Black Walnut Floors

Black walnut floors can transform any room.

When you want a flooring surface that will immediately make a statement, Black walnut floors are an excellent choice. The dark, rich chocolate colors of the hardwood and the lighter-colored sapwood combine to create a flooring surface that is both versatile and sumptuous. Tight grain can give Black walnut floors a more uniform look, though boards with curly or wavy can be found as well, as Walnut often produces a wider variety of grain patterns. Easily stained to a wide variety of colors, Black Walnut flooring creates a stunning look that transforms any residential or commercial interior.

What are wide plank Black walnut floors?

Wide plank Black walnut floors are made with floorboards that are 4 – 6 times wider than traditional commercial solid Walnut flooring. In a standard Walnut floor, the floorboards may be only 2 ¼” to 3″ wide, creating hundreds of seams in the average room. In contrast, wide plank Black walnut floors use floorboards that may be 8″ – 10″ or even up to 16″ wide. As a result, the color and grain of the wood is allowed to shine more fully on each floorboard and fewer seams create a less busy appearance. Ultimately, wide plank Black walnut floors add an extraordinary sense of luxury and elegance to a room.

Why select Black walnut floors for your home or business?

Black walnut floors offer:

  • A darker flooring surface. The natural chocolate-brown color of Walnut heartwood creates a hardwood floor with a rich and dramatic darker feel.
  • A versatile hardwood floor. Black walnut floors can fit into any design scheme and will look right at home in rustic, casual, contemporary or formal interiors.
  • A greater return on investment. Highly prized for their exquisite color and grain patterns, Black walnut floors are considered an excellent choice for homeowners who want to add value to their residence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Service that’s as exceptional as our Black walnut floors

We are quite proud of the quality of our Black walnut floors. But we’re equally proud of the experience that we provide to our customers and of the service they receive when designing their Carlisle floor. From the initial contact with our design team through choosing a floor, customizing it, receiving the delivery and installing it, you’ll find our customer service representatives to be friendly, knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. We’ll work with you through every step of the process, ensuring every detail of your Carlisle floor meets your needs and exceed your expectations.

How durable are Black walnut floors?

With a Janka hardness rating of 1010, Walnut is one of the softer hardwoods. Black walnut floors are nevertheless highly durable and can last for decades.

Any suggestions for how to care for Black walnut floors?

In addition to regularly sweeping the floor and touching up scratches, Black walnut floors can be cleaned with a simple mixture of vinegar and water. Vinegar has a natural acidity that helps to loosen dirt and contaminants, yet it is safe for the environment.

What are prefinished Black walnut floors?

Prefinished Walnut flooring is produced just like standard or unfinished Walnut hardwood flooring, but the boards are sanded, stained and sealed in the manufacturer’s facility before they are delivered to a home or business for installation. This not only allows the manufacturer to use stronger sealants than can be used on site, but enables the home or business owner to avoid the mess of sanding and staining and the smell and inconvenience of sealing an unfinished floor on site.

What are engineered Black walnut floors?

An engineered floor is made with multiple layers of material and a veneer of hardwood, rather than being made from solid hardwood. By gluing a layer of Black Walnut to layers of plywood, fiberboard or another hardwood, engineered floors are able to withstand greater changes in temperature, moisture and humidity. Engineered Walnut flooring is ideal for installation in basements, on concrete slabs and over radiant heating systems, or in homes where the relative humidity changes drastically from season to season. Engineered Walnut flooring are not ideal for extremely dry climates.

Are American Walnut floors the same thing as Black walnut floors?

Yes. A Black Walnut floor and an American Walnut floor are both ways of describing floors made from American Black Walnut hardwood.

Carlisle: your premier source for Black walnut floors

The reason to choose wide plank Black walnut floors from Carlisle? In one word: quality. For more than 50 years, we’ve been a leading producer of wide plank floors for museums, restaurants, boutiques, businesses and extraordinary homes around the world. Every Carlisle floor is a masterpiece that has been handcrafted with passion, pride and purpose.

You’ll also be glad to know that our forestry practices are eco-friendly and sustainable. We have developed long-lasting relationships with growers and sawyers who share our ethic, enabling us to harvest trees that meet our exacting standards while adhering to sustainable forestry methods.