Types of Oak herringbone flooring
With Carlisle, you can choose from a variety of herringbone pattern wood floors.
Solid Oak herringbone flooring
The hardwood from our solid Oak herringbone flooring is sourced from three types of timber.
- Red Oak is harvested from forests in New Hampshire and Vermont where cold winters slow the growth of the log and produce boards with tight, consistent grain and deep salmon tones in the heartwood.
- White Oak planks boast dramatic grain patterns that range from simple and sleek to intricate vibrant swirls with nutty brown, cocoa hues.
- Rift and Quartersawn White Oak planks are harvested from trees in the best regions in the world, the Ohio River Valley and Western New York. Using a special cutting technique, the planks are cut at a 90° angle from the log’s growth rings to produce straight parallel lines in the grain that run the length of the plank.
- Reclaimed Oak is salvaged from older buildings, farms and factories that are designated for demolition. These timbers have all the texture, color and character marks that only time can create, providing a unique and one-of-a-kind appearance for your Oak herringbone flooring.
Engineered Oak herringbone floors
Engineered floors are made with floorboards that use a veneer of hardwood on the surface, called the “wear layer”, which is glued to multiple layers of backing material. The result is a floor that is more impervious to changes in temperature and humidity, making it ideal for installation below grade, on concrete slab or over radiant heat.
Carlisle Oak herringbone floors can be made with a variety of engineered woods, and we offer two White Oak herringbone floor collections in popular stain colors. Our Studio Herringbone Collection is made with 4” engineered White Oak boards and features six classic colors, while our Manhattan Herringbone Is made with 4” Rift & Quartersawn White Oak and offers a choice of six on-trend colors.
Prefinished Oak herringbone flooring
Carlisle combines time-honored techniques with modern technology to produce prefinished floors that look and feel like floors finished on site. Our unique process enhances the rich character and beauty of the wood while delivering three times the durability of site-applied finishes and giving each board a deep, hand-rubbed appearance. With prefinished herringbone wood flooring, you can avoid the inconvenience and the mess of having floors sanded, stained and sealed within your home