DuChateau Floors produces top quality, wide plank hardwood floors that are distressed, Hard-Wax oiled, smoked and brushed to achieve a true vintage look. Our floors are antique reproduction hard-wax oil floors developed in Holland. Our hardwood floors are designed to reflect the styles found in Europe from centuries ago. DuChateau Floors’ goal is to recreate the same time worn look that showcases the character and longevity of a hardwood floor.
DuChateau Floors have a character of timelessness that fits with nearly every décor. They create warmth and coziness with lovely acoustics. DuChateau Floors are ideal for commercial and residential applications.
Distressing a new floor means that the floor maintains its perfect fit, but takes on the look and character of a vintage floor. There are several methods for distressing floors, the most commonly used and most accepted is hand-scraping. Hand-scraping hardwood flooring if done by an artisan craftsman as it was done in Europe centuries ago will improve the look and feel of the floor as well as adding much desired character. All DuChateau flooring is hand-scraped by master craftsmen.
Hard-Wax Oil Finish
A Hard-Wax oiled surface is 100% natural and pollutant-free. The natural oil is exclusively made of sustainable raw materials such as sunflower oil, natural waxes and calcium. The special features of this surface are the open pores allowing the floor to breathe. It has a regulatory effect on moisture, ensuring a healthy room climate. The patina of the wood floor is determined primarily by the type of wood used and its natural color. By finishing the wood with natural oils, the ultimate color of the floor will flourish. Oiling the floor will partly retain its open structure making it relatively easy to maintain. New developments involving Hard-Wax oil finishes have eliminated the disadvantages of smudge / dirty floors, allowing the wood to maintain the same appearance as when treated with conventional lacquer techniques.