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What are the benefits of hardwood flooring?
When compared to carpet – the other most common flooring surface – hardwood flooring offers significant benefits:
• Cleaning. Hardwood floors are considerably easier to clean than carpet and are more resistant to spills and stains.
• Durability. While carpet must be frequently replaced, durable hardwood floors are designed to last a lifetime.
• Adaptable. Hardwood flooring complements any décor.
• Air quality. Hardwood flooring offers greater protection from allergens, dander, pollen and other matter that can reduce air quality and plague allergy sufferers.
• Aesthetics. Hardwood flooring adds elegance and a clean look to any home.
• Improved acoustics. Hardwood flooring makes for a more acoustically pleasing space.
• Cost-effectiveness. While the initial installation of hardwood flooring may be more costly than carpet, the longevity of wood flooring makes it a more cost-effective choice over time.
What is wide plank hardwood flooring?
Wide plank hardwood flooring is simply a hardwood floor made from boards that are wider than traditional commercial floorboards. While commercial boards range from 2¼” to 3” in width, wide plank flooring comes in widths of 4” to 20” or more. The visual difference is significant. Commercial flooring has hundreds of seams that produce a very busy look and that virtually obliterate the personality and grain of the timber. Wide plank flooring, on the other hand, preserves the distinctive grain patterns of the hardwood and produces a more pleasing, harmonious look that can transform a room.
Ways to customize your hardwood flooring or wide plank flooring.
At Carlisle your hardwood flooring or wide plank flooring can be easily customized to match the decor of any room and to create a distinctive and unforgettable appearance.
What wood works best? – Hardwood flooring comes in a wide variety of woods – from lighter species like ash, brown maple or white maple to medium-toned woods like birch, hickory, white oak and red oak to darker woods like cherry and walnut. Grain patterns and color can vary dramatically, and certain hardwoods may be more dense. A hardwood specialist can help you determine which type of hardwood flooring will best meet your needs and match your design aesthetic.
The personality in the grade – Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of grades – rustic hardwood flooring will have more knots and grain texture, while a more elegant grade, such as Carlisle’s Heirloom Grade, will have more consistency in patterns and fewer variations and knots.
Pick a color – A hardwood floor can be stained to almost any color, from light floors that add a sense of a breeziness to a room to dark wood flooring that have a more dramatic feel.
Texture make new floors look old – Distressing hardwood boards can add texture and personality to a floor. Watermill marks, Hit or Miss marking, and Hand-Scraped Edges give new boards the appearance of wood that was cut and milled 100 years in the past, while and Brushed, Footworn and Timeworn techniques give distressed wood flooring an aged and weathered look that adds dimension and visual appeal.
Why choose Carlisle wide plank hardwood flooring?
Carlisle represents the very best in wide plank hardwood flooring. We have been creating extraordinary works of art for exceptional homes since 1966, and every Carlisle floor is truly a unique masterpiece that is a full expression of the homeowner’s sense of style and beauty. We not only offer hardwood flooring in a remarkable range of woods, textures, colors and grades, but we deliver unparalleled service and expert guidance at every step to make the process of creating a wide plank floor a truly pleasurable experience. Our forest-to-floor ethic ensures sustainability and allows us to preserve natural resources while producing true works of flooring art. And our commitment to perfection ensures that your Carlisle custom wood floors will enhance your home for many years.