SAN DIEGO—DuChateau Floors feature antique reproduction hard wax oil floors that reflect styles from centuries ago. Polyurethane, acrylic, and aluminum oxide finished floors have become so standard in the United States and Canada that many people don’t realize they have another option—a hard wax oil wood floor, a repairable floor finish used in Europe’s most famous museums and buildings.
Using all FSC-certified wood, eight hand-crafted collections from renewable hardwoods are available; Chateau, Vernal, Riverstone, Terra, Fine Sawn, Atelier, New Classics, and Palais. These collections feature long-length, wide-plank or parquet patterned floors that have been hand scraped, smoked, and/or wire-brushed.
Pure hard wax oil penetrates into wood fibers and protects from within. This environmentally friendly, zero-VOC, preservative-free, unique lustrous finish maximizes the wood’s natural character and beauty, and gains a rich patina and refinement as it ages. Natural ingredients in DuChateau Hard wax Oil include; sunflower, soybean and thistle oil, combined with natural waxes carnauba and canella. It also contains tiny silicone dioxide (glass) beads, which make the floor more resilient and lustrous and benzene-free, low-odor mineral spirits.
Unlike with polyurethane or aluminum oxide finishes, DuChateau Hard Wax Oil natural finish allows easy spot repairs. There’s no need to strip the whole floor or even to remove old hard wax oil. For repairs, just lightly sand the damaged area along its grain and buff with maintenance oil.
For more information, please visit the company’s website at duchateaufloors.com.