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Customizing your Maple wood flooring with Carlisle.
When you come to Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for Maple wood flooring, you’ll find a great many ways to customize your floor to make it truly one-of-a-kind.
Wood, grade and width
At Carlisle, you’ll have a choice of both White Maple and Brown Maple flooring. You can also explore a wide range of hardwood floors, Pine floors and Reclaimed Pine, Oak and Chestnut hardwood flooring.
Once you’ve selected your wood based on coloration, grain patterns and density, you can use Carlisle’s proprietary grading system to refine the look of your floor. Our Original Grade offers more knots, color and grain variation for a relaxed and rustic look, while our Heirloom Grade provides planks with less variation for a more refined appearance. Our Signature Grade is a well-balanced combination of Heirloom and Original Grade characteristics.
Finally, you have the option of choosing the width of your boards. Maple wood flooring at Carlisle is available in widths up to 12″. Varying the widths produces a floor with a great deal of visual interest, while keeping a consistent width results in a more uniform appearance.
Structure of the floorboards
Carlisle offers both solid and engineered Maple wood flooring. A solid Maple wood floor is made of floorboards cut from a single piece of Maple, while an engineered Maple floor is made of a veneer of Maple that is adhered to multiple layers of Baltic Birch to create a highly solid core. An engineered floor is more resistant to larger-than-usual changes in temperature and humidity, making engineered Maple wood flooring ideal for installation in basements, on radiant heating systems, over concrete slabs, and throughout homes where the relative humidity may rise or drop significantly with the season. Engineered flooring is not recommend for locations where the relative humidity drops below 30%.
Finished or unfinished?
You also have the option of choosing unfinished or prefinished Maple wood flooring. Unfinished flooring must be sanded, stained and sealed after installation, creating a significant amount of mess and odor and requiring that you vacate your property for a day or two. Prefinished Maple wood flooring is delivered already sealed and ready for installation, allowing you to avoid the mess and inconvenience of finishing your floor on site.
Stain or no stain?
While Maple wood flooring is frequently finished without a stain, you have the option of choosing from a virtually unlimited assortment of colors at Carlisle. Whether you prefer light or dark maple floors, our design consultants will work closely with you to make sure your finish colors are perfectly suited to your design scheme.