Unfinished Walnut Flooring

An introduction to unfinished Walnut flooring.

Unfinished Walnut flooring is one of the most popular choices for hardwood floors in homes and businesses throughout world. The dark, rich colors of Walnut heartwood combined with lighter, creamy white sapwood help to produce striking Walnut floors that add sumptuous elegance to any home or business interior. Unfinished Walnut flooring tends to have tight, complex grain patterns that produce a more uniform look. Easily stained to a broad spectrum of colors, unfinished Walnut flooring is the perfect choice for everything from a rustic country kitchen to a contemporary city loft or an elegant and formal sitting room.<

What is wide plank unfinished Walnut flooring?

Most unfinished hardwood flooring is made of floorboards that are no wider than 3″ and no longer than 4′. Wide plank unfinished Walnut flooring from Carlisle uses floorboards that are up to 16″ wide and 12′ long, creating a far more elegant, less busy look. Wide planks also allow the grain and the personality of the Walnut wood to be fully seen and appreciated.

The benefits of unfinished Walnut flooring.

Unfinished Walnut flooring may be the right choice for customers who want:

  • Versatility. Unfinished Walnut flooring can easily be stained to a wide variety of colors and will look right at home in elegant, contemporary and casual settings.
  • Dark hues. The chocolate-brown colors of the heartwood make unfinished Walnut flooring an excellent option for rooms that want a dark, rich flooring surface
  • Great ROI. Walnut is highly prized as a flooring surface and will add value to any home.

Comparing unfinished Walnut flooring to other hardwood floors.

While our unfinished Walnut flooring will create a stunning wide plank floor, we also offer floors in nine other hardwood species:

  • Brown Maple floors are cut from the oldest part of the timber to produce a distinctive brown hardwood with subtle and consistent grain patterns.
  • Cherry wood floors have a deep, glowing red color that will darken to a rich, burnished auburn color as the floor ages. Unfinished cherry flooring also boasts subtle but distinctive flowing grain patterns.
  • Hickory is among the hardest floors available, and features hues that range from lighter blonde sapwood to cocoa brown to beige in the heartwood.
  • White Maple hardwood flooring has strikingly beautiful grain patterns that evoke flowing water, with clean and lighter hues for a more neutral finish.
  • Ash floors have a higher hardness rating that make them a highly durable surface, with hues in the floorboards that range from cream to light blonde to rich nutty brown.
  • Birch flooring features planks that combine blonde outer edges and warm amber portions, with grain patterns that range from highly figured flames to subtle swirls.
  • Red Oak floors have deep, salmon tones with wider, prominent grain patterns.
  • White Oak it is a versatile and dense wood with dramatic grain patterns that range from simple and sleek lines to vibrant swirls.
  • Rift & Quartersawn White Oak produces strikingly beautiful floors that can be finished with almost any stain color. Special cutting techniques produce straight parallel lines in the grain with vibrant ray flecks that radiate across each board.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between American and Black Walnut flooring?

American Walnut flooring is the same thing as Black Walnut flooring – they are both made from American Black Walnut hardwood.

What is textured unfinished Walnut flooring?

A textured floor is a new floor that is treated to give it the appearance of a floor that is decades or centuries old. Carlisle craftsmen use a variety of techniques, including several proprietary methods, to give unfinished Walnut flooring the appearance of floorboards that have been worn down by time and traffic, or that were cut and milled at early sawmills.

What is prefinished Walnut flooring?

A prefinished Walnut floor is sanded, stained and sealed at the manufacturer’s facility before it is delivered for installation. While unfinished Walnut flooring must be sanded, stained and sealed in the home or business where it is being installed – with all the mess, smell and inconvenience associated with this process – prefinished floors are ready to be installed immediately. In addition to prefinished Walnut flooring, Carlisle offers prefinished Oak flooring, Maple flooring and many other options.

What is engineered Walnut flooring?

Engineered Walnut flooring is a composite floorboard made with a veneer of Walnut that is glued to multiple layers of a backing material. The value of engineered flooring is in its resistance to significant changes in moisture, temperature and humidity, making engineered floors ideal for installation in basements, over radiant heating systems, on concrete slabs, and in homes where relative humidity changes significantly from summer to winter. Engineered Walnut flooring is not appropriate for use in environments that fall below 30% relative humidity.

How durable is unfinished Walnut flooring?

With a hardness rating of 1010, unfinished Walnut flooring is among the softer options for hardwood floors. Nevertheless, it is quite durable and offers good shock resistance.

Why come to Carlisle for unfinished Walnut flooring?

Here’s the thing that allows Carlisle to stand apart from every other producer of unfinished Walnut flooring: exceptional quality.

For more than 50 years, the Carlisle name has represented leadership and innovation in custom wood flooring. Every Carlisle floor is a handcrafted masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind surface that is the perfect reflection of a home or business owner’s sense of style. A floor from Carlisle is not merely a surface to walk on – it’s a central design feature that adds a heightened sense of luxury to any space.

Our commitment to customer service is as legendary as our commitment to producing excellent floors. From helping you with the many decisions involved in designing your floor to customizing it with texture, color, patterns and more, our customer service team is always available to field questions and make sure every detail of your floor exceeds your expectations.