11 Jan Demand Grows for Reclaimed Look
“Greenest” hardwood from DuChateau is now distressed to look like barn wood
The time-worn look of reclaimed hardwood is getting so popular that every flooring manufacturer has to have one. DuChateau Floors – which makes FSC-certified hardwood with a natural, nontoxic oil finish – announced its new Heritage Timber collection today.
While the wear layer on these flooring planks is not made from deconstructed barns and buildings, the reclaimed wood is artfully replicated with scrapes, nail holes, notches and saw marks. The company chose to create the look, instead of using barn wood, in an effort to offer a product at a more competitive price.
“Our Heritage Timber Edition brings new life to the original character of vintage wood with its beautifully irregular marks of time and old craftsmen,” said Misael Tagle, CEO and cofounder of DuChateau Floors. “The collection delivers visual movement and authentic rustic character to both residential and commercial spaces.”
DuChateau, which opened its U.S. office in 2006, is known for its leadership in high-quality, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified flooring that uses a natural oil finish that can be spot-repaired. We have called DuChateau The Greenest of Them All, and Interiors & Sources magazine gave the company an honorable mention in its recent Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Heritage line is available in five styles – Chalk, Coal, Lintel, Trestle and Slat.
DuChateau qualifies for many LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. These do not include LEED’s Resource Reuse credit, which only applies to wood that is taken from old structures.
— Nancy Kibbee is editor at naturalinteriors.com