American Walnut Floor

Your introduction to Black Walnut flooring.

When you want a stunning surface for your home or business, there’s nothing quite like Black Walnut flooring. Prized by woodworkers for its gorgeous grain and colored features, solid Walnut flooring comes in colors that range from dark tan to chocolate brown with purple undertones in the heartwood, and lighter, creamier colors in the sapwood. Easily stained to a wide variety of colors, Black Walnut flooring is a highly versatile flooring option – it is equally at home in rustic country kitchens, contemporary city lofts, formal sitting rooms and everything in between.

What is wide plank Black Walnut flooring?

Wide plank Black Walnut floors are made with floorboards that are much wider than traditional commercial floors. While standard Black Walnut flooring may use boards that are 2 ¼” to 3″ wide and up to 4′ long, wide plank flooring from Carlisle uses boards that may be 8″ to 16″ wide and up to 12′ long. In addition to allowing more of the grain pattern and personality of the wood to be visible on each plank, a wide plank floor adds luxury and elegance to any room, creating a much less busy look by virtue of having fewer seams or joints in the floor. Wide plank floors are inherently stronger as well.

Why choose Black Walnut flooring?

At Carlisle, most customers choose Black Walnut flooring when they want:

A floor that will make a statement. With its dark, dramatic coloration, dark Walnut floors are certain to turn heads and stand out as a central design element in any room.
A dark floor. Black Walnut flooring has a naturally dark color, though it can be stained to a wide variety of hues.
The floor that adds value. Walnut floors are highly prized and considered to be a good return on investment.

Making Black Walnut flooring uniquely yours.

At Carlisle, we offer a number of ways to customize Black Walnut flooring to address your design needs and to make your floor a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Start with the grade
Carlisle offers a variety of grades of Black Walnut flooring, each featuring more or less variation in color, grain patterns, knots and other characteristics.
Pick a width
Wider boards add greater elegance and harmony to a room. Choosing boards of the same width creates a uniform look, while choosing boards of varying widths adds more visual interest.
Opt for texture
Carlisle craftsmen can expertly texture your Black Walnut flooring to give it the appearance of floorboards that were cut at early sawmills or that have been worn and weathered by time and traffic.
Choose a color
At Carlisle, we offer a virtually unlimited assortment of color possibilities, enabling your Black Walnut flooring to be stained to your exact design needs.
Consider patterns
The elegant look of parquet flooring is back in style – choose from Chevron, Herringbone, Versailles or a custom pattern.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the hardness rating of Black Walnut flooring?

Black Walnut has a Janka hardness rating of 1010, making it harder than Cherry and Pine but softer than Birch, Ash, Oak, Maple and Hickory.c

Any suggestions for how to clean Black Walnut flooring?

The simplest way to clean Black Walnut floors or any hardwood floor is with a simple mixture of 1 or 2 ounces of vinegar to 2 gallons of water. Vinegar has a natural acidity that easily loosens dirt and contaminants, and it is safe for the environment.

What is engineered Black Walnut flooring?

An engineered floor is designed to be more resistant to large changes in temperature, moisture and humidity. An engineered Black Walnut floor is made with a veneer of Walnut hardwood that is glued to multiple layers of backing material – plywood, fiberboard or another hardwood like Baltic Birch. This type of construction will not expand or contract as much as solid hardwood in the presence of moisture or temperature changes.

What is prefinished Black Walnut flooring?

Prefinished Walnut flooring is made in the same way as unfinished Walnut flooring, but it is sanded, stained and sealed before installation at the manufacturer’s facility rather than after being installed in a home or business. By using prefinished hardwood floorboards, you can speed your installation while avoiding the mess of sawdust everywhere and the inconvenience of vacating your space while the sealant is applied.

What’s the difference between Black Walnut and American Walnut flooring?

Black Walnut flooring is the same as an American Walnut floor – they are both made from American Black Walnut hardwood.

Carlisle: the premier source for Black Walnut flooring.

Carlisle has been a leading provider of hardwood flooring since 1966. Our handcrafted floors can be found in trendy boutiques, upscale restaurants, museums and exceptional homes throughout the world.

Whether you’re searching for Black Walnut flooring or for other wide plank options, you can count on remarkable quality and extraordinary service when you work with Carlisle. Our craftsmen are true artisans who live and breathe fine wood. They understand that every color variation and every grain pattern tell a story that can unfold on the hardwood floor of your dreams. Your Carlisle Black Walnut flooring will be lovingly and painstakingly crafted to make sure that every aspect lives up to your high standards and ours.

When it comes to customer service, we aim to make the process of choosing your floor as pleasurable as living on it. Our design team is available throughout the process to ensure you get the floor you want, and to walk you through your options for wood, color, width, texture and installation. Your Carlisle floor will truly be a reflection of your sense of taste and style, and a defining feature of your space for years to come.