In nature, there is no such thing as a right angle or a straight edge. Yet, when it comes to products, people persistently try to square off the curves, to correct the imperfections - because it's easier and cheaper, and the products they create will fit with all the other squared-off things in their lives.
The opposite applies for Bole, the producer of naturally curved hardwood floors, decking and tables. Every single board tells the story of that particular tree; to Bole, they tell the tale of unimpeded growth, a yearning for life that surmounts all hardships. The result is something that all living beings can relate to: a complex series of twists and turns, of respites and afflictions that mirror life itself.
Bringing the beauty of wilderness into modern life without squaring it off is a difficult job, but the specialists at Bole have created an appropriate set of tools. The patented LiveEdge process manages and tracks each board from its raw-lumber stage through to the final installation, allowing designers to preserve the natural curves of the wood, minimising waste and giving a unique look to every floor. Not only is the product aesthetically pleasing, but Bole's optimisation technology gives us opportunity to take less from the forests and thereby maintain a small ecological footprint.
No two pieces from Bole are the same, each design is tailor-made to the customer's request and test assembled at least twice to ensure the highest quality and a perfect match. The finishing options range from the subtlest tints to the most vibrant of flairs, all named after great rivers that feed the earth around them. Bolefloors are available in oak, walnut, cherry, ash and thermo ash, with an additional choice of quality grading to cater to the customer's specific tastes.
Bolefloor technology combines wood-scanning systems, tailormade CAD/CAM developments and innovative optimisation algorithms for placement software developed with the help of the Tallinn Institute of Cybernetics, and several Estonian and Finnish software and process development companies.
The LiveEdge technology allows Bole to stand out from other floors and lend a touch of its finesse to other elements in a home, as well. Boleform takes the company's expertise in flooring and uses it on smaller surfaces to create additional subtle accents in the interior. This culminates in beautifully crafted, custom-made tables that unite functionality with impeccable taste, combining either oak with a walnut inlay or walnut with a maple inlay. The company also takes a step outside with Boledeck Thermo Ash decking that extends the interior onto the deck or any other outdoor area.
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