The initial step is a fuming of the raw material. This darkens the wood before any coloring is done. Then the predominant pigment applied is a cool white. This combination produces a soft grey/white floor with slight warm oak tones that show through. If you are looking for a light color that speaks of elegance and sophistication, you have found it.
Each Atelier board is a work of art, lovingly created by our master craftsmen at our workshop in California.
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 oil finishes allow the wood to breathe. They create beautiful matte finishes and offer a lifetime of enjoyment when maintained properly. Oil 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.
* Nominal top layer thickness measured prior to finishing processes. Finishing processes such as wire brushing will affect the overall thickness.
** Starter boards may be included.
***Custom mouldings available upon request.