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Wooden flooring is timeless in our opinion. Carpet may flit in and out of fashion but a quality wood floor looks great in most design circumstances, however, we will freely admit that a dark wood floor is hardly original. How about creating the dark wood effect but doing so with an utterly innovative design and a material not oft used? Yeah, that sounds more like it.

Ting architects working out of London took old leather belts, cleaned and treated them, cut them to the same size, and used a water based glue to hold them together. The result is the Recycled Leather Belt Flooring ($75 per square foot).

This amazing looking floor has the effect of dark wood but is actually leather and we suspect feels soft under foot too. This is one of the most unique affordable design ideas we have seen in some time.

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