Rustic Hickory hardwood flooring

Your guide to rustic Hickory hardwood flooring

Rustic Hickory hardwood flooring adds immediate character to any room. The rich cocoa browns and beiges of Hickory hardwood bring a handsome warmth, while distressing techniques like Hand-Scraped Edges and Hit or Miss marks infuse a Hickory floor with a sense of age and authenticity.

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer rustic Hickory hardwood flooring with planks up to 12” wide, along with a variety of distressing techniques that can give your floor a one-of-a-kind look that will transform any space.

What is rustic Hickory hardwood flooring?

Rustic Hickory hardwood flooring is a wood floor made with antique Hickory floorboards or new floorboards that have been distressed to give the floor an aged appearance.

What is wide plank rustic Hickory hardwood flooring?

A wide plank wood floor uses floorboards that are much wider and longer than traditional commercial hardwood floors, which are typically 2 ¼” to 3″ wide and only several feet long. At Carlisle, wide plank rustic Hickory hardwood flooring uses boards between 4” and 12” wide and up to 14’ long. Consequently, a Carlisle wide plank floor will have far fewer seams, providing a less busy, more elegant feel. Rustic wide plank wood flooring is a wide plank floor that has been treated with a variety of techniques to give the wood an aged appearance.

How to create rustic Hickory hardwood flooring

When finding reclaimed Hickory wood for rustic wood flooring is too difficult or expensive, you can trust Carlisle craftsmen to recreate the look of an antique floor with a variety of techniques for distressing the wood, several of which are unique to Carlisle. Our methods include:

  • Hit or Miss marks add the kind of swirl markings or saw kerfs that were commonly seen in boards produced at early sawmills, adding a rustic appearance at a fraction of the cost of antique wood.
  • Watermill treatments re-create the look of floors with boards that were rough sawn at riverside water mills in previous centuries, where milling techniques left distinctive saw marks in the wood that were never planed or scraped smooth.
  • Hand-scraped edges replicate the look of floorboards treated with a centuries-old technique where craftsmen scraped each board by hand to create straight edges to smooth the transition from board to board.
  • Brushed flooring technique, a Carlisle specialty, uses specially designed brushes to “unsmooth” rustic Hickory hardwood flooring to give the wood the appearance of a surface that has been worn away by age.
  • Footworn techniques recreate the undulating patterns that were seen in very old floor boards that were planed smooth using original woodworking tools as Jack Planes or draw knives sections, creating a unique undulating pattern.
  • Timeworn techniques add the look of wood that has been worn down by footsteps and time, creating distinct patterns in the grain.

Customizing your rustic Hickory hardwood flooring

In addition to distressing techniques, Carlisle offers a variety of other methods for customizing your rustic Hickory hardwood flooring to create a unique surface for your space.

A choice of colors. Our virtually unlimited selection of stain colors enables you to easily achieve a dark or light distressed wood flooring, or even distressed white wood flooring. We offer a collection of popular, traditional stain colors, and our Carlisle Custom Color matching system can create a stain to match virtually any color sample you submit.

A selection of board widths. The planks of our rustic Hickory hardwood flooring can be cut to widths from 4″ to 12″ wide. Choosing a consistent width throughout the floor provides a clean and uniform look, while using a variety of widths can add additional visual interest.

A patterned installation. Hardwood floor patterns like Herringbone, Chevron and Versailles are popular choices for homeowners who want to add elegance and sophistication to a room.

Prefinished options. Prefinishing your rustic Hickory hardwood flooring is an excellent option when you want to avoid the mess and inconvenience of having your floor sanded, stained and sealed in your home. Our Carlisle Custom Coat® finishing process enables us to install prefinished floors that look and feel identical to floors that are finished on site.

Solid vs. engineered. With most floors from Carlisle you’ll have the choice of solid or engineered wood. A Carlisle engineered floor is essentially indistinguishable from a solid floor. With an engineered Hickory floor, a layer of Hickory veneer is applied to multiple layers of birch backing to create a floor that’s more resistant to humidity, moisture and temperature changes.

Hardwood species. In addition to rustic Hickory hardwood flooring, we offer rustic Oak flooring as well as rustic floors in Ash, Birch, Cherry, Maple and Walnut.

Why choose Carlisle for your rustic Hickory hardwood flooring?

For more than half a century, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has been crafting the finest wood floors in America one plank at a time. Our talented craftsmen are masters of detail who produce masterpieces in wood that are handcrafted with unmatched pride, passion and purpose to reflect each homeowner’s sense of style and beauty. When you live on Carlisle rustic Hickory hardwood flooring, your floor will be a defining feature of your space and a welcome reminder of where you are, every time you walk through the door.

Working with Carlisle design consultants, you can customize every aspect of your rustic Hickory hardwood flooring to create a surface that will set the stage for your life at home. From choice of color to individual distressing techniques, our team will walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get a one-of-a-kind Carlisle floor that exceeds your expectations.