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California Classics

California Classics is located right here in the bay area! This San Francisco based hardwood flooring company has taken the elegance and beauty of traditional woodworking and created modern works of art. At Van Briggle Floors, we share the same passion for traditional techniques and modern elegance.

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Popular Collections

  • Mediterranean Collection
  • Cezanne Collection
  • Reclamation Collection

About California Classics

One plank at a time, one detail at a time, the work of artisans meets the style of fashion-forward interior designers. This is the essence of California Classics premium hardwood in every detail except the price. Unlike any other modern manufacturer, California Classics prepares its floors in the old Italian tradition, from uncompromising source wood selection to the final floor finish. They are painstakingly handcrafted by trained hardwood floor artisans, yet priced affordably enough for those who appreciate fine quality without overpaying for it.

Mediterranean Collection

The Mediterranean Collection is the best selling collection created by California Classics not only because of its appeal but because of its excellence. Each board is hand scraped and wire brushed giving them an antique wear and tear look while enhancing the natural character.

Using the time-honored technique of “double smoking” and a dual hand staining process, these skilled hardwood craftsmen create the appearance of natural aging and intensify the grain and undertones of the white oak.

Character Grade

French White Oak
Hand Scraped & Wire Brushing
Matte Aluminum Oxide Finish

Engineered

Thickness: 9/16” with a 4mm Wear Layer
Width: 8”
Length: Random Length to 6’

Cezanne Collection

Ultra-High Definition has finally come to hardwoods with Cezanne. An unprecedented clarity to the natural wood grain is achieved through an 8 coats Bona super low gloss finish, which also seals and protects. There is even more, with exquisite color variations between planks that are elegantly wire brushed to perfection.

The depth and richness of color here is pronounced and made possible by a smoking and antiquing process in the hands of artisans. This collection features longer and wider planks to accentuation the colors and natural beauty of wood.

Character Grade

French White Oak
Hand Scraped & Wire Brushing
Ultra-Transparent Bona Urethane Finish

Engineered

Thickness: 1/2” with a 2mm Wear Layer
Width: 7½”
Length: Random Length to 6’

Reclamation Collection

Heritage. Simplicity. Grace. The latest look in hardwood is a mirror held up to the timeless beauty of the past, Thanks to the Reclamation Hardwood Collection. Just as the reclaimed look has reinvented everything from furnishings to ceiling beams, now it can enliven the rooms of your home.

These stunning floors are brought to life by mesmerizing color variations that play across natural oak surfaces – contrasting areas of lights & darks conspiring with the wood’s natural grain to add visual intrigue. As different lighting plays upon it, the look is made new again, never getting old even while looking aged.

Character Grade

French White Oak
Distinct Saw Marks
Bona Advanced Super Low Gloss Finish

Engineered

Thickness: 9/16” with a 4mm Wear Layer
Width: Random Widths 3.5”, 4.9”, 6.3”
Length: Random Length to 5’

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