Pine Flooring

Your guide to wide plank Pine flooring.

Pine flooring has been a mainstay in American homes since the early colonists settled New England. The prevalence of Pine trees, along with the wide widths and long lengths that could be cut from each temper, made Pine plank flooring nearly ubiquitous in early American homes and structures. Today, the beautiful knots, smooth grain and warm color of the wood make Pine flooring a popular option for homes and businesses alike.

In this brief introduction to Pine flooring, we’ll answer frequently asked questions about this popular flooring material and detail the many options in Pine flooring available from Carlisle Wide Like Floors.

What is Pine flooring?

Pine flooring is made with floorboards cut from Pine trees. Pine flooring is generally one of the more affordable options for wood flooring and is popular for its prominent grain and knots that give the wood a warm, rustic appearance. Despite being a softer wood, Pine is highly durable – you can often find century-old Pine flooring that is still in use today.

What is wide plank Pine flooring?

Wide plank Pine flooring is made with Pine planks that are 5″ to 20″ wide, rather than the 2 ¼” to 3″ planks used in standard commercial flooring. The wider floorboards enable the personality of the wood and its grain structure to be fully revealed in each plank. Wider, longer boards also mean fewer seams between planks, creating a more spacious and less busy feel in the room. Ultimately, wide plank Pine flooring adds a sense of rustic luxury and will inevitably be a central design feature of any room.

What are the benefits of Pine flooring?

At Carlisle, customers often choose Pine flooring when they want:

  • A more rustic look – the prominent grain and knots in Pine planks infuse a room with an instant sense of rustic character.
  • A more affordable option – Pine floors may be as much as half the cost of hardwoods like Maple and Oak.
  • An historic appearance – Pine floors were the only choice for the original Colonial Era homes built along the Eastern Seaboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are best practices for how to care for Pine flooring?

To keep Pine flooring looking good, you should dust and vacuum regularly to remove debris and dirt that could scratch the floorboards. You may also need to refinish the Pine flooring periodically to keep it in good condition. Damp mopping with a mixture of vinegar and water is an excellent way to loosen dirt and contaminants.

What is reclaimed Pine flooring?

Reclaimed floors are made with boards that are salvaged from old buildings like farms, factories and warehouses. These older planks have the kind of texture, color and character that only time can create. At Carlisle, we offer Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring salvaged from beams and floor joists in soon-to-be-demolished mills and factories around New England

Can Pine flooring be stained to any color?

Pine flooring accepts stains easily and can be finished in a wide variety of colors and styles.

What is prefinished Pine flooring?

Prefinished floors are sanded, stained and sealed before they are delivered for installation. By having your floors finished in our facility rather than in your home or business, you can avoid the mess of sawdust and staining that typically accompanies the finishing process. And you won’t have to leave your home or business for a few days while several coats of polyurethane are applied. Ultimately, prefinished heart Pine flooring or Eastern White Pine flooring can be installed more quickly, helping to reduce the cost of installation.

What is distressed Pine flooring?

Distressed or textured Pine flooring uses special techniques to make new floors look like Antique Heart Pine flooring or White Pine flooring. These methods may include adding hand scraped edges to recreate the look of boards that were prepared by hand for installation or adding saw marks that reproduce the look of boards cut at early sawmills. Carlisle also offers several proprietary methods – our Timeworn, Footworn and Brushed techniques – that give boards the appearance of wood that has been gently worn by age, weather and several generations of foot traffic.

How durable is Pine flooring?

As a softer wood, Pine flooring is more susceptible to dents, scratches and wear. For some people, this moderately distressed appearance only adds to the value and character of their Pine flooring. Your choice of finish can help protect against daily wear and tear and increase the longevity of your Pine flooring.

What are the different options for Pine flooring?

At Carlisle, we offer three different types of Pine flooring:

  • Eastern White Pine flooring. Hand selected from the region’s most mature Pine trees, Eastern White Pine flooring features dense signature grain with subtle knots and can be finished in a wide variety of styles.
  • Heart Pine floors. Longleaf Heart Pine floors are made with boards cut from mature trees that are grown in optimal climate conditions. Featuring a warm patina of rich colors that range from pumpkin and amber to darker hues, Heart
  • Pine flooring is a true American classic. At Carlisle, we offer several grades of Heart Pine flooring that allow you to choose boards with tights knots and vertical grains to more rustic planks with wider lines, extravagant knots and Cathedral wood patterns.
  • Hit or Miss Pine flooring. This distressed wood flooring recreates the appearance of boards produced by centuries-old milling techniques, where the saw would “skip” across the boards leaving distinctive marks.

Quality Pine flooring. Exceptional customer service.

While we are dedicated to providing wide plank Pine flooring of the highest quality, we are equally invested in delivering an unmatched customer experience. From your first phone call or visit with our design team through all the choices involved in designing your floor, customizing it, receiving the delivery and installing it, you’ll find our team to be incredibly attentive, extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. If you know exactly what you’re looking for in Pine flooring, we’ll make sure you get it. And if you want guidance through the design process, we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure your Carlisle floor meets your needs and exceeds your every expectation.

Why Carlisle must be your choice for wide plank Pine flooring.

There’s one big reason to choose wide plank Pine flooring from Carlisle: unsurpassed quality. For more than five decades, we’ve been a leading provider of wide plank floors for well-known museums, trendy restaurants, stylish boutiques and extraordinary homes around the world. Every Carlisle floor is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, handcrafted with passion and produced with pride and purpose.

With a commitment to sustainable forestry, we invest in relationships with growers and sawyers who share our commitment to eco-friendly practices, enabling us to harvest trees that meet our high standards while continuing to preserve natural resources.