Customizing your wood floor and pattern
As you look for the right wood floor pattern, we can help you with the many other choices involved in customizing your Carlisle floor for your unique space.
Choosing the wood
Customizing your floor and parquet pattern begins with your choice of wood. Every variety of hardwood represents a choice of colors, grain patterns and strength. For example, White and Brown Maple floors feature clear, hard flowing grain and occasional swirls, while Ash floors offer striking beauty, great density and unique elasticity. Birch floors feature grain patterns that range from subtle swirls to highly figured flames, while Walnut is known for its rich chocolate hues. In addition to 10 hardwood species, we offer three species of Pine as well as six kinds of reclaimed flooring that can also be installed with wood floor patterns.
Carlisle floors can be finished in almost any color of stain. Our stains range from the very light Whitewash Fence to the very dark and smoky Blacksmith stain, and we can create stains with custom hues to meet your design needs.
Texturing or distressing floorboards gives floors an immediate sense of character and age. Carlisle techniques for texturing include Hit or Miss marks that re-create the saw swirls and kerfs from old-time sawmills. Hand-Scraped Edges re-create the hand-sculpted look from an era before floorboards were manufactured by machines, while Brushed and Footworn techniques reproduce the look of wood that has been aged by time, weather and foot traffic.
When working with hardwood floor layout patterns, you’ll have the option of customizing your pattern by choosing the width of your boards. In patterns such as Versailles, the dimensions of the boards are fairly prescribed, while you have more latitude in patterns like Herringbone or in your own custom wood floor patterns.