A wood floor that cares about the environment

in Sustainable Design

As suggested by the title, today we’re looking at a flooring product that attracted my attention for both a professional and personal reason.

Professionally, I’m very much into eco-friendly design and I’m constantly searching for green products. Personally, I love walking barefoot! ;-) It’s a big element of my "feeling good at home", and even better if the floor feels warm under my feet, which is notably one of the qualities of wood.

Therefore, when I discovered the floorings from Bolefloor I could only fall in love with them!

Close-up of a rustic-looking floor by Bolefloor.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Bolefloor (opened in a new window/tab)

The charm of Bolefloor floorings is not only the fact that they have a curved profile, but is the reason why they do! During production, the curvature that naturally develops while trees grow is left untouched, creating boards that are...well…curved!

This results in absolutely unique floorings that actually tell a story: the story of the trees they come from! And – design-wise – I find that these curvy lines add so much character!

Modern restaurant design with clear wood curved flooring.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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The boards can also be used as a wall covering and – when properly treated – even outdoor.

Total white kitchen design with feature wall covered with Bolefloor curved boards.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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Outdoor dark wood curved flooring.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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Terrace with curved wood flooring.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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Close-up of an outdoor curved flooring by Bolefloor. Close-up of an outdoor curved flooring by Bolefloor.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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Besides giving a final effect that is one-of-a-kind, original and absolutely charming, this production method is also friend to the environment.

Maintaining the natural curve of the tree instead of cutting the board straight reduces raw material scraps by 20%, which means less waste and less trees to be cut down in the end!

Also, all the wood comes from certified forests; another big help to the planet!

Diagram showing the wood saving of curved boards as opposed to standard straight boards.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
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Bolefloor boards come in a wide variety of colours – both muted and dramatic – that are all inspired by a specific river. Below are my favourite:

Warm brown - inspired by the river Khong, in Thailand.

Warm brown colour inspired by the river Khong, in Thailand.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Bolefloor (opened in a new window/tab)

Cold, almost silvered brown - inspired by the river Tungnaá, in Iceland.

Cold brown colour, almost silvered, inspired by the river Tungnaá, in Iceland.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Bolefloor (opened in a new window/tab)

Reddish brown - inspired by the river Caño Cristales, in Colombia.

Reddish colour inspired by the river Caño Cristales, in Colombia.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Bolefloor (opened in a new window/tab)
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Don't be shy, let me know what you think!

On Chris Simpson said:
Wonderful, deeply satisfying, and an obvious way to go, once you've seen it! (Also, keeps you looking again & again at the floor, you'd never tire of it)
On Silvia - DforDesign said:
Hi Chris, thanks so much for your comment!

Absolutely, one could never ever get tired of it! And those curved lines add an organic touch that is really unique!

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