At one point in history, a certain Louis XIII turned a humble two-story hunting lodge a few kilometres southwest of Paris into a chateau. Years later, his successor, Louis XIV decided more was needed. So bit by bit, year after year, rooms and wings and terraces were added, art and trophies were hung, and the gardens were enlarged. It became more than a place for quiet reverie. It turned into a place of ceremony, a place to entertain; it turned into a palais at Versailles.
As the nobility’s taste grew richer, the Palace of Versailles grew too. When the French Revolution came and the nobility went, the palace still stood. Now, with a country’s history etched into stone and marble, it stands as a museum. Now, representing the rise and fall of an era, perhaps, spectres of bygone residents still roam the halls at Versailles.
It is from this rich, enchanting history that Khayeri Flooring created the Palace Collection. A display of extravagant opulence, the Palace Collection features old world European craftsmanship, each plank an artisanal masterpiece. Custom-made in the Netherlands, this collection features the ultimate structural support with 100% Marine Birch backing topped with premium, sustainable old-growth French White Oak.
In the true spirit of the Kings of Versailles, who requested materials from across the country for their workers, who then had to overcome the structural and technological challenges of their time, Khayeri Flooring’s imported, luxury hardwood flooring and artisanal hand-finish treatments, evoke the same sense of elaborate beauty, regal perfection and mortal ingenuity. The Palace Collection boasts extra-wide and extra-long planks with warm and neutral tones that make any space feel like home. Hand-selected to favour wood with the fewest small knots, the result is a more consistent, cleaner look, with less variation between planks.
The Palace of Versailles was a testament to the grandeur of 17th Century French architecture and art. It was a stage, with the country and wider world the audience, mesmerized by the actors’ play unfolding before them: the monarchy. The Palace Collection is Khayeri Flooring’s most luxurious and customizable line of premium flooring. Like Versailles, it is your stage. The Collection pulls your home together and gives you the base from which you can build your own story, whichever one that may be. Like the nobles at Versailles, you turn what you imagine into a reality. Where the kings had the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Opera and the Hameau, you have open, modern spaces, warm interiors and a glowing light that fills the room.
When you walk, the echo of a time long ago follows.