Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Debuts Tranquil Collection Featuring Smooth Face Hardwood Flooring in Warm Finishes

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New artisan-crafted collection delivers smooth face natural wood flooring in a low matte, layered finish in on-trend warmer tones

"Haven" from the Tranquil Collection by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

The Carlisle product development and design teams worked together to create a special process that deposits a subtle layer of color without brushing. The result is a smooth, refined floor surface that imparts the organic feeling of a naturally ‘aged’ material accentuated by more modern tones.

Setting the pace in luxury flooring, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, the leader in wide plank hardwood flooring for residential and commercial spaces, has unveiled the Tranquil Collection. The new offering was created to meet the growing demand for smooth face flooring in a low matte, layered finish in warmer tones.

Available in eight-inch wide Signature Grade planks, each carefully hand selected by Carlisle craftsmen, the Tranquil Collection includes six inspiring colors: Eden, Haven, Harbor, Oasis, Preserve and Sanctuary. Ranging from a subtly weathered taupe to a deep warm gray to a richly saturated brown, the collection’s inviting hues encourage homeowners to transition from the chaos of their daily lives into a feeling of comfort and calm. The organic character of the timber is artfully maintained, instilling a sense of elegance and an instinctual connection with nature.

When applied to natural wood flooring, layering of color imparts added richness and dimensionality. However, the majority of wood flooring products on the market require brushing the surface to layer color, resulting in a textured appearance. The Tranquil Collection delivers the popular ceruse aesthetic without the use of brushing, and fumed looks without the variance commonly seen in fuming, to beautifully highlight the natural grain pattern of the wood.

“While our customers have always appreciated the dynamic feel created by the layered colors in our natural finishes, we have been seeing an increased preference for wood flooring with a simple, smooth face,” said Chris Sy, President of Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. “For the Tranquil Collection, our product development and design teams worked together to create a special process that deposits a subtle layer of color without brushing. The result is a smooth, refined floor surface that imparts the organic feeling of a naturally ‘aged’ material accentuated by more modern tones.”

Most wood flooring products with layered color use a hard wax oil to create the finish, requiring both daily maintenance and periodic re-oiling to prevent the finish from drying out over time. Carlisle’s Tranquil Collection utilizes a UV-cured oil that doesn’t require specialty cleaning products or frequent reapplications of finish. The flooring exhibits an extremely low sheen while eliminating the hazy appearance often seen in very low sheen urethane finishes.

Added Sy, “Carlisle is committed to listening to our customers and to leading the way in new flooring design trends. We are excited to debut our newest collection, a collaboration that marries that best of function and style to deliver a flooring solution that will transform every space it inhabits.”

The Tranquil Collection is offered in ¾” plank thickness and in two- to 12-foot lengths, with a choice of engineered or solid construction. Planks are end matched for ease of installation.

The collection can be ordered through Carlisle showrooms and design consultants.

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To learn more, visit http://www.wideplankflooring.com/products/collections/tranquil

About Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
For more than 50 years, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has handcrafted the finest wood floors in America – each one reflecting the natural beauty of the highest quality materials available. We take great pride in time-honored processes, from responsibly sourcing the soundest and most reliable timber grown in America’s forests to embracing a level of craftsmanship equally at home with traditional rustic themes or with fashion-forward style. We believe every detail of every floor matters. From creating just the right shade of gray to the nuance of a hand-scraped edge, we collaborate with each client to define a personalized, custom-made floor. And, whether that floor is selected from our extensive curated collections or uniquely designed to match a specific vision, it will be realized in the same way: one plank at a time.

Headquartered in Stoddard, New Hampshire, Carlisle also has showrooms in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.wideplankflooring.com.

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