Full of charm and character, new visuals within the Art Select wood range allow you to bring the beauty of real wood to life in your home. Designed with hand-carved embosses and distinctive beveled edges, each plank is crafted to enhance the unique grains, knots and textures of the woods that inspired them, some of which are longer available or are extremely costly in their natural state.
New visuals in this range were developed from Reclaimed Hickory, American Chestnut and European Oaks and are available in large format planks.
Reclaimed Hickory (56" x 9"): Developed from boards recovered at a Midwest lumber yard, the stark color contrast between the "heartwood" and sapwood is the result of over a century of growth, exposing a beauty only visible with age. These logs were sawn with a wide circular blade, inspiring a new emboss which gives planks a subtle cross-sawn appearance and texture. Our Reclaimed Hickory colors feature a new emboss exclusive to Karndean Designflooring. Products: Weathered Hickory, Vintage Hickory and Classic Hickory (pictured above).
American Chestnut (56" x 9"): Now commercially extinct due to an infestation known as the "chestnut blight," the beauty of this wood lives on in Art Select. Salvaged from floor joists, granary boards and rafters from east coast barns, the recovered boards feature an array of characterful cracks and worm holes. Hickory is typically left unpolished for an eclectic, rustic appearance, which is replicated by the subtle matte finish on the planks. Products: Reclaimed Chestnut (pictured above), Salvaged Chestnut.
French Oak (56" x 9"): French Oak has been long-established as a popular choice for flooring due to its high tannin content, which adds a slow-aged quality to floor boards. The minimal knots and tight grain result from the trees growing tight together, making a subtle tonal floor. A matte, handscraped emboss adds a final layer of elegance to these refined visuals.
In addition to its full 56” x 9” plank, Glacier Oak is available in a corresponding 18” x 3” parquet “accent plank” format, allowing designers to scale the format to different sized spaces. Parquet accent planks are perfect for use in small areas, including bathrooms and entryways, or in adjoining rooms when used alongside the longer planks.
English Oak (56" x 9"): Inspired by artisan woodworking techniques when floor boards were individually crafted, this design embodies old-world charm in a format that won't need refinishing. The handscraped emboss leaves a chiseled effect on the planks, reflecting a time when craftsman finished every board by hand. Product: Storm Oak (pictured above).
With a 30 mil wear layer, our Art Select woods are suitable for heavy commercial and residential applications alike, and come with a 20-year commercial warranty and lifetime residential warranty. Discover the range and request samples for your next home project!