Triangulo Hardwood Flooring is the main exporter of tropical wood flooring in Brazil. The biggest advantage of this family-owned company is that it is the only one in the whole country with its own, private and fully certified forest. Company also has a separate entity and a warehouse in the United States — its largest market. Tropical engineered wood flooring from Triangulo is sold to over 40 countries all over the world.
WHY TROPICAL WOOD IS SO SPECIAL?
Tropical hardwood from South America are known for their density and durability. Some wood species are 3-4 times harder than most common ones like oak or cedar and have the same fire rating as concrete or steel. Here is the guideline to the most popular wood species from Brazil:
Jatoba (also known as Brazilian Cherry) — characterised by reddish grain with dark stripes; it’s often used to make cigar boxes and its resin is prized by jewellers
Cumaru (also known as Brazilian Teak) — one of the hardest wood species there is; colour variation goes from light brown to golden
Tigerwood — named after very distinctive orange colour and black grain. Together with the next one on the list give the most extraordinary look that wood flooring can give
Guajuvira (also known as Brazilian Pecan) — not as hard as its other Brazilian counterparts but definitely make up with its look that can be described with only one word — unbelievable
Sucupira — less wild but very elegant; warm look that comes from medium grain and colour palette ranging from light brown to dark chocolate. All above wood species and some more are available in our engineered wood format under Sonora collection.
The knowledge of the peculiarities of the wood, the most important building material and coating throughout the history of humanity and respect for the forest reserves, natural and planted, defined the guidelines of the business activity of Triangulo Hardwood Flooring: “Man and Nature in Harmony”. With this objective, their designs are meant for the responsible production of wood and manufacture of floors whose technology reduces consumption and avoids waste. The company invests in preserving their native reserves, practicing the system of “responsible care” in which the harvest of the species used is selective: only the trees that are removed are moving from adulthood to old age, when the activity of absorption carbon dioxide from the air is reduced by 70%. Triangulo’s reforestation programs in Brazil have reached millions of trees planted. Triangulo carries out research into plantation areas together with specialised institutions, monitoring their evolution, testing new species, and teaching the local communities how to protect the environment.