Wood Floor Covering

This wood floor covering from Ruckstuhl is gorgeous but I’m not sure of it’s real world applications. Bamboo floor mats are great because they are durable and light but “oiled-oak” doesn’t sound too appealing. The polyurethane added may be the special ingredient that makes these floor coverings work.
[via Materialicious]

We also love the coir and sisal floor coverings.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • http://materialicio.us Justin Anthony

    What they mean by ‘oiled’ is nothing more than a linseed-based oil that dries to a hard, durable finish (and smells good, too). It’s perfectly all right to walk on it. Just don’t use any oils that have petroleum by-products in them (like Watco).