STODDARD, NH -- Carlisle Wide Plank Floors unveils its Watermill texture for wood flooring; a new process that replicates the look of older floors whose boards were originally rough sawn thru the use of riverside watermills. These floors, installed centuries ago, were never planed or scraped smooth prior to installation. Over the years these saw marks became worn smooth thru foot traffic, but they remained as undulations in the board.
By leaving the original saw marks on its timber, Carlisle's Watermill texture is an authentic reproduction of this process, compared to faux marks put into boards in an obvious pattern. Carlisle's planks are then individually brushed to soften the texture, while also adding texture to the entire surface creating a more harmonious worn look.
"Our Watermill texture replicates a historic process, allowing us to craft floors with the eternal reminder of a bent tooth in the original sawyer's watermill saw," said Chris Sy, national sales director of Carlisle. "We incorporated the brushing technique afterwards to give the boards a naturally worn look. By doing this you can have a floor that looks 200 years old the day you install it in your home."
What makes Carlisle's Watermill texture so unique, is that it is an exact replica of the original, easily seen marks representing the original production methods. Each custom made Watermill floor will perform the same and have the same life span as all other Carlisle floors, each capable of lasting more than 200 years.
For more information on brushing or Carlisle's other wood texture options, call 1.800.595.9663 or visit www.wideplankflooring.com.
About Carlisle Wide Plank Floors:
For more than 40 years, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has produced the finest restored and reproduced premium wood floors, available nationwide in a vast selection of lengths, widths and finishes that rival the flooring industry. Every Carlisle floor is custom-made, created one board at a time and tailored for the customer by skilled New England craftsmen. Specializing in wider planks, Carlisle uses only the sturdiest center from the best-grown trees to ensure customers receive a floor that is treasured for generations. The Carlisle team is proud to not only give a deserved second life to a cherished resource, but the company also helps to reduce the stress on American forests.