Moving into the mid-19th-century, we saw rooms in the home begin to show single-width flooring. Often found in the parlor, or showcased in rooms meant for entertaining, 12″ boards became commonplace. The statement was simple.”I have enough money to pay to have all my boards cut to the same size. I can invest in design”
Today wood flooring comes in standard sizes often under 5″ wide. Typically wide plank is considered any board wider than 5″ – unless you work with Carlisle. As every floor is individually designed and crafted by hand, you can define the widths that are perfect for your style. You can even change the widths of planks depending on the room while retaining the design aspects of the floor. A beautiful brushed and whitewashed Hickory floor in random widths may be perfect for the game room, but a 6″ wide hickory is ideal for your dining room for a more refined look. The width changes but the cohesive feel of species and finish remains. And don’t forget, a wide board with short lengths looks like a brick. At Carlisle, our average length on most floors is 7′ and 8″ wide. Our boards range in length from 2-12′ to ensure you the reduction of seams by nearly 80%….see the wood, not the seams!
Put your stamp on your floor by defining the width that makes your design idea pop!