As a young(er) woman, I often thought of someday running off to France to live in an old chateau for a year or so. I’m not sure what I thought I would actually do once I was there – probably eat a lot of pain au chocolat – but I always dreamed of dancing around in a room amidst crumbling plaster and ancient wooden floors.
Ah, let the dancing commence! This lustrous oak herringbone parquet, which might have been reclaimed from a Parisian apartment, country dwelling, or even – be still my heart – a creaky old chateau, is now available in the U.S.!
Imported by Exquisite Surfaces, this antique French oak flooring is not only beautiful and steeped in history, it is also FSC certified!
I love the juxtaposition of centuries old oak boards with sleek, modern walls. Each element enhances the other so well, creating a harmonious whole, don’t you think?
There really is nothing like real age to give life to a wood floor. No manner of machine work, or even hand planning is ever going to recreate the enduringly lovely texture you find in an authentic reclaimed floor.
Exquisite Surfaces takes care to ensure that all of their reclaimed floor boards are from actual floors. No cut beams, old factory wood, or siding is used.
Happily, Exquisite Surfaces also offers an entire line of natural oils, finishes and waxes that emit low or no (zero) VOCs, so you can maintain the sustainability of your floor.
You can see more of Exquisite Surfaces wonderful FSC certified antique oak flooring here.
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