December 5, 2012 – San Diego, California – DuChateau® Floors received the Interior Design “Best of Year Award” for the Heritage Timber Edition™ hardwood flooring product that was introduced to the market in the first part of the year.
Interior Design is a magazine for the interior design professional marketplace. Products eligible for the publication’s “Best of Year Awards” were introduced to the market between September 2011 and August 2012. Finalists were selected by an online panel of interior designers and architects, and the winners were chosen by the editor in chief along with a jury of industry design leaders. The awards were announced during a celebration in New York City on November 29.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award for our Heritage Timber Edition™, and will continue to develop new styles to keep artistry and innovation foremost for our company.” Says Co-Founder and CEO, Misael Tagle.
The Heritage Timber Edition™ is a hardwood flooring collection that replicates the patina of reclaimed distressed building materials. The original character of recycled wood is celebrated with artfully distressed surface scrapes, nail holes, notches, and saw kerf marks reminiscent of salvaged textures. The Heritage Timber Edition™ embraces warm browns and weathered grays to give this flooring a luxurious timeworn look.
The FSC®-Certified collection is available in Chalk, Coal, Lintel, Slat and Trestle. Combining old world craftsmanship with luxurious modern design, The Heritage Timber Edition™ is suitable for interior commercial, retail and residential flooring, ceiling and wall panel applications. The FSC® European white oak planks are 7-7/16” wide, but have a random-width appearance due to the antique surface quality. The flooring is tongue and groove for easy installation and engineered for added stability.
As with all DuChateau® Floors, The Heritage Timber Edition™ utilizes an environmentally friendly hard-wax oil finish offering excellent durability and renewability while penetrating deep into wood fibers and protecting from within. This environmentally friendly, ultra-low VOC, preservative-free, unique lustrous finish maximizes the wood’s natural character and beauty. Natural ingredients 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, lustrous and benzene-free.