Antique Dalle de Bourgogne French Limestone...the name itself seems regal. Dalle in French means a slab of stone - words that are in fact, humble. However, we are talking France...and it seems the French have the ability to turn humble into regal as witnessed by the magnificence of their Châteaux - specifically throughout Bourgogne. The Château de Châteauneuf is one of these edifices that has forever made French Limestone famous . Built in 1132, the quarried stone, an incredibly hard material, had to be split by hand rather than sawing it into dalle - with textures finished by hand. Protected as an historical monument today, this Château that endured from the One Hunderd Years War to the French Revolution, remains glorious. The Antique Dalle de Bougogne French Limestone is glorious - from it's soft color palette of straw, cream, beige and gray to it's historical patina from centuries of use, one understands now why this humble dalle is in fact, so regal. Antique Dalle de Bourgogne French Limestone is reclaimed from dilapidated Château and Farmhouse throughout Bourgogne, France, dating from the 18th century. First cut is the most valued, for it has it's original 18th Century Patina.
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Why this Floor: Authenticity. Authentic French decor matched with it's incredibly long history. This is the floor one wants if 11th - 18th century France plays a starring role in an important home decor.
Sizes and Thickness: Antique Dalle de Bourgogne comes in random sizes and lengths with 1 1/4" thickneess - installed in a random or Roman pattern. Pavé Tile offers both First and Second Quality Dalle de Bourgogne.
Color and Texture: The colors of Antique Dalle de Bourgogne range from creams to straw and ocher to beige, cafe and gray. The texture of First Quality Antique Dalle de Bourgogne is unmatched in it's authentic patina. The surface is sublime - a leathery satin due to reclaiming these floors from Châteaux and Farmhouses in the Bourgogne Region of France as far back as the 18th Century. The Second cut are dalle cut from the second surface of the Antique Dalle de Bourgogne. The surface remains exquisite however due to advanced stone aging techniques that bestow upon them a magnificent patina as well.
Product Usage: Residential, commercial, in-door and outdoor application (not in freeze/thaw climates). Entry ways, kitchen, dining rooms, great rooms, wine cellars, bathrooms etc.
Installation and Maintenance: Mud set installation. Installation instructions provided upon purchase of floor. Wash with warm water and mild soap. No maintenance. Like French terra cotta tile flooring, French Limestone and French Oak Flooring, Antique Dalle de Bourgogne will continue to patina over the years, adding to it's richness of color and texture.
Special Features: Pavé Tile also offers Antique Dalle de Bourogne Wall Cladding. Using such an historic and regal stone from interior to exterior walls is breathtaking.
Coordinates with: Pairing Pavé Tile's Reclaimed French Limestone - Antique Dalle de Bourgogne with either Pavé's delicate blue and white 17th Century Antiqued Delft Tile, their authentic patterns of Rouen from Cuisine de Monet, the tone-on-tone colors of Pavé's Old World Crackle Wall Tile Collection or the rich colors of Pavé's Villa Raffinato will allow designers numerous possibilities to remain authentically old world European yet expressing it in numerous styles.