DuChateau® Floors are antique reproduction hard-wax oil floors
developed in Holland that are designed to reflect the styles found in
Europe from centuries ago.
At DuChateau® Floors, we create the same time-worn look that
showcases the character and longevity of a true vintage hardwood floor,
and our hardwood floor production philosophy is to create textured
hardwood floors with changing grain patterns of the natural wood
characterizing true artistic design.
Core values at DuChateau® Floors are to make use of environmentally
friendly methods and renewable forest resources, to offer products that
are consistently of the highest quality and to ensure excellence in
customer care. We offer our clients great and assured opportunities for
growth as we are committed to developing hard-wax oiled hardwood
flooring products benefiting from the latest advances in styling,
technology and innovation – all of which keep us firmly at the forefront
of the design industry.
Distressing a new floor means that the floor maintains its perfect
fit, but takes on the look and character of a vintage floor. There are
several methods for distressing floors, the most commonly used and most
accepted is hand-scraping. Hand-scraping hardwood flooring if done by an
artisan craftsman as it was done in Europe centuries ago will improve
the look and feel of the floor as well as adding much desired character.
All DuChateau flooring is hand-scraped by master craftsmen.
All DuChateau Floors are finished with DuChateau Hard-Wax Oil.
DuChateau Hard-Wax Oil finish is an ALL NATURAL non-pollutant,
non-toxic, ZERO VOC product with no biocides, no preservatives, and is
benzene free. It is produced from natural materials such as vegetable
oil and natural waxes made from purified renewable natural raw
resources. Its open grain structure allows the floor to breathe which
has a regulatory effect on moisture ensuring a healthy room climate. The
special features of this finish allow the oils to penetrate deeply into
the wood pores to enhance, while the wax remains on the surface to
maintain a beautiful natural matte finish and create a protective layer
offering a resistant and lasting finish. By finishing the wood with
Hard-Wax Oil the ultimate color of the floor will flourish.
When smoking a floor, the tannins in the oak wood reacts to the burn,
thereby giving the floor a darker and grey appearance, the extent of
this depends on the duration of the treatment. Since not every part of
the floor will contain the same amount of tannins, one section could
appear darker than the other. The result is a rustic and authentic look.
Certain styles of DuChateau Floors are brushed to give them an extra
accent. Brushing removes the soft wood from the floor and brings out its
texture, making it more durable, and impact resistant. Minor scratches
and damages become less apparent and give the wood flooring a slightly
rustic look. Combined with Hard-Wax Oil, brushing can give the floor a
unique and characteristic appearance. Brushed floors can be maintained
using the same methods as a floor that has not been brushed.
DuChateau Floors produces top quality, wide planked hardwood floors
that are distressed, hard-wax oiled, smoked, and brushed to achieve a
true vintage look.
I used SD Flooring & Design for both carpeting and vinyl work. I found that their pricing was pretty reasonable and I was happy with their selection. They brought in two different crews to do the work. The carpeting crew was great! They showed up on time, were polite, and made sure to explain everything to me. They cleaned up well after themselves as well. If it were the carpet crew alone, I would give them a 4 or a 5 for workmanship and customer service. However, the vinyl crew was terrible. The guy who did the work was extremely unreliable. He never showed up when he said he would. Even the boss was flaky and often came at the wrong time. This was frustrating to me because I don't live at this house, so every time they showed up at the wrong time, I had to drive about 20 minutes to go let them in. He was also really rude to me! He did not answer my questions. When he finished, I thought it was really poor workmanship. They are supposed to come back next week and fix the problems with the flooring. So, I guess we will see how it goes. I am still willing to give them a second chance, but I'm really disappointed with the crew so far. If you are thinking about using them, I would say that they are fine to buy from, but if you are looking for vinyl flooring, find your own contractor!
- By Y K
This was my first time using SD Flooring Center & Design. I was very happy with them. My floors were done very well and very quickly, they really look great! They did a very good job, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.I could not be happier with my new floors. - By Catherine S