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Our History

1976  Ribadao was established

With the sense of entrepreneurship that characterizes the Tavares family,  Ribadao began with its core business of wood trading and sawmilling and grew rapidly in the wood business sector. This lead to the establishment of a national network of distributors, that supported the further development of Ribamondego, Ribaliz, Ribalva or Ribacentro.


1997 Industrial facility at D.R. Congo

Expanding global operations, Ribadao established Ribacongo SPRL, based in Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo, to oversee and manage access to about 800,000 h forest. This provided an avenue to unusual and unique timber species such as wenge, iroko and sapelli, and simplified the process of supplying raw materials from the African continent to its manufacturing facilities in Santa Comba Dao.


1998  Ribadao’s Distribution Center in Madeira Island

Continuing its strategy of extending the national commercial network, Ribadao established a distribution center in Madeira Island in order to satisfy the business needs of their local customers.


2003  Company Certification by Quality Standard ISO 9001:2000

Aiming for excellence, continuous improvement and the ability to exceed its customers’ expectations, Ribadao embraced global quality standards designed to optimize results through an intelligent organization and find competitive advantages in an efficient manner.


2004  Ribadao’s Expansion of its Industrial Facilities

Responding to the growing needs of domestic and international markets, Ribadão expands its manufacturing facilities in Santa Comba Dao.


2008  Ribadao’s Distribution Center in Lisbon

Ribadão extends its distribution center network to Lisbon trying to reach an important group of businesses in Portugal and adapt to the needs of its customers.


2008  Ribadao’s Expansion of its Production Facilities

With a clear focus on the diversification of its products and to respond to the needs of international markets, Ribadao invested in a new finishing line for wood flooring, expanding the covered manufacturing area to 160,000 square feet.


2009  Ribadao’s new brand “Exotic Skins – Natural Wood Flooring”

Embarking on a company brand strategy, Ribadao creates a unique collection of exotic flooring from South America and Africa. This consolidation of marketing strategy allowed for the development of high-quality product lines for sale at both at a national and international level.


2010  Ribadão Lumber & Flooring, LLC USA

Pursuing its strategy of internationalization, Ribadao establishes its US headquarters in Miami, Florida to meet and more effectively develop the North American market.


2010  New collection of “Exotic Skins” hand scraped flooring 

Ribadao increases its offering in the Exotic Skins collection with the addition of “Hand Scraped Exotic Skins”. The surface is scraped manually before a controlled industrial finish is applied.


2011  New Collection of “Engineered Exotic Skins” by Ribadao

Ribadao expands its exotic offering by adding a new collection of engineered products, proving once again Ribadao’s commitment towards exotic woods.


2013  Ribadao Launches its Wall Covering Collection

Ribadao expands its brand and product offering by releasing a new assortment of exotic wood “Wall Coverings”


2013  Distribution Centers Ribadao Lumber & Flooring, LLC in the U.S.

Ribadao Lumber announces its opening of distribution centers in Miami Florida, Newark, NJ.


2013  New Architectural & Designer collections create RIBADAO DESIGN

Exclusively dedicated to the latest trends and demands of the A&D market, Ribadao Design was formed to promote ecological products and sustainable liveliness at the source. Ribadao Design is made up of the Stravaganza, and Rio Collections.

Proud Members of

NFWA Member

We’ve Been Featured In

Hardwood Floors Magazine
Home and Garden Design Ideas
American Society of Interior Designers
Houzz Recommended

Proudly Chosen By

Chosen by 9/11 Memorial, Banana Republic, Chanel and many more

Ken Ryan, Floor Covering News

"Ribadao Poised To Impact U.S. Market"

DeckPro, Houzz

"It has been wonderful working with and installing Ribadao's floors.
Their products are of the highest quality and sustainably
developed, which is an important aspect for a lot of our clients when
considering what type of flooring to install."

Rogerio Tavares, CEO & Founder - Ribadao

" Our goal is to provide the most unique and elegant line of flooring to
America while promising affordability, service, and professionalism ”