How to customize your parquet floors
Parquet patterns of wood flooring are just one way to customize your hardwood floor. At Carlisle, we offer a number of other ways to produce a floor that is truly an expression of your sense of style and beauty.
Choosing the wood
We offer 10 types of hardwood, three forms of pine and a selection of reclaimed timbers that provide you with a wide range of options for wood flooring with parquet patterns. Each species features different levels of hardness, varying types of grain patterns, a range of hues and other qualities that form the foundation of your wood flooring.
Selecting a structure
We offer both solid and engineered wood floors that are made with the same exacting standards and which can be installed throughout the home on a variety of subfloor systems. Our engineered wood flooring is produced with a thicker hardwood veneer or “wear layer” and up to 11 layers of birch hardwood backing to create the most stable and durable core available on the market today. Engineered floors are ideal for installation in areas where temperature and humidity may fluctuate more, such as installation over radiant heat, on concrete slab or below grade. At Carlisle, we offer several collections of parquet engineered wood flooring, including two Herringbone collections that are ideal for cosmopolitan interiors.
Deciding on color
While some homeowners prefer a finish that accents the natural color of the wood, others choose to stain their floor with hardwood floor colors to achieve a very specific look or to serve the needs of an interior design scheme. At Carlisle, we have a virtually unlimited selection of stain colors, enabling you to choose light or dark parquet flooring, thanks to our ability to custom match almost any color you bring to us.
Texturing the wood
Texturing or distressing your floorboards can enhance parquet patterns of wood flooring with a greater sense of character, giving your floor the appearance of a surface that has been lived on for generations and slightly worn by foot traffic and weather. We offer a variety of techniques to give your floor and aged appearance, including hand-scraped edges, adding saw swirls or saw kerfs, and using techniques to gently wear away the softer grains.