In-Stock Lot: 3550 SF
Provenance: Northern France
The House of Châtillon was a notable French family, with origins in the 9th century and surviving until 1762. The name comes from that of Châtillon-sur-Marne in Champagne, where members of the family were tenants in a castle belonging to the Counts of Champagne. It is with this inspiration that the House of Châtillon Antiqued French Limestone was created.
The House of Châtillon Antiqued French Limestone Floors are magnificent. This magnificence came about not by luck, but by knowledge of the provenance to procure these stones and the techniques to age them. There are two important attributes of the House of Châtillon that lend itself to an appearance of an authentically reclaimed French limestone floor. First, it's their specific color variations. Quarried from Northern France, these stones have been used since the Medieval Ages and one of their hallmarks is the array of colors. From dark and light tones of beige to gray and gray blue to golden ochre tones and blush. It's these color variations that set themselves apart as a truly historic stone. The second attribute that makes the House of Châtillon Antiqued French Limestone an historic stone is the technical and artisanal stone craftsmanship. The artistry that goes into making these French limestone floors is unsurpassed, with an aging process that results in a subtle mastery of patina. This patina is soft, matte, historic - with just the right edging detail that makes one feel it was walked upon for centuries.
These stones excel in homes that search for authenticity, Colors could be kept neutral with antique French oak floors like our Kings of France 18th Century Flooring in the Olde Oak Series, Color Dorset and French gray blues as accent colors or painted kitchen cabinetry.
Recommended Sealer after Installation: Akemi Stain Repellent Nano Effect for French Limestone and Belgian Bluestone Flooring
Cleaning and Maintenance: Vacuum, then clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.