Customizing your Herringbone wood floor
With a Herringbone floor from Carlisle, you have a number of additional options – in addition to the herringbone pattern – for creating a truly one-of-a-kind hardwood floor.
Picking the wood
At Carlisle, we offer a wide variety of hardwoods, 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 vary significantly between species and certain woods offer greater density and more protection from heavy traffic.
Choosing the width
With a Herringbone wood floor, every floorboard is cut to the same width and length, but you have some choice in what those dimensions can be. A standard Herringbone floor might use planks that are 4” wide and 20” long, but you could also opt for wide Herringbone flooring with planks that are as much as 8” wide, for example. The standard ratio is that the length of the board is 5x the width of the board.
Selecting the grade
Carlisle hardwoods are available in several grades, allowing you to choose planks that generally feature more knots and grain texture, or to opt for boards with greater consistency and fewer grain variations and knots.
Pick a color
At Carlisle, we produce stains in virtually any hue, enabling you to create a Herringbone wood floor in the color of your choice.