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: Harvest Wheat is the color of French wheat fields on a summer's day. With a mixed tonal value of dark and light wheat colors. this is the French oak floor to create the classic Belgian style interior when paired with antique Belgian bluestone or la Petite Granite Belgian Bluestone floor. A perfect kitchen floor for old world Shaker style kitchens like those of DeVol and Plain English Kitchens as well as Farmhouse and Belgian style interiors like those of Axel Vervoordt. The quiet simplicity of these kitchens match so well with natural oak and wheat colored kitchen wood floors. For kitchen cabinetry, green or blue shades would be incredible. Farrow & Ball's Lichen or Stiffkey Blue keeps the old world, antique interior feel while adding a warm color to the kitchen.
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.
Harvest Wheat 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.