Customizing your Oak hardwood floors
In addition to choosing from our variety of Oak floors and from a virtually unlimited selection of stains, we offer several other fascinating ways to customize Oak hardwood floor colors and appearance.
Distressing or texturing a floor adds an immediate sense of character to any floor, giving it the feeling of a floor that has been around for centuries. Our craftsmen are expert at methods such as Hand-Scraped Edges, Hit or Miss techniques and Watermill methods that add the markings and imperfections that were once the hallmark of floorboards produced by old-fashioned mills and that were hand-cut and scraped by craftsmen before installation. We also offer several proprietary techniques such as Brushed texturing, where our craftsmen “un-smooth” floorboards to give them a gently worn texture. Our Footworn flooring is treated to create the undulating patterns that are the product of boards that have been walked on for centuries, and our Timeworn techniques re-create the wear and unevenness of boards that have been lived on for more than three lifetimes.
Choosing a pattern can also help to customize your Carlisle wide plank Oak floor. We offer standard patterns such as Chevron, Versailles and Herringbone flooring, and our design consultants work with customers to create custom patterns or multi-colored hardwood floors that use several types of wood or other materials such as marble or tile to create one-of-a-kind surfaces.
Many Carlisle wide plank floors can be ordered as prefinished products, where the sanding, staining and sealing is performed under ideal conditions in our facilities before it is delivered for installation in the home. Prefinished floors streamline the installation process and let homeowners avoid the mess and inconvenience of finishing a floor on site.
We also offer a wide range of engineered floors that are ideal for installation over radiant heat, concrete slab and in rooms that are below grade. Floors made from engineered boards will be less resistant to the moisture and humidity in these spaces.