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.
While you’re looking for the perfect Rustic style flooring for your space, you come across term “reclaimed” throughout your search. What is a “reclaimed wood floor” you may wonder? Here’s everything you need to know about reclaimed wood.
The Journey of Curating Historic French White Oak by Khayeri Flooring
Rich in history, reclaimed wood is wood that has been used for buildings and structures from the 18th to the early 20th century. Reclaimed wood is recycled and reused to meet today’s ever-growing need for sustainable and eco-friendly solutions.
Today’s reclaimed wood emerges from a time when wood was in abundance, both in North America and Europe, and was used as a principal building material.
The preservation of our beautiful environment is what the Khayeri Flooring brand stands for. Khayeri’s use of reclaimed wood is just one of the many sustainable initiatives we have implemented into our practices.
Reclaimed harwood floors have become a growing popular, and luxurious rustic design element used for commercial spaces. Aged reclaimed wood is very durable and is particularly suitable for high-traffic areas due its tight grain. This makes the material more resistant and hard-wearing, than newly harvested wood.
A reclaimed wooden floor makes a bold and luxurious statement. As well as demonstrates immaculate taste and a love for the natural character of wood. Not only does it exude great taste in design, but it also shows your commitment to environmental matters.
Worship the ground you walk in and enjoy modern luxury while embracing cherished history in your design with Khayeri Flooring.
Seeing is truly believing with Khayeri Flooring. Discover, feel, and experience true artisanal craftsmanship behind our Chateau collection.
The khayeri difference
Whether it’s ash or French White Oak, every herringbone, chevron, or wide plank of Khayeri engineered hardwood flooring is the result of artisanal design and precision craftsmanship. 100% European-made and supported by Baltic Marine Birch, or an acoustic underlay, it blends effortlessly with any style from classic to contemporary and is built to withstand a variety of harsh climates.