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What’s the difference between Barnwood floors, antique floors and reclaimed floors?
Barnwood floors are specifically made from timbers found in barns. Reclaimed floors and antique floors (the terms are synonymous) also use old timbers, but these may come from factories, homes or other buildings in addition to barns.
What’s the difference between Barnwood floors and distressed flooring?
While Barnwood floors use centuries-old timbers that have been weathered and aged naturally, distressed floors use brand-new floorboards that are treated to look as if they are decades or centuries old. Distressing techniques include adding saw swirls and kerfs to reproduce the appearance of boards that were cut and milled at old-time sawmills, as well as weathering techniques that give boards the appearance of having been worn down by age and foot traffic. Hand-scraped edges are another popular technique, re-creating the appearance of boards that were once prepared and straightened by hand. CTA
Options for Barnwood floors and reclaimed flooring.
At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer two types of Barnwood surfaces and four additional options for reclaimed flooring.
• Reclaimed Milled Barnwood floorboards have been salvaged from barns and milled to prepare them for use as suitable flooring in homes and businesses. Our Milled Barnwood floorboards offer a unique combination of colors and imperfections, where every variation of color, stain, nail holes, knots and splits reflects an enduring history.
• Reclaimed Original Surface Barnwood is perfect for wall and ceiling panels. These timbers retain their rough, weathered and rustic appearance, adding texture and character to residential or business interiors. Original Surface Barnwood is salvaged from old barns around northern New England and along the Canadian border, were colder temperatures help preserve the wood more successfully.
• Reclaimed Grandpa’s flooring is another option for a rustic appearance. These boards, salvaged from old floorboards and structural joists, feature more knots and grains, color and texture variations, nail holes and even bullet holes, providing a richly varied and one-of-a-kind surface.
• Reclaimed Heart Pine is salvaged from old mills and factories around New England and offers a rich color palette with strong grain.
• Reclaimed Oak wood flooring is prized for its strong, prominent grain pattern and an exceptional array of colors that range from nutty brown to blonde tones.
• Reclaimed Chestnut is one of the rarest of reclaimed flooring options, as this hardwood tree was all but wiped out by a tragic blight in the early 1900s. Reclaimed Chestnut floors offer rich colors that vary from light brown to darker cocoa. In addition to Barnwood floors and reclaimed flooring, Carlisle offers a wide range of new wide plank hardwood floors – everything from unfinished Birch flooring, Ash flooring and Maple flooring to prefinished Hickory and Cherry flooring and engineered Walnut and Oak flooring.
Carlisle: the leading North American provider of Barnwood floors.
Since 1966, the Carlisle name has been associated with leadership, innovation and tradition in high quality hardwood flooring. Our floors are found in museums, trendy retail stores, upscale restaurants and exceptional homes throughout the world. We are also the most requested supplier of reclaimed floors and Barnwood floors in North America. The quality of our craftsmanship and the excellence of our customer service has helped us secure our reputation as one of the finest providers of wide plank and reclaimed floors in the industry. Every Carlisle floor is handcrafted to reflect the unique aesthetic and sense of style and beauty of the homeowner or business owner. Our skilled craftsmen painstakingly examine every board to make sure it is the best match for your floor and that every detail meets your high standards. A Carlisle floor is truly one-of-a-kind – a defining feature of your space that will amaze and delight you every time you walk through the door.