The story of our Reims Antique Oak

Reims is a city rich in medieval and modern history.

It was the traditional site of the crowning of the kings of France and where Germany offered an unconditional surrender at the end of World War II. Throughout the streets, there is narrative on every corner.

It is also home to some of the world’s most renowned champagne producers, which is where this wood floor begins its lifecycle.

Above the plains of Champagne, vast forests provided the history-steeped wood which we were privileged to obtain.

Reims is Antique Oak that was extracted from outbuildings of an old chateau in the city, bearing witness to centuries of use, capturing tales of the past within its wide grain pattern and natural imperfections.

The rich, dark, antique oak has now been sympathetically restored while retaining characteristic nail holes, pit saw marks and natural movement that make this timber unlike anything the manmade world can offer.

We’ve taken nothing away from the natural aged patina and time worn edges of these quarter sawn boards either, meaning they can add a quiet confidence to any project they are used in, laying your surfaces with character and individuality.

French oak of this kind is as rare as they come, and due to its exclusivity, it’s in high demand, so be sure to get in touch to hear more about the intricate tales this wood holds.