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Setting the Pace in Luxury Flooring

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Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, the leader in wide plank hardwood flooring for residential and commercial spaces, has unveiled their 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 90

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 designs 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.

HOUSE Volume 1 Issue 2 2020 house-magazine.net

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HOUSE Design Architecture Lifestyle / Kitchen & Bath Issue Early Spring 2020 Volume 1 Issue 2.