by Tracy Kemp | photos courtesy of Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
When it comes to your home’s design, you want to find the perfect tile backsplash, counters that suit your design flawlessly, cabinets that are the exact right shade. So why settle for wood floors that aren’t quite what you had in mind?
Are you looking for wood flooring that is truly exceptional and durable? Wood flooring that is sourced in the U.S.? Wood flooring with less interruption in the design flow and a more consistent grain color? How about wood flooring that is environmentally friendly?
A truly unique product, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors offers custom wood floors and an unmatched experience. As the only company in Indianapolis to partner with Carlisle, ACo is excited to offer this exclusive custom flooring.
For more than 50 years, Carlisle has been producing wide wood planks from slow-growth, old trees grown in cold climates here in the US. Carlisle also uses a unique milling process that utilizes the center cut, or heart, of the tree for the most durable and consistent vertical grain color. This means there are fewer defects and mill marks, plus less warping and cupping over time.
The up to 20-inch wide planks also create a wood floor with fewer seams and joints to create a dramatic look and superior quality to flooring for your home.
Carlisle says, “If you can dream it, we can make it.” So do you see something you like online or in ACo’s showroom but want it in a slightly different color? In a different species? No problem: 70% of all wood floors Carlisle creates are fully custom made.
And custom wood flooring with more options means fewer installation restrictions. Want your wood floor over concrete? Plywood? Radiant heat? In a waterfront environment? Check. Check. Check. And check.
Don’t want to create your own design? Carlisle knows it can be hard to start from scratch, so they have you covered there, too, with a number of collections to choose from.
Keara Miller, with Carlisle, says their collections are like “a menu at a restaurant” because you can choose from among Carlisle’s most popular colors and species. And they mean it. Wood choices include ash, barnwood, birch, cherry, chestnut, eastern white pine, hickory, red oak, white oak, walnut, and more.
There’s also patterned, luxury vinyl plank, reclaimed pine flooring, and prefinished hardwood flooring.
Carlisle is also concerned about the environment and respects nature. So Carlisle works only with landowners and sawyers who don’t practice clear-cutting.
“We all recognize that clear cutting has a negative impact environmentally and for our business. We want to ensure that our forests, and our floors will be around for generations to come.”
In addition, the stains and finishes Carlisle uses are all environmentally friendly, not to mention beautiful and easy to care for. The company’s prefinished wood flooring also has no measurable VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and no urea formaldehyde is added during the manufacturing process.
ACo is proud to partner with Carlisle to bring you custom wide plank flooring that is not only beautiful, but also safe and environmentally friendly. Stop by the ACo showroom at Hub & Spoke in Fishers or visit them online at liveaco.com to get inspired!