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: Old Cognac - a lovely amber wheat that has rich, saturated colors. A beautiful kitchen floor for old world Shaker style kitchens like those of DeVol and Plain English Kitchens. Pairs wonderfully with various kitchen cabinets that have old world green and blue shades. Antique or Aged French Limestone floors and Belgian Bluestone floors or antique Petite Granite floors marry beautifully as well with our French oak flooring creating a classic Belgian style old world interior.
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.
Old Cognac 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.