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!
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!
The boards can also be used as a wall covering and – when properly treated – even outdoor.
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!
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.
Cold, almost silvered brown - inspired by the river Tungnaá, in Iceland.
Reddish brown - inspired by the river Caño Cristales, in Colombia.