The Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors are extraordinary. The colors of these aged French oak planks are not created by applying stains or oils. Highly skilled wood craftsmen perform an aging oxidation process onto each plank that works within the tannin of the oak. This changes the composition of the wood fibers where color is created authentically, as if they turned back time. The resulting French oak floors appear as if they have been salvaged from an 18th Century Château or French farmhouse. From videos of each color or viewing a gallery of installations, Historic Decorative Materials wants you to understand just how magnificent these aged French oak floors really are.