Engineered Walnut Flooring

Your guide to engineered Walnut flooring.

When you’re thinking about Black Walnut flooring for your residential or commercial setting, one of the options you’ll want to consider is whether to choose solid or engineered Walnut flooring. This brief introduction to engineered floors is design to familiarize you with the benefits of engineered Walnut flooring and answer frequently asked questions about this durable Walnut hardwood flooring option.

Beyond engineered Walnut flooring – other hardwoods from Carlisle.

In addition to engineered Walnut flooring, Carlisle offers engineered floors and a variety of other hardwoods. These include:

  • Ash, a dense and durable wood with interesting grain patterns and striking hues.
  • Birch, offering intriguing color tones and grain patterns that range from subtle to dramatic.
  • Brown Maple, featuring rich hues of brown, gold and amber.
  • Cherry, possessing lustrous deep red hues that will darken with time.
  • Hickory, one of the most durable floors with lighter blonde hues.
  • Red Oak, a hardwood with deep, salmon tones in the heartwood.
  • White Maple, featuring cleaner and lighter hues and great stability.
  • White Oak, a nutty brown wood with dramatic grain features.
  • Quartersawn and Rift Sawn Walnut – these floors use a special cutting technique that produces very straight and consistent grain running the length of the floorboard.

Carlisle: the leading North American provider of engineered Walnut flooring.

For more than 50 years, the Carlisle name has been associated with innovation and tradition in quality wood floors. Our handcrafted products are found in upscale restaurants, trendy retail stores, world-class museums and exceptional homes throughout the world. The excellence of our craftsmanship and the quality of our customer service has helped us build a reputation as one of the finest providers of wide plank engineered floors in the industry.

Every Carlisle floor is handcrafted to be the perfect reflection of the aesthetic and sense of style of the homeowner or business owner. Our new England craftsman painstakingly scour every board to make sure it is the best match for your floor and that every detail meets your high standards. A Carlisle floor is truly unique – a defining feature of your home or business that will amaze visitors and delight you every time you walk through the door.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can engineered Walnut flooring be prefinished?

Prefinished Walnut flooring from Carlisle is sanded, stained and sealed at our facility before delivery to your site, helping to speed installation and enabling you to avoid the mess and inconvenience of finishing the floor on site. Engineered Walnut flooring can be ordered as a prefinished product.

Can engineered Walnut flooring be textured or distressed?

Engineered Walnut flooring can be textured with techniques such as Brushed, Footworn and Timeworn treatments that give the floorboards the appearance of rustic or antique planks. Some distressing techniques such as saw marks are not available for engineered floors.

What’s the best way to clean engineered Walnut flooring?

You can clean an engineered floor with the same products you clean a solid hardwood floor. A simple mixture of vinegar and water is a highly effective cleaning solution.

Can engineered Walnut flooring be stained?

Engineered Walnut flooring can be easily stained to a wide variety of colors.

How durable is engineered Walnut flooring?

Carlisle engineered Walnut flooring is extremely durable when installed in rooms where higher levels of moisture and humidity may be present.

Where should engineered Walnut flooring not be used?

Engineered Walnut flooring will perform best in relative humidity ranges between 30 – 55%. Engineered floors typically do not perform as well in climates with seasonal drops in relative humidity, or in areas where relative humidity drops below 30% for an extended period of time.

How is Carlisle engineered Walnut flooring different?

At Carlisle, we have developed an engineered flooring product that is significantly superior to competing options. Our engineered Walnut flooring is:

  • Stronger – we used Baltic Birch as backing material rather than pressboard, fiberboard or plywood. This hardwood is both highly resistant to temperature and moisture changes and helps create a stronger engineered floor.
  • More durable – our engineered Walnut flooring is 3/4″ thick, while the standard industry engineered floor is only 1/4″ or 1/2″ thick.
  • More stable – engineered Walnut flooring from Carlisle uses 9 to 11 layers, depending on the overall thickness of the floor, while the industry standard is only 3 to 5 layers.
  • Longer-lasting – our engineered floors use a thicker top layer, enabling engineered Walnut flooring to last as long as solid Walnut flooring.
  • Warranty-protected – Carlisle offers a Refinishing Warranty that guarantees you can sand your floor up to three times over the life of the floor – the same as a solid hardwood floor.

What is wide plank engineered Walnut flooring?

Like every floor produced by Carlisle, wide plank engineered Walnut flooring uses floorboards that are up to 10″ wide and up to 12′ long. The extra width allows your Carlisle American Walnut floor to reveal more of the personality and grain of the wood, while making the room feel less busy and more spacious. Wide plank floors add luxury and elegance to any room and can be a central design feature for any interior design scheme.

What’s the purpose of engineered Walnut flooring?

Engineered floors are designed for installation in spaces that may experience larger-than-usual fluctuations in temperature, moisture and humidity. That makes engineered Walnut flooring a great option for installation in basements, over radiant heating systems, or on concrete slabs, or in homes that experience higher levels of humidity in the summer with average levels in the winter. The multiple layers of engineered Walnut flooring help to minimize the expansion and contraction of floorboards.

What is engineered Walnut flooring?

Engineered Walnut flooring is made with floorboards that are made of layers of material, rather than solid hardwood. The top layer, or “wear layer”, of engineered Walnut flooring boards is made from solid Walnut hardwood. Beneath this veneer are multiple sub layers or “plies” that are glued together to form a strong core. These backing layers are typically made of pressboard, fiberboard and/or different grades of plywood.