Versailles Wood Floor Pattern

The elegance of a Versailles wood floor pattern

When you want to add a greater sense of elegance and luxury to a room, there’s nothing quite like a Versailles wood floor pattern. Originating in 17th century in the opulent Versailles palace of King Louis XIV of France, Versailles flooring radiates style and adds sophistication to any residential interior.

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, you can work with our expert consultants to design your own Versailles pattern wood floor in any of our hardwood species. Choose from a wide range of options for wood grades, color, texture and structure to create a one-of-a-kind floor that will astonish and delight you every time you enter the room.

What is a Versailles Wood Floor Pattern

What kind of hardwood works best with a Versailles wood floor pattern?

Virtually any kind of wood that can be used to make a floor can also be used to make a Versailles pattern.


Can a Versailles pattern floor be textured?

Yes. Carlisle offers several texturing techniques that can make a floor with a Versailles wood floor pattern even more visually appealing and unique.

Can a Versailles floor be made with engineered floorboards?

Yes. Engineered floorboards from Carlisle are made with a thick veneer of hardwood that is glued to multiple layers of Baltic Birch to form a floorboard with the strongest core available on the market today. Engineered floors are ideal for installation over radiant heat, on concrete slab or in locations below grade like basements where temperatures may fluctuate a great deal and where there are higher levels of moisture and humidity.

Can a Versailles floor from Carlisle be prefinished?

Yes. A prefinished Carlisle product with a Versailles wood floor pattern enables us to sand, stain and seal all the pieces of your parquet floor within the ideal conditions of our own facilities. Your prefinished floor will arrive at your home ready for a fast and less expensive installation, and you’ll get to skip the mess and inconvenience that are normally associated with a floor finished on site.

Why choose a Versailles floor?

The Versailles pattern exudes elegance and luxury, creating visual interest and turning any floor into a stunning design feature.

Beyond the Versailles wood floor pattern

In addition to Versailles wood flooring, we offer parquet floors in Herringbone, Chevron and custom patterns.

The Herringbone pattern features rectangular boards of equal size that are laid out in a zigzag fashion, with each board abutting another at a right angle. The effect has a pleasing overlapping and asymmetrical appearance with a strong sense of movement and greater visual appeal.

The Chevron pattern also features a zigzag pattern, but the ends of each board are cut at an angle so that they form a perfect V when two boards adjoin. A Chevron floor also offers a strong sense of movement, but it has a slightly cleaner and more formal look than Herringbone.

Our design consultants can help you explore with all the details of your Versailles hardwood flooring pattern or explore options for custom patterns for a truly one-of-a-kind floor.

Selecting the hardwood for your Versailles floor

A Carlisle surface with a Versailles wood floor pattern can be made from any of our 10 hardwood species. Each has its own personality with variations in color, density and grain patterns.

  • Ash is a dense and durable hardwood with unique grain patterns and hues that run from cream to light blonde to rich nutty brown.
  • Birch offers rich reddish-brown tones in the heartwood and grain patterns that range from subtle swirls to flames that seem to dance across the board.
  • Brown Maple offers subtle and consistent grain patterns along with hues of gold and amber and rich brown streaks in the heartwood.
  • Cherry has rich, deep red tones and subtle but distinctive flowing grain patterns.
  • Hickory features rich cocoa browns and beiges in the heartwood, lighter blonde hues in the sapwood and interesting grain patterns.
  • Red Oak features deep salmon tones in the heartwood and tight, consistent grain.
  • Walnut has rich chocolate hues with surprising auburn undertones and complex grain patterns.
  • White Maple offers cleaner and lighter hues with smooth, soft flowing grain patterns.
  • White Oak makes dense and durable boards with nutty brown hues and dramatic grain patterns, and it is an excellent option for those seeking an alternative to Versailles European White Oak flooring.
  • Rift & Quartersawn White Oak features boards cut at a 90-degree angle from the center of the tree to produce straight parallel lines for a strikingly beautiful floor and a popular option for modern floorboards.

Why Carlisle is the #1 source for Versailles pattern floors

For more than 50 years, we have been producing the finest wood floors in America, one plank at a time. Our wide plank floors are fashioned with the highest quality raw materials, sourced from the finest American forests. We have established our reputation as a global leader in innovation and excellence by attending to every detail. From the selecting each plank in your Carlisle floor to applying the exact shade of stain or executing the intricate cuts in a Versailles wood floor pattern, our artisan woodworkers are focused on meeting our strict standards and exceeding your highest expectations.

Whether it’s a floor selected from one of our extensive, curated collections or a surface custom-designed for your interior, your Carlisle floor will be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will perfectly reflect your sense of style and beauty.