Chestnut Hardwood Flooring

A guide to reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring.

Chestnut hardwood flooring is one of the most attractive options for flooring surfaces in residential and commercial settings. The rich light brown and darker cocoa colors of Chestnut timbers create beautiful wood flooring that can instantly warm any room. But because of a blight in the early 1900s that nearly wiped out this giant of the forest, Chestnut hardwood flooring today is fairly rare and expensive. That’s why, for anyone interested in installing Chestnut floors, reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring is an excellent option.

In this short guide, we’ll answer common questions about reclaimed wood flooring and detail the many options for flooring surfaces available from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

Extraordinary Chestnut hardwood flooring. Exceptional customer service.

Selecting the right surface for your interior is an exciting but daunting process. At Carlisle, our design specialists and customer service representatives are ready to provide expert guidance at every point along the way. Our goal is to make the process of selecting, ordering, receiving and installing your reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring as easy as possible. From helping you choose the right wood and width for your floorboards to discussing stain colors and other ways to customize your floor, our team offers knowledgeable, friendly assistance to ensure your Carlisle floors will exceed your every expectation.

Why Carlisle is your only choice for Chestnut hardwood flooring.

Carlisle has been a leader in quality wood floors since 1966. Our floors today can be found in museums, boutiques, businesses, restaurants and exceptional homes around the world. Our reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring, along with all our wide plank floors, are one-of-a-kind masterpieces that reflect the taste and design aesthetic of the individuals who commission them. These singular works of art are fashioned by our New England craftsman with painstaking attention to detail and extraordinary expertise, producing floors of exceptional style and beauty that will warm your home or business for years to come. Once you see our reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring and other wide plank flooring options, we are sure you’ll agree that nothing compares to the beauty, strength, stability and performance of a floor from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other options does Carlisle offer for reclaimed flooring?

In addition to reclaimed Chestnut flooring, Carlisle offers:

  • Reclaimed Heart Pine floors that feature strong grain and a warm patina of pumpkin and deep amber hues.
  • Reclaimed Oak floors marked by strong, prominent grain patterns and color variations that run from blonde to nutty brown.
  • Reclaimed Grandpa’s flooring, made with boards that have more knots, nail holes and texture variations.
  • Reclaimed Milled Barnwood floors, featuring wood that has been re-sawn and milled from timbers from the inside or outside of old barns.
  • Reclaimed Original Surface Barnwood, featuring highly weathered and textured planks salvaged from old barns, designed to be used as wall and ceiling paneling.

In addition to reclaimed floors, Carlisle offers a wide variety of other flooring options, including Ash, Hickory, Birch, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Cherry and Maple flooring, as well as Heart Pine, Eastern White Pine and riftsawn and quartered Oak floors.

What’s the difference between reclaimed and distressed Chestnut hardwood flooring?

While reclaimed floors are made with boards that may be decades or centuries old, distressed floors are made with new boards that have been treated to produce the look of boards that were cut and milled more than a century ago. Techniques for distressing Chestnut hardwood flooring include adding saw kerfs (the marks made by early sawmills during cutting) and hand scraped edges. At Carlisle, we offer several exclusive techniques for giving boards a timeworn, footworn or brushed appearance to reproduce the look of wood that has been worn down by foot traffic and weather.

What’s the difference between reclaimed and antique Chestnut hardwood flooring?

Antique Chestnut hardwood flooring is identical to reclaimed Chestnut floors – the terms mean the same thing.

What are the benefits of reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring?

Like all reclaimed wood flooring, Chestnut hardwood flooring retains all the imperfections and visual hallmarks of wood that has been used over many generations. From nail holes and wormholes to cracks and splits to color variations and saw marks from early sawmills, reclaimed Chestnut flooring provides a timeworn beauty and an instant connection to the past. Walking on reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring, you can almost feel the past resonating with each step, adding a sense of character, history and heritage to any interior.

What is reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring?

Reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring is a surface made with Chestnut timbers that have been salvaged from old factories, barns, farms and houses that are scheduled for demolition. The wood is typically recut and sanded to produce straight and even floorboards that can be easily installed in a home or business.