Versailles pattern wood floor

Transform your home with a Versailles pattern wood floor

When you want a surface that exudes luxury and stylishness, Versailles hardwood flooring should be at the top of your list. The Versailles pattern wood floor originated in the 17th century in the palace of King Louis XIV of France, and it has been adding elegance and sophistication to stylish interiors ever since.

At Carlisle Wide Plank floors, you’ll find a wide range of options for Versailles flooring, and our expert design consultants can help you explore the hardwoods, color and texture that will make your floor a one-of-a-kind surface that will delight you and astonish guests for years to come.

FAQ - What is a Versailles pattern wood floor?

Can a Versailles pattern wood floor be textured?

Yes. Texturing a new floor gives the floorboards the appearance of a surface that was crafted years ago and worn down gently by time and foot traffic. Our craftsmen are experts at applying a variety of texturing techniques, providing even greater visual appeal and character for your Versailles pattern wood floor.

Can a Versailles pattern wood floor be prefinished?

Yes. A prefinished floor is one that is sanded, stained and sealed within our facility before it is shipped to your home for installation. Ordering a floor that is prefinished allows us to do all the intricate work of preparing your Versailles pattern wood floor within the ideal conditions of our manufacturing facility. And it allows you to avoid the mess, odor and inconvenience of having your floor sanded, stained and sealed on site.


Can engineered floors be installed with a Versailles pattern?

Yes. At Carlisle, we offer Versailles engineered flooring with top layers made of a variety of hardwoods. In an engineered floor, a top layer of wood is glued to multiple layers of a backing material to form a floorboard that is more resistant to temperature changes and higher levels of moisture or humidity. This construction makes engineered floors more appropriate for installation below grade, in basements, over radiant heating systems and on concrete slab. At Carlisle, we use a thicker top layer than our competitors as well as more plies of backing material to create the strongest engineered floors on the market.

What type of wood is best with a Versailles pattern?

Any type of wood used to make a hardwood floor can be installed with a Versailles pattern. Homeowners frequently choose to install Versailles floors using materials in several colors to highlight the beauty and intricacy of the design.

What are the advantages of a Versailles floor?

A Versailles pattern wood floor is a stunning design element that adds a feeling of luxury and elegance to a room. It’s a very strong visual statement that increases the sophistication and stylishness of an interior design.

What is a Versailles pattern wood floor?

Versailles flooring is a wood floor that is installed with an intricate pattern first seen in the French Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century. Cut into squares, rectangles and triangles, the floorboards in a Versailles pattern are fit together like a puzzle to form a large square of flooring with diagonal floorboards that appear to be interwoven. The squares are replicated throughout the room to form a complete floor.

Options for parquet floors from Carlisle

Along with the Versailles wood floor pattern, we offer Herringbone, Chevron and custom parquet floors that can add great visual interest to room.

Herringbone is a highly popular parquet pattern using floorboards of equal width and length. The end of each board butts up against the next at a 90° angle, forming a zigzag pattern with a great sense of movement across the floor. Herringbone has a pleasing asymmetry, as each board seems to overlap another, and the geometry of the parquet adds energy and visual appeal to any room.

A Chevron pattern also is laid out in a zigzag fashion, but the ends of each board are cut at an angle so that when they meet, they form a perfect V. The result is a floor with long columns of Chevron-shaped arrows, providing a strong sense of movement and energy but a slightly cleaner, more formal look that works beautifully for modern hardwood floors.

In addition to a Herringbone, Chevron or a Versailles pattern wood floor, our consultants can work with you to create a custom pattern for a truly unique wide plank floor.

Carlisle: The #1 provider of wide plank flooring

What makes Carlisle the most trusted source in America for Versailles wood flooring and other wide plank products? In a word, quality. For more than half a century, our master craftsmen have been using time-honored processes and the highest quality raw materials available to handcraft one-of-a-kind masterpieces in wood. From floors with traditional rustic themes and fashion-forward styles, our artisan woodworkers embrace a level of craftsmanship that is unsurpassed in the industry. We spend hours on every detail to make sure your floor is the complete realization of your vision – a surface that is the perfect reflection of your sense of style and beauty. Your Carlisle hardwood floor will become a defining feature of your home and a welcome reminder of where you are every time you walk through the door.

At Carlisle, you can have confidence that your Versailles pattern wood floor is produced with the highest standards of sustainability. We work with timber growers and sawyers who share our forest-to-floor ethic, enabling us to harvest the highest quality timber while preserving natural resources.