How to customize your unfinished hardwood flooring
At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer lots of ways to make your unfinished hardwood flooring uniquely yours. Options for customization include:
Choice of wood
Our wide plank floors are available in 10 hardwood species, 3 pine species and 6 species of reclaimed floors. Each type of wood has its own personality, with varying coloration and grain patterns. Unfinished cherry flooring, for example, has rich red tones with subtle flowing grain patterns. Unfinished walnut flooring features chocolate hues with surprising auburn undertones and complex grain patterns. And White Maple wood flooring has grain patterns that resemble flowing water, with cleaner and lighter hues for a more neutral color.
Structure of the floor
Unfinished hardwood flooring is typically made with solid hardwood floorboards. But Carlisle customers also have the option of ordering engineered hardwood floors where floorboards are made from multiple layers of material with a hardwood veneer. This type of construction prevents the floor from expanding or contracting as much as a solid wood floor. Engineered floors are ideal for locations that experience large fluctuations in temperature or humidity, such as installations in basements, over radiant heating systems and on concrete slabs. Engineered floors are also appropriate for homes where summer humidity is much higher than humidity in winter.
Grade of the floorboards
Carlisle’s proprietary wood grades make it easy to achieve a specific look. Our Heirloom Grade indicates a more luxurious and refined look, with less color variation and fewer and smaller knots. Our Original Grade features floorboards with more variation and knots for more character. And our Signature Grade features the perfect balance of both Heirloom and Original Grade floorboards.
Unfinished hardwood flooring can be textured to give new floorboards an aged and weathered appearance. By adding sawn marks or hand scraped edges, Carlisle craftsmen help recreate the appearance of boards that were cut and milled at sawmills more than a century ago. We also offer several proprietary techniques to introduce the undulating patterns of wear produced by weather, age and foot traffic. Textured floors provide an immediate sense of warmth and history and make a stunning visual statement in any room.
Most unfinished hardwood flooring can be stained in almost any color. Carlisle offers a virtually unlimited assortment of stain colors, allowing you to easily match the hue of your unfinished hardwood flooring to the needs of your interior design.
Installing your unfinished hardwood flooring in a Versailles, Herringbone, Chevron or custom parquet pattern adds elegance and visual interest.
Carlisle: the leading source for unfinished hardwood flooring.
Since 1966, Carlisle has been a leader in flooring fashion, producing unfinished hardwood flooring and other flooring options of exceptional durability and remarkable beauty. Every Carlisle floor is a handcrafted masterpiece designed to truly reflect the owner’s taste and sense of style. In restaurants, museums, boutiques and beautiful homes around the world, our floors become a defining feature of any space and a surface that will truly amaze visitors every time they cross the threshold.