Tauri, also known as Brazilian oak, is becoming increasingly popular as flooring in Brazil, says Thiago Barros of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based Parquet Nobre. Barros says 80% of the flooring he installs is solid and originates from timber in the northern part of Brazil. Located in the Southeast city of Rio de Janeiro, Barros maintains a large storage of wooden slabs he can mill and install over concrete, which is the standard subfloor in the country. “In Brazil, 99% of the subflooring is concrete or cement,” Barros says.
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