Timeless hardwood floor color

Choosing a timeless hardwood floor color

When installing a new hardwood floor, deciding on color can be daunting. Wood species come in a variety of natural colors, and there are a vast number of options for stain colors as well. Many homeowners prefer a timeless hardwood floor color that ensures they’ll be happy with their choice for years to come.

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, our design consultants can help you explore all your options for classic wood floor colors as well as on-trend shades that may complement your interior aesthetic. With Carlisle, you’ll get all of the advice and expertise you need to decide on the timeless hardwood floor color that will make your Carlisle floor a stunning feature of your home.

What are timeless hardwood floor colors?
Timeless hardwood floor colors are typically the natural hues that are found in the hardwood species that are most often used for flooring. Walnut, for example, is renowned for its dark, chocolate hues while Cherry is prized for its deep red tones. Ash floors have more neutral and natural hues that range from cream to light blonde or nutty brown, while Red Oak features deep salmon tones in the heartwood.

What are the advantages of light or dark floors?
Dark floors provide a dramatic visual and can support both formal or rustic decor. While dark floors add a sense of coziness to a room, they can make a small room seem even smaller, and they tend to reveal dust, dirt and debris more easily than light-colored floors. In contrast, a lighter wood color scheme helps a room to seem brighter and more spacious, and light floors are easier to match with the colors of walls, trim and furniture.

What colors are used in parquet floors?
Parquet floors can be made of virtually any color of wood. Parquet colors may be consistent throughout a room, or they may include alternating light and dark wood to accentuate the pattern. The Versailles wood floor pattern, for example, is often installed with a combination of light and dark woods to enhance the woven appearance of the pattern.

What colors do Carlisle engineered floors come in?
Engineered hardwood colors can be finished to feature the natural color of the hardwood or stained in nearly any color.

Can Carlisle floors be stained?
Yes. We offer a virtually unlimited assortment of stain colors and our Carlisle Custom Color matching system makes it easy to match a stain color to any item you bring to us. While certain stain colors tend to be more trendy, neutral, or medium stain treatments like light brown hardwood flooring may have a longer appeal.

A choice of timeless hardwood floor colors

At Carlisle, we offer hardwood species that provides a range of timeless hardwood floor color options.

  • Ash floors offer hues that range from cream to light blonde to rich nutty brown hues.
  • Birch floors feature blonde outer edges and warm amber portions.
  • Brown Maple floors have hues of rich gold, amber and brown.
  • Cherry floors feature a burnished auburn color that will darken over time.
  • Hickory offers hues from lighter blonde sapwood to cocoa brown and beige heartwood.
  • Red Oak comes in deep, salmon tones.
  • Walnut floors feature rich chocolate/mocha hues with surprising auburn undertones.
  • White Maple offers clean and lighter hues for a more neutral finish.
  • White Oak features hues that range from beige to brown.
  • Reclaimed floors have a deep texture and rich color that only time can create.

Select a timeless hardwood floor color with help from Carlisle

While living with a Carlisle wide plank floor is truly an inspiration, the quality of our customer service is also quite impressive. From your first contact by phone, chat or email through your conversations with our design consultants and delivery and installation of your Carlisle floor, we’ll work closely with you to select the right wood and timeless hardwood floor color that will make your Carlisle floor an unforgettable feature of your home. If you have an exact color in mind, we can help you find the hardwood and stain to match it. And if you’re not sure exactly what you need, our expert consultants will help you explore your options and settle on a choice that will perfectly complement the interior of your space.

What makes Carlisle #1 in wide plank floors?

For more than 50 years, Carlisle has been a leader in handcrafted wood floors for one reason: the exceptional quality of our product. We take great pride in our time-honored processes, from sourcing the highest quality timbers to handcrafting each plank and applying a timeless hardwood floor color. From start to finish, our craftsmen attend to every detail with passion, pride and purpose, ensuring that your Carlisle floor will be a perfect reflection of your sense of style and beauty.

The extraordinary responsiveness of our customer service will impress you almost as much is the quality of our floors. Our design consultants will work closely with you as you choose from a wide variety of design options – from choice of wood and grade to texture, structure, color and finish. At every step of the process, we’ll answer your questions and provide the knowledge and guidance you need to design a floor that will become a defining feature of your home and a source of joy for years to come.