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Atelier Series

Golden Hour

Atelier Series

Golden Hour

At DUCHATEAU we have perfected a signature weathered look in our Atelier line. Golden Hour is a warm brown, evocative of that final glimpse of the setting sun. A color that has a richness to give it vibrancy and depth, blending darks to avoid going too orange.   

High Variation
One of the characteristics of an extraordinary floor is the variation from plank to plank, which makes your space come alive.  The individual tannins in each board along with the time of year it is produced all add to this natural beauty.  You should expect this variation in each Atelier floor.  Take a look using our Visualizer.

Depth and Richness
Our proprietary techniques are used to manipulate and enrich the wood from within to create colors with extraordinary depth and richness. The various reactive processes are meticulously applied to every plank which elicits a uniquely Atelier response from the wood. Every Atelier floor tells a story all its own.

Unlike urethane finishes, our finishes allow the wood to breathe. They create beautiful matte finishes and offer a lifetime of enjoyment when maintained properly.  Our finishes also allow easy spot treatments if needed to keep your floor looking amazing.

The tannins in our planks continue to evolve and change. As your Atelier floor ages, it will become richer in color and develop a natural patina that is unique to your floor. Like a fine wine, it improves with age.

Updated color previously called Dawn.




European Oak


Aged Character




UV Oil


5/8” (16 mm)

Installation Methods

Glue-Down, Nail/Staple with Glue-Assist, or Floating**

Surface Treatment


Top Layer

4 mm*


7-1/2″ (190 mm), 9 1/2″ (240 mm)


Random length up to 96-1/2″ (2450 mm)

Radiant Heating



Limited Lifetime Structural Integrity, 25-year Residential Surface finish, 3-year Commercial Surface Finish


7-1/2″: 20.04 sq ft.,

9-1/2″: 25.32 sq ft.

Hardwood Available Trims

Stairnose, Reducer, Threshold, T-Mold, Squarenose

Specification Notes

Note: All measurements are nominal.
*Nominal top layer thickness measured prior to finishing processes.
Finishing processes such as wire–brushing will affect the overall thickness.
**Flooring with plank widths above 7-1/2” cannot be floated.