Eastern White Pine Flooring

The classic charm of Eastern White Pine flooring.

Eastern White Pine flooring is a true piece of Americana. A favorite of early New England colonists, Eastern White Pine yielded longer, wider planks that made for quick installation of floors and required minimal maintenance. Today, you’ll find Eastern White Pine flooring in everything from early colonial homes to contemporary urban lofts. While it’s a strong and durable surface, Eastern White Pine flooring will show its wear over time, adding unique character to the floor and to any residential or commercial interior.

This brief introduction to Eastern White Pine flooring provides answers to frequently asked questions and explores the many Pine flooring options available from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

What is Eastern White Pine flooring?

Eastern White Pine flooring is made from floorboards cut from the Eastern White Pine tree, which is found throughout Eastern North America from Newfoundland to northern Georgia. Early colonists used Eastern White Pine widely for structural timbers, siding and interior wainscoting in addition to flooring surfaces. Eastern White Pine flooring features a smooth grain and beautiful knots, and it has a wide number of finish capabilities making it extremely popular for a range of interior decors.

What is wide plank Eastern White Pine flooring?

Wide plank Eastern White Pine flooring is made with floorboards that are typically anywhere from 5″ to 20″ wide and up to 16′ long. The extra width and length make for fewer seams in the floor, creating a less busy look and giving the room a more spacious feel. Wide plank Eastern White Pine flooring also allows the grain patterns in the wood and the personality of the Pine to be more fully revealed on each plank.

Why choose Eastern White Pine flooring?

Carlisle customers choose Eastern White Pine flooring when they want:

  • A classic floor with a rustic feel. Eastern White Pine wears in over time, developing a unique character and enhancing any home or business with a sense of heritage and rustic charm.
  • A more affordable floor. Pine floors may be as much as half the cost as hardwoods like Maple, Hickory and Ash.
  • A more historic floor. Eastern White Pine was the flooring of choice in most colonial era homes north of Washington DC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are suggestions for how to care for Eastern White Pine flooring?

Because it is a softer wood, Eastern White Pine flooring should be swept often to keep it free of debris that could cause scratches. Dirt and contaminants can easily be loosened and removed with a simple mixture of vinegar and water which is safe both for the floor and for the environment.

What is prefinished Eastern White Pine flooring?

Prefinished floors allow the home or business owner to skip the messy and inconvenient process of having to sand, stain and seal a floor after it is installed on site. Carlisle prefinished Eastern White Pine flooring and prefinished Heart Pine flooring are sanded, stained and sealed at our facility and delivered to a home or business ready for final installation. Prefinished floors inevitably help to accelerate the installation process and reduce the cost of installing a new floor.

What is textured Eastern White Pine flooring?

Textured Eastern White Pine flooring recreates the look of reclaimed flooring through treatments that add saw marks or hand scraped edges. Carlisle offers several additional proprietary processes that give new boards the appearance of wood that has been worn down by age, weather and the foot traffic from several generations

What other kinds of Pine is used for flooring?

In addition to Eastern White Pine flooring, Carlisle offers Heart Pine flooring in rich colors that range from pumpkin and amber to darker hues. Hard as Oak, Carlisle Heart Pine floors are available in a variety of grades – from the formal Heirloom grade featuring tight knots and vertical grains, to the rustic Original Grade with wider lines, extravagant knots and cathedral grain patterns.

Additionally, Carlisle offers Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring, also known as Antique Heart Pine flooring, that uses timbers salvaged from mills and factories scheduled for demolition. For the antique look at less cost, Carlisle Hit or Miss Pine floors recreate the saw marks that were the hallmark of floorboards produced by early sawmills.

How can Eastern White Pine flooring be stained?

Eastern White Pine flooring can be stained in any number of colors, making it a highly popular option for a wide number of decor styles.

How durable is Eastern White Pine flooring?

As a softwood, Eastern White Pine flooring is more susceptible to dents and scratches than its hardwood counterparts. Consequently, it may require extra care to prevent debris and contaminants from scratching the surface. Eastern White Pine flooring may also need to be refinished more often to keep it looking pristine. However, most customer appreciate the dents and dings that occur in the flooring as a way to authentically achieve an old restoration quality floor.

Carlisle service: as legendary as our Eastern White Pine flooring.

At Carlisle, we aim to make the process of designing your Eastern White Pine flooring as pleasurable as living on it. From exploring your options for woods to looking at stains and considering textures, our staff is ready to provide expert guidance, attentive assistance and invaluable answers to all your questions along the way. Our design consultants are highly skilled at matching flooring products to your space, budget and lifestyle. And our exceptional attention to detail ensures that your Eastern White Pine flooring will be produced according to your exact specifications and will exceed your highest expectations.

Why Carlisle is your best bet for Eastern White Pine flooring.

Carlisle has been a leader in producing exceptional products like Eastern White Pine flooring since 1966. Today, our one-of-a-kind floors are found in restaurants, boutiques, museums, businesses and exceptional homes throughout the world. From Eastern White Pine flooring to Reclaimed Heart Pine and new hardwood floors, our products are true masterpieces that reflect the aesthetic and the style of the remarkable people who commission them. Produced with painstaking craftsmanship, every Carlisle floor becomes a central feature of a home or business, delighting guests and amazing owners every time they walk in the room. Once you spend a little time looking at Carlisle Eastern White Pine flooring, we know you’ll agree that nothing compares to the beauty, strength, stability and performance of a Carlisle floor.