Unlike most salvaged wood on the market, which is cut from old wood construction beams, Exquisite Surfaces' antique French oak is pulled from actual wood flooring installed in French homes and farmhouses. From large country house boards to more refined Parisian small planks, each piece is carefully selected and is typically re-tongued, re-grooved or planed to ease the installation process. Intricate patterns are also fabricated from these salvaged wood planks and can be completely customized. In addition, Exquisite Surfaces offers a full line of authentic finishing products imported from France. These products, along with the techniques used during the salvaging and reconstruction of these antique materials, are meant to conserve and enhance the original look and patina of these truly exquisite surfaces.