Chestnut Floors

The charm of reclaimed Chestnut floors.

When you want flooring with the rich light brown and darker cocoa colors of Chestnut hardwood, reclaimed Chestnut floors are one of your best options. In the early 1900s, a tragic blight all but wiped out Chestnut trees in the United States. Today, Chestnut remains one of the most rare and expensive hardwoods, making reclaimed Chestnut floors an attractive alternative.

In this brief introduction to Chestnut floors, we’ll explore the benefits of reclaimed hardwood flooring as well as other flooring options available from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

Carlisle simplifies installation for reclaimed Chestnut floors.

With more than half a century designing and crafting wide plank floors, our craftsmen are exceptionally good at preparing reclaimed Chestnut floors quick and easy installation. Many installers prefer working with Carlisle, as our wide plank floors involve far fewer boards to install overall. Reclaimed Chestnut floors can be installed using staples, nails, glue or with direct glue down installation. We’ll provide your installer with helpful tip sheets and resources to make the installation process as effortless as possible and to ensure the longevity of your reclaimed Chestnut floors. And of course, should you or your installer need it, expert guidance from our customer service team is just a phone call away.

A global leader in reclaimed Chestnut floors.

Carlisle provides reclaimed Chestnut floors of the highest quality for exceptional homes, boutiques, restaurants, museums and other businesses around the world. The extraordinary quality of our wide plank floors is surpassed only by our dedication to delivering a one-of-a-kind customer experience. From your first contact with our design team through delivery and installation of your reclaimed Chestnut floors, you’ll find our expert guidance, responsive communication and friendly assistance to be unmatched in the custom flooring industry.

The quality of our reclaimed Chestnut floors is made possible by our craftsmen – New England artisans who live and breathe fine would. Their expertise and passion produce exceptional results in every floor. Whether it’s reclaimed Chestnut floors or brand-new unfinished wood flooring, Carlisle craftsmen painstakingly scour every board to ensure that your floor will exceed your high expectations. Paying careful attention to every detail, our goal is to make sure your reclaimed Chestnut floors will thrill and delight you for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are reclaimed vs. distressed Chestnut floors?

While reclaimed Chestnut floors are made from timbers that are decades or centuries old, distressed floors are made with new planks that are treated to look as if they were cut and milled long ago. Common techniques for distressing new floors include adding hand scraped edges and recreating the saw marks that were once common on boards cut at early sawmills.

What are reclaimed vs. antique Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors are the same as antique Chestnut floors – the terms can be used interchangeably.

What are wide plank Chestnut floors?

Wide plank flooring is made with floorboards that are 5″ to 20″ wide and up to 12′ in length. Because these measurements far exceed the width and length of traditional flooring, wide plank floors are a standout in any room for their visually stunning appearance and for the minimal number of seams in the wood which makes any room seem bigger. Reclaimed Chestnut floors are wide plank floors by default, as the original Chestnut timbers were cut at wider widths.

Why choose reclaimed Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors add warmth, history and incredible visual interest to any room. When you walk on reclaimed Chestnut floors, you can almost feel the past resonate under your feet. Reclaimed flooring infuses a space with a connection to bygone eras and to generations of people who lived with and walked on these same wooden planks.

What are reclaimed Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors are made with floorboards fashioned from wood that has been salvaged from old buildings slated for demolition. From barns and farmhouses to factories and old homes, these fading structures yield aged and weathered Chestnut timbers full of nail holes, wormholes, cracks, splits, color variations, saw marks and other imperfections, creating a rich character that only time can create.

Is American Walnut flooring right for you?

While American Walnut flooring is an excellent choice for any home or business surface, it is not the only choice by far. At Carlisle, we offer a wide range of hardwood species that can be used to create stunning wide plank floors.

Ash is an incredibly dense hardwood with color tones that range from cream to light blonde and rich nutty brown hues.
Birch floorboards feature blonde outer edges and warm amber portions, along with grain patterns that feature everything from highly figured flames to subtle swirls.
Brown Maple planks have hues of rich gold, amber and brown along with subtle and consistent grain patterns.
Cherry offers a burnished auburn color paired with subtle but distinctive flowing grain patterns.
Hickory is an amazingly hard flooring surface with hues from lighter blonde sapwood to cocoa brown and beige heartwood.
Red Oak floorboards have deep, salmon tones and come in exceptional widths and lengths.
White Maple delivers strikingly beautiful grain patterns that resemble flowing water, along with clean and lighter hues for a more neutral finish.
White Oak features dramatic grain patterns that range from simple and sleek lines to vibrant swirls.
Rift & Quartersawn White Oak floorboards are cut with special techniques that produce straight parallel lines in the grain.

Carlisle: your premier source for American Walnut flooring

Since 1966, Carlisle has made a name as a leading provider of wide plank flooring for museums, boutiques, restaurants, businesses and remarkable homes around the world. Carlisle American Walnut flooring – and every Carlisle wide plank floor – is a masterpiece in wood that perfectly captures the aesthetic of the home and business owners who commission them. Painstakingly hand-crafted by our New England artisans, Carlisle American Walnut flooring offers exceptional style and beauty – the kind of surface that will delight visitors and remind you where you are every time you cross the threshold. As you get to know our company and our products more fully, we believe you’ll agree that nothing compares to the beauty, strength, stability and performance of Carlisle wide plank floors.