The Country House Collection is a weathered, highly brushed and aged French or European oak floor with an undulation surface that makes for an historic masterpiece. The color is achieved through oxidation working within the tannin of the oak planks.
Color Way: Vintage Grey is the classic French old gray oak floor that compliments so many interiors. The soft color palette of various tones of gray with incredible French grains and patterns, will create a harmonious aesthetic with antique French limestone floors like our Réedition Antique Bar de Montpellier French Limestone Floor, our Dalle d'Escoffier Aged French Limestone Floor and our new La Bastide Clairvenu Aged French Limestone Floor. This French oak floor would also marry with our antique Belgian bluestones. For a kitchen floor, it would be wonderful with kitchen cabinetry in colors like Farrow & Ball's Blue Gray, Hardwick White, Worsted and Pigeon.
Grade: Rustic A, B and C with open knots filled, cracks, a larger range of colour variation and sap which allows for the incredible reclaimed appearance of these floors.
Edges: Rounded, Double Grooves on the Two Long Sides + False Tongues, End Squared.
Vintage Grey is offered in wide plank solid and engineered flooring (TOP LAYER 6 mm), as well as herringbone, chevron, parquet floors and custom stair risers and treads.
By choosing this wood, one accepts the characteristics of the oak including knots, color variations, veins and surface cracks which makes up the identity of this floor. Inspired by reclaimed wood, these floors are made with great precision using a combination of processes. Each plank is finished by hand. Because the color is achieved through the oxidation process working with the natural tannin of the oak, each floor will be unique with it's own identity and authentic character. The oxidation method allows for the wood to continue aging that creates even more patina over time. NOTE: Due to the specific way these planks are sawed to reveal the most beautiful grain, planks can raise more or less tonal variations and large planks in the XL range are manufactured from rustic wood choices with filled large open knots and cracks which adds to the overall aesthetic of the floor. They cannot be regarded as defects - but only add to the authenticity and unique qualities of these floors.