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Why choose Oak flooring?
Customers choose Oak when they want a surface that:
• Is simple to stain – Oak is a porous hardwood and can absorb stain very well.
• Can be refinished – Oak can be refinished multiple times, adding many years to the life of an Oak floor.
• Is easy to work with – Oak is a highly workable hardwood which makes installation faster and less costly.
• Offers lots of flexibility – Oak floors can be produced as solid or engineered wood flooring, and can be distressed in a wide variety of ways to add texture and character.
How to customize Oak flooring.
At Carlisle, you have a variety of options for customizing your flooring surfaces.
Selecting the wood – In addition to choosing White Oak or Red Oak flooring, Carlisle also offers Rift and Quartersawn White Oak floors. These floorboards are cut at 90-degree angles to the core to produce boards with straight parallel lines for a strikingly beautiful hardwood floor. We also offer Reclaimed Oak floors with boards taken from the floors, joists, beams, siding and carrier timbers of old buildings. In addition to Oak flooring, Carlisle offers a variety of hardwood species, including Ash floors and Birch hardwood floors, as well as three species of Pine floors.
Choosing the grade – At Carlisle, we offer three proprietary grades of wood to help you create just the right look for your Oak flooring. Our Original Grade features boards with more grain variation, knots and character for a more rustic look. Our Heirloom Grade has a more luxurious and refined look, with less variation in the grain and fewer knots. Our Signature Grade features a 50/50 blend of our Original and Heirloom Grades allowing for the appearance of natural characteristics amidst the cleaner more formal boards. This grade is reminiscent of the original wood floors when the craftsman used the entire timber to make a floor.
Deciding on width – Carlisle Oak flooring comes in widths up to 20 inches. The greater the width, the more spacious your room will feel. Choosing a consistent width produces a more uniform look, while varying widths can add additional visual interest to your floor.
Adding texture – Carlisle craftsmen can texture or distress your Oak flooring to add a sense of heritage, craftsmanship and warmth. Textured Oak floors look and feel as if they have been lived on for generations.
Selecting a color – While some manufacturers offer only a limited number of stain colors, at Carlisle you can stain your Oak flooring in virtually any color.
Carlisle: the leading source for wide plank Oak flooring.
Carlisle has been a leader in flooring fashion since 1966, producing wide plank Oak flooring and other types of hardwood floors of exceptional beauty and durability. Each Carlisle floor is a hand-crafted masterpiece designed to reflect the owner’s sense of style and taste. Our floors become a defining feature of any space and a welcome reminder of where you are every time you cross the threshold. It’s no wonder that Carlisle floors are found in beautiful homes throughout the world, as well as museums, trendy restaurants and upscale retail sites everywhere.