- story by MaterialDistrict
Bolefloor technology combines wood scanning systems, tailor-made CAD/CAM developments and innovative optimization algorithms for placement software developed by a Finnish engineering automation company and three software companies in cooperation with the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.
Bolefloor scanners’ natural-edge visual identification technology evaluates “imperfections” such as knots and sapwood near the edges or ends so that floors are both beautiful and durable. The optimization technology means savings of the natural resource. Not only is the surface aesthetically appealing, but the innovations allow more floors per forest.
The curved-length flooring meets the true definition of unique: each floorboard is as individual as the tree it came from. No two floors are alike. The floors work in any setting where intimate, natural, and individual interiors are desired. They are available grooved and ungrooved or in a combination of both, including grooved- and ungrooved endjoints. In lighter floors, sapwood stripes are recommended when more vitality is desired for a surface’s mood.
Bolefloors are currently available only in solid oak. Other species will be available beginning summer 2011.