Customizing your colonial flooring
At Carlisle, there are many ways to customize your colonial floor to create a one-of-a-kind surface.
Your choice of wood a Carlisle includes 10 species of hardwood and 3 species of pine, as well as 6 types of reclaimed flooring that can recreate the rustic look of colonial flooring. Our Eastern White Pine is especially sought after for its unique character, which appealed to early New England colonists as well.
Depending on the type of wood you choose, the width of your floorboards may range from 4” to 20”, though 8” is the average width for a Carlisle floor. The wider your boards, the more spacious the room will feel. Consistent widths produce a more formal appearance, while varying the widths can produce a more rustic appearance in colonial flooring.
The grade of your wood can give it a more rustic appearance. Our Original Grade features more character like knots and color or grain variation for a more casual look, while our Heirloom Grade features fewer variations and imperfections for a more formal and uniform appearance.
Color is a significant design choice in colonial flooring. We offer virtually unlimited color choices for stains, in addition to clear and amber finishes that help preserve the natural color within the hardwood or pine of your choice.
Textured wood flooring helps to give modern floorboards the look of floors that have been lived on for generations or centuries. Techniques like hand-scraped edges, Hit or Miss marks and brushed texturing reproduce the imperfections in floorboards left by early sawmills as well as the aged appearance of boards that have been worn down by foot traffic and time.