The Reclaimed French Oak Collection
French Oak — France
Carefully salvaged from residences and country farmhouses throughout France, our reclaimed oak is meticulously restored by expert craftsmen in our atelier. Ardeche is one of several traditional handmade patterns available for installation, inspired by the intricate French parquet designs established in the 16th century.
A History of Quality
The beauty and distinctive character of our Reclaimed French Oak collection are without parallel. Unlike most reclaimed wood, which is cut from salvaged beams, this unique collection is pulled directly from the floors of French residences and country farmhouses that were originally installed centuries ago. These rare planks, which date back to the 17th century or earlier, are recovered with precision and care from countless locations throughout the country. They display a remarkable diversity of graining and coloration that conveys their rich, storied past. Once reclaimed, every individual plank is meticulously cleaned, replaned and thoughtfully finished by hand. With great respect, the expert craftsmen in our ateliers take pride in this restoration process, breathing new life into these extraordinary antique materials.
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Because of the individualized nature of the materials we sell, many of the products have significant variation in size, shape, color, texture and thickness. These irregularities are inherent in hand-made and natural materials such as ours. It is the responsibility of the owner/purchaser and those acting on behalf of the owner such as the designer, architect, contractor or installer to verify that the material specified is appropriate for its final application and to review and approve all materials before the materials are shipped. Samples are available on request. Samples are given as an indication of a particular product and are for reference only. Due to the inherent variation in the size, shape, thickness, texture and color of our materials, individual samples cannot be considered exact representations.
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