DuChateau Atelier Series. The base color of Burnt Oak is a dark charcoal. The name is a direct description of how this floor is produced. After an aggressive torching of the raw European Oak material, each plank is then cooled with water. Next a wire brush texture is applied, exposing the grain pattern which softens the overall look of this dark floor, while bringing out lighter brown tones. A final application of natural oils enhances the visual giving a nice balance between the warmth of the browns from the natural oak and the coolness of the burnt charcoal from the torching.