How to customize your herringbone floor
At Carlisle, we make it possible to customize your herringbone wood floor in a number of ways to create a surface that is truly unique.
A choice of woods
In addition to White Oak, we offer a variety of other hardwood species that each have their own personality. Ash floors offer striking grain patterns and warm hues in light blonde to rich nutty brown, while Birch features grain patterns with subtle swirls and flamelike effects. Cherry is prized for its deep glowing red or burnished auburn color, and Red Oak boasts tight grain patterns and deep salmon hues. Walnut has rich chocolate hues while Brown Maple provides floors with rich gold and amber tones with brown streaks. Additionally, we offer several varieties of Pine and options for reclaimed timbers that can be installed with a herringbone pattern.
While many flooring companies offer only a limited range of stain colors, you’ll find your options are virtually unlimited at Carlisle. We offer a collection of classic stains from light Whitewash Fence to smoky Blacksmith, and our color matching system lets us create stains in any hue so you can match your perfect color.
Texture of the floorboards
Texturing or distressing your White Oak herringbone floor adds another layer of personality, giving the floor a sense of age and character. Our craftsmen use techniques like Hit or Miss marks that recreate the swirls and kerfs from the saws at old-time sawmills. Hand-scraped edges re-create the soft look of boards that were fashioned before the age of machines, while our Footworn and Timeworn techniques give new floors the look of surfaces that have been lived on for generations.