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March 29, 2011

Bole hardwood floors

photo of Bole floor

One of the hallmarks of great architecture is the way it combines the man-made with the natural world it replaces. Think of Fallingwater, or Fay Jones' chapel, or Japanese shoji.

The Dutch company Bolefloor has come up with a method to give any hardwood floor a more natural feel. Their floor-boards are not cut into straight strips like traditional hardwood floors. Rather, they are cut into long sinuous curves that follow the natural grain of the wood. This makes each of their floors unique creation that reflects the way trees actually grow.

The floors are made of oak, and can be stained in a variety of shades. The company is currently looking for dealers and hope to have their floors available in April. Full details at bolefloor.com

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at March 29, 2011 11:33 AM