Your Guide to Wood Flooring


Interior designers often look at various ways to make use of space and natural materials. Wood is often a top consideration for furniture, and lately more and more as a consideration for flooring. The ability of wood flooring to create instant warmth, to make any space welcoming and to suit many design styles, makes it popular amongst many interior designers. If you are new to wood flooring, here is a handy guide to talk you through and various options together with high quality images Read more [...]
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Concrete Art by Transparent House

Transparent House created a way to refine a popular element of contemporary interior design such as polished concrete flooring. The design concept allows for application of any pattern to the surface either when pouring or afterwards when the concrete has set. The fine floral ornament promotes the clean and simple character of the space while adding a touch of warm and live contrast and highlighting the cold austerity of the material. Read more [...]
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Material Database by Raw

Need some help choosing materials? Try Raw’s material database, it’s totally free. They inform designers, architects, product developers and producers about new as well as traditional materials and means of production. Raw is constantly updating it with new inspiring materials and production techniques. They also run a free magazine called Ravara. Read more [...]
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Litracon: light-transmitting concrete

Litracon, invented by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi, presents the phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of a widely applicable new building material. Litracon is a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks and panels. Due to the small size of the fibers, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. The glass fibers lead light by points between the two sides of Read more [...]
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A Unique Acoustic Ceiling

In a small New York restaurant called Tides, LTL Architects explored different configurations of bamboo. The ceiling is formed by over 110,000 bamboo skewers embedded into a bach-lit acoustical ceiling. The skewers are composed to produce a topographical effect, evoking sea grass. Read more [...]
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Bio Glass

Bio Glass from Coverings Etc consists of 100% recycled glass. The color depend on recycled components, and can be used on floors, walls and countertops. The material is 20-23 milimeters thick and in a maximun panel size of 2,8 x 1,25 meters. Via apartment therapy Read more [...]
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Paper Bridge by Shigeru Ban

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, known for his eco-friendly lightweight materials, lifted the veil on a paper bridge over the Gardon River in southern France. Shigeru’s cardboard-tube structure is strong enough to carry 20 people at the time and will be open to the public for three more weeks, before it is dismantled for the rainy season. Weighing 7.5 tonnes, the bridge in made from 281 cardboard tubes, each 11.5 centimeters across and 11.9 millimeters thick. The steps are recycled paper Read more [...]
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Acoustic Design by Offecct

Flo by Karim Rashid The Swedish company Offecct is now focusing on acoustic design. In contemporary architecture, spaces are often created in hard materials like glass, concrete and wood, which can lead to high sound volumes and problems with acoustics. That is why Offecct is focusing heavily on acoustic design panels. To follow up on the success of the SoundWave panel collection, Offecct gave some international designers the task of designing their own personal panels. The panels are flexible, Read more [...]
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