The DuChateau Riverstone Collection floors have a style all their own with a look that very easily combines modern with rustic designs. The result is hardwood flooring that is as inspiring as it is original looking. The DuChateau Riverstone Collection is a step forward in hand-sculpted hardwood that works with all kinds of interiors. The planks have a great combination of natural distressing and raised knots that give the floor an organic feel underfoot.
There are four styles in the Riverstone Collection, the lighter tones of Danube, the blue-gray Thames, the icy-gray of Olde Grey and the warm natural colors of Seine. All of the Riverstone Collection floors have the same basic construction of a European Oak species hardwood floor and have a hand-sculpted pillowed bevel surface treatment. Like all DuChateau floors, it is an engineered floor and uses a Hard-Wax Oil for the surface instead of a chemical polyurethane finish.
The Riverstone Collection flooring has a Janka rating of 1360. The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball’s diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine whether a species is suitable for use as flooring. Floors in the Riverstone Collection are suitable to use with radiant heating and can be installed with a variety of methods ranging from glue-down, nail-down, staple to floating floor. All hardwoods in the Riverstone Collection come with a Lifetime Structural, 25-Year residential finish, and 3-Year commercial finish warranty. Although custom sizes are available the common construction specs for these planks have an overall thickness of 5/8″, a top layer thickness of 1/6″, length of 72″ and width of 7-7/16″. These come with a 3-ply construction.
The engineered wood for the Riverstone Collection is straight, long grain from trees cut from large stands. The wood’s texture is coarse and characterized by open pores. Wood harvested from the northeastern areas of the species’ distribution zone tends to be denser and tougher while wood from the central regions tends to be straighter and more uniform.
Remember, the DuChateau Riverstone Collection hardwood floors feature natural distressing and raised knots giving the floors a raw and organic contour that feels comforting beneath the feet. If you prefer minimal knots and cracks, please see DuChateau’s selection of select grade floors, which keep to a smooth, even, modern surface without any distressing.
Engineered floors use the same wear layer as solid hardwood flooring and wood from a different species for the substrate, helping to conserve important natural resources, using a quarter of the trees of solid hardwood and incorporating other species that are easily renewable. As a major proponent of sustainability, DuChateau is committed to the environment and ensuring its future. DuChateau wood products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Standard (FSC®). Also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, all DuChateau wood products contribute to LEED credits.Today, DuChateau is appreciated by some of the most well-respected brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Trump Properties, Augusta National Golf Club, Ian Schrager hotels, and Whole Foods.
As you can tell, the DuChateau hardwood floor line is one that you really should consult with the flooring experts at American Carpet Wholesalers of Georgia about. These floors are available to view at the ACWG online gallery and when you find the styles you would like to discuss, call 1 (800) 548-2706. American Carpet Wholesalers expert staff can ensure you get the best flooring at the best price available when you call.