Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring

The charm and character of reclaimed hardwood flooring.

Reclaimed hardwood flooring delivers exceptionally stunning and distinctive style for the interior of any home or business. Salvaged from buildings, farms and factories that are centuries old and designated for demolition, reclaimed hardwood flooring instantly adds personality, warmth and texture to a room – the kind of character that only decades and centuries of use and wear can create.

In this introduction to reclaimed hardwood flooring, we’ll touch on how this solid wood flooring option is created and answer frequently asked questions. Will also explore other offerings for rustic hardwood flooring available through Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

What is reclaimed hardwood flooring?

Reclaimed hardwood flooring is a hardwood floor that’s fashioned from wood salvaged from old buildings such as barns, factories, warehouses and homes that have been scheduled to be demolished. The boards in reclaimed hardwood flooring may be cut and milled from original floorboards, or from wood such as joists or exterior siding. Retaining all the original cracks, splits, saw marks, nail holes and wormholes, reclaimed hardwood flooring evokes the multiple generations of lives that have played out on these centuries-old timbers.

What are the benefits of using reclaimed hardwood flooring?

Reclaimed hardwood flooring provides a unique and unmistakable visual appeal, transforming any room through the personality and character in the wood. Adding rich warmth to any design scheme, reclaimed hardwood flooring is a truly authentic and luxurious addition to a home or business.

What’s distressed flooring vs. reclaimed hardwood flooring?

Distressed flooring is a new floor that is treated to look like an old floor, while reclaimed hardwood flooring is a truly antique floor. At Carlisle, our craftsman use a variety of techniques to distress new floorboards, giving them the appearance of handcrafted planks that have been aged by weather and wear.

What’s antique vs. barnwood vs. reclaimed hardwood flooring?

Barnwood is a very specific kind of reclaimed flooring, made from timbers that are salvaged from the interior or exterior of old barns. These floorboards tend to have a more weathered and rustic feel than other kinds of reclaimed flooring. Antique flooring is simply another name for reclaimed hardwood flooring – they mean exactly the same thing.

What is wide plank reclaimed hardwood flooring?

Wide plank reclaimed hardwood flooring refers to a floor made with reclaimed wood that is much wider than standard commercial flooring. Where commercial flooring uses boards that are typically no more than 3″ wide, wide plank floors use boards that may be as much as 8″ to 10″ wide, or even up to 14″ wide.

Types of reclaimed hardwood flooring available from Carlisle

To sure you can find the right floor for your home or business, we offer a range of reclaimed hardwood flooring options.

  • Reclaimed Oak is valued for its remarkable color and strong, prominent grain patterns with eclectic figuring. Our Reclaimed Oak Floors are salvaged from old buildings along the Ohio River Valley and western Pennsylvania.
  • Reclaimed Chestnut features hues from rich light brown to darker cocoa, along with prominent grain and other markings. Reclaimed Chestnut is prized for its rarity as well as its beauty – the Chestnut tree was nearly wiped out by blight in the early 1900s.
  • Reclaimed Heart Pine has a rich patina of deep amber and pumpkin hues, along with strong grain and a distinct rustic appearance. Our Reclaimed Pine floors are salvaged from soon-to-be demolished mills and factories around New England.
  • Reclaimed Milled Barnwood is made of Red and White Pine, Hemlock and Spruce timbers from the exterior or interior of old barns.
  • Reclaimed Original Surface Barnwood has a more weathered, rustic look – the planks have been salvaged from walls and ceilings of old barns around northern New England and the Canadian border. This Reclaimed Barnwood flooring is left un-sanded and in its original condition, making it ideal for rustic wall and ceiling paneling rather than flooring surfaces.
  • Reclaimed Grandpa’s flooring offers decidedly rustic charm, with flooring fashioned from structural floor joists and old floorboards. Rich pumpkin and deep charcoal color tones are complemented by knots, nail holes, original stains, watermarks and saw kerfs.

Unparalleled customer service for reclaimed hardwood flooring

There are a lot of choices to make when designing and customizing your reclaimed hardwood flooring, but the professional guidance you’ll receive from the customer service team at Carlisle is guaranteed to make the process smooth and pleasurable. Our design consultants will work closely with you to identify the type of reclaimed wood that’s most appropriate for your space, and we’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your Carlisle floor will meet your expectations and our exacting standards. From selecting your floor to placing the order and from receiving delivery to installing your Carlisle floor, knowledgeable assistance is always just a quick phone call away.

Carlisle is your premier source for reclaimed hardwood flooring.

For more than half a century, Carlisle has been creating the world’s leading wide plank floors – true one-of-a-kind masterpieces that perfectly express the personality and style of the homeowners and business owners who commission them. We offer a highly personalized experience with a customer service team that will guide you through the many decisions involved in designing Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring Reclaimed Oak flooring or Reclaimed Chestnut flooring. Our craftsman are true artists who painstakingly piece your floor together to create a singular and unique hardwood floor that will amaze and delight you for years. Our forest-to-floor ethic ensures that our processes are sustainable. And with unparalleled service and expert guidance at every step, we make the selection of your reclaimed hardwood flooring as pleasurable as living on it.