Natural Color Wood Floors

The beauty of natural color wood floors

When installing a new hardwood floor, one of your biggest decisions is the choice of color. From natural color wood floors to trends like gray color wood flooring, you have an almost endless number of options to choose from. Your selection will not only determine the energy and mood in the room, but will influence all the other color choices you’ll make for walls, trim, furniture and floor coverings.

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we love natural color wood floors. While we offer virtually unlimited options in stain colors, we are happiest with floors that let the natural beauty of the wood shine through. Our wide range of options for wood species and finishes means you’ll have an ample selection of natural color wood floors to choose from, and our expert design consultants can help you settle on the color that will best achieve your vision for your space.

Natural color wood floors from Carlisle

We offer wood floors in a wide variety of natural colors.

  • Ash comes in colors that range from cream to light blonde to rich nutty brown hues. Its lack of tannins produces more neutral and natural hues that are perfect for modern light wood floors.
  • Birch offers intriguing combinations of color tones with rich reddish-brown in the heartwood and blonde outer edges with warm amber portions.
  • Brown Maple floors are cut from the oldest part of the timber to produce a distinctive brown heartwood.
  • Cherry floors have lustrous hues that turn a deep, glowing red when polished and that will darken to a rich, burnished auburn color as the floor ages.
  • Hickory features lighter blonde sapwood to cocoa brown and beige heartwood.
  • Red Oak offers deep, salmon tones in the heartwood.
  • Walnut offers rich chocolate hues with auburn undertones in the heartwood and lighter-colored sapwood.
  • White Maple offers clean and lighter hues that provide a more neutral finish.
  • White Oak offers nutty brown, cocoa hues.
  • Eastern White Pine and Heart Pine come in rich colors that range from pumpkin and amber to darker, more modern hues.
  • Reclaimed wood salvaged from centuries-old buildings, farms and factories has the rich dark color of timbers that have been aged for generations.

All the details on natural color wood floors

What colors do Carlisle engineered floors come in?

Engineered hardwood colors at Carlisle are just as varied as our solid wood floors. You can use a clear finish on engineered floors to highlight the natural color of the hardwood, or you can stain the floors in a virtually unlimited variety of colors.

Can parquet floors be installed with natural colors?

Yes. Common parquet flooring colors range from natural color wood floors to floors with alternating light and dark woods for a more intricate pattern. Versailles wood flooring, for example, has a woven appearance that benefits from the use of different colored woods or even the inclusion of other materials like marble or tile.

What are the pros and cons of light or dark floors?

Dark floors have a dramatic beauty and can create both a formal or more rustic appearance. However, dark floors in a small room can make the room seem even smaller, and darker colors will tend to show dust, dirt and debris more easily. Light floors create a more spacious feeling in a room and are easier to match with the colors of furniture, walls and trim. Light floors also hide dust and dirt more easily.

Can hardwood floors be stained any color?

At Carlisle, we offer virtually unlimited options for staining floors. Our exclusive color matching system can create a stain that matches almost any item that you bring in – a paint swatch, some fabric, a bit of linen or a tile, for example.

What are the benefits of natural colors in wood floors?

While certain stain colors are trendy today, they may not be as popular in a few years. Wood floors that are finished in a natural color are more likely to stand the test of time and to last longer without needing to be refinished.

What are natural color wood floors?

Natural color wood floors are hardwood floors that have been finished without being stained, allowing the original color of the wood to be featured. Classic wood floor colors include the deep reds of a Cherry floor, the chocolate hues of a Walnut floor, the amber and brown of Birch or Hickory, and the lighter tones in Ash, Brown Maple and White Maple.

Why choose natural wood floors from Carlisle?

Carlisle has been making the finest handcrafted wood floors in America for more than 50 years. A wide plank floor produced by our artisan craftsman is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be a defining feature of your home and the welcome reminder of where you are every time you walk through the door. We attend to every little detail to ensure that your floor meets your exact specifications – and exceeds your expectations.

At Carlisle, our expert design consultants will help you customize any of our products to achieve your vision for a wide plank floor. We’ll walk you through all your options – from a choice of hardwood, pine and reclaimed floors to stains or finishes that produce natural color wood floors. We’ll explore your options for texture and structure as well, and help you decide whether a prefinished floor or a floor finished on-site is best. With Carlisle, you can rest assured you’re in good hands as you design a floor that will amaze and delight you for years to come.