whether you desire the uniform look of a single width plank or the aesthetic of a floor with randomly sized planks, the choice is yours. We will help you find the right look.


Carlisle’s expert craftsmen can create a variety of handmade surface treatments, to further customize the appearance of your new floor, whether your look is modern, rustic or anything in between.

Color, Stain, Finish
The color possibilities are unlimited

Unlike many flooring companies who offer a limited selection of colors, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors meets your project requirements by bringing you a virtually unlimited assortment of color possibilities for your design needs.

Color, Stain, Finish

Choose from a Curated Collection

Every one of our wide plank floors is custom crafted to your specifications using only the finest wood available. Because your floor is manufactured by craftsmen in our New Hampshire facility your choices are truly unlimited! They include selecting species, structure (engineered/solid), grade, width, texture and unlimited colors. To explore your options, you can continue viewing the Carlisle Collections, a gallery of our most popular tried-and-true finishes, or go to Custom Hardwood, a gallery of highly individualized one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Schedule A Showroom Visit

Visit one of our showrooms for inspiration and a Personal Design Consultation. Find showroom locations below. Some showrooms are open by appointment only, so please call ahead to arrange a visit.
You do not need to visit a showroom to purchase a Carlisle floor. Our Wide Plank Specialists work with clients all over the world. If you are not located near a showroom, contact us today to discuss your project.