The Reclaimed Stone Collection
Reclaimed Blond Barre
Limestone — France
An antique French limestone originally quarried in the Provence region of France in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has rich, rustic characteristics, warm color variation and a beautiful timeworn patina from centuries of use.
A History of Quality
This antique limestone was commonly used as flooring when it was first quarried during the 18th and 19th centuries. Our reclaimed Blond Barre is pulled from country residences and building constructions within the Provence region of southeastern France. A uniquely expressive stone, Blond Barre exhibits subtle color variations with deep patination from centuries of consistent wear and use. It takes nearly a week to successfully salvage the stones from their original installations, and several more weeks for expert stonemasons to cut them to order. Thoughtfully inspected for both authenticity and quality, the stone undergoes an intense cleaning procedure that eliminates all traces of dirt and organic matter during fabrication. The finished stone is then packaged and shipped to bring its rich history to new projects around the world.
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