Thursday, March 4, 2010


It began in the rolling hills of Napa Valley. At the intersection of wine country and ecological ingenuity, interior designers found a new way to reuse wine barrels. The reclaimed oak became furniture, home accessories, and truly unique hardwood floors. The look is a strikingly original interpretation of vintage style. Armstrong was inspired by this extraordinary style and have made it more widely available. They begin with solid 2-1/4" strips of premium rift and quartered oak - the same material coopers use to make fine wine barrels. Armstrong has painstakingly reconstructed every detail of the original barrel floors, complete with Vintner's marks burned into random strips and authentic cooperage stamps. They apply a deep color wash to enhance the grain and give the wood an aged appearance. This interplay between color and texture make Barrel Creek a three-dimensional sensory experience. Finally, the floor receives their highest quality urethane finish to protect its unique look. Whether you are a wine aficionado, a vintage design enthusiast, or just love truly original home decor, Barrel Creek is a unique way to bring a touch of wine country ambiance into your home.

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