One Board Floor Explores How Plank Placement Impacts Floor Design

The Transformative Design Team considered whether it could make a beautiful and engaging floor from boards that lacked variation and instead were all exactly the same. Thus, the “one board floor” was born.

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has debuted its newest flooring design concept—the “one board floor.”

For its latest concept floor, Carlisle’s Transformative Design Team wanted to expand on the art of pattern floors, such as chevron and herringbone, and explore how placement of the planks impacts the final design of a wood floor. In standard wide plank flooring installations, the unique character of individual boards contributes significantly to the aesthetic outcome, whereas pattern floors focus primarily on layout and involve a set structure inside which individual planks exist.

While textures and finishes are always important when designing a floor, strategically determining where to place a darker board or where to use longer planks has a notable impact on the overall feel and flow of the floor. This idea led the Transformative Design Team to consider whether it could make a beautiful and engaging floor from boards that lacked variation and instead were all exactly the same. Thus, the “one board floor” was born.

The Transformative Design Team chose to build upon the graduated color effect seen in ombré textiles. To mirror the look, Carlisle’s artisans chose a series of natural tones, including trending grays and white, and then added heavy distinctions between each tone. At the same time, they made sure to preserve the grain pattern of the planks and underlying warmth of the floor. When the planks are arranged in various configurations, the result is a series of distinctive floors with rich depth and structure.

Carlisle offers a broad range of flooring choices, including Collection floors and fully customized floors, to create one-of-a-kind looks. The newest concept floor highlights how identical planks arranged in creative patterns can achieve very different aesthetics, significantly expanding the design possibilities.

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