Our company is a family owned business in its fourth generation. Rivafloors origin goes back to 1937, when a little workshop in the north of Spain started to create European floors with a purpose, to achieve elegance, design and exclusivity in a long lasting, high quality wood floor.
1937, during the Spanish civil war, Antonio was making a living off a little bakery, when he started to trade bread for pine logs with a local man in Ourense, North of Spain. Eight years later, the bakery would be replaced by a sawmill.
Antonio would soon bring his son, Antonio Jr into the picture, who was trusted with a good amount of money to purchase a truck to further develop the business, on his way to Vigo he stopped for lunch and was convinced to purchase a piece of land instead, he did so and returned with no money or truck, forcing the whole business and family to move to Vigo, home of one of the most important harbors in the world, this strategic location and the liberalism of the moment were key to a new successful line: exotic and tropical woods from Africa.
With the arrival of the 3rd generation of the family, the first engineering wood flooring factory in Spain is created. After a few years in the sector, it becomes the first company to sell European engineering wood floors in the USA. UU. With the increase in sales in the US, they acquire 2 factories for logging - Nashville-Tennessee and Mobile-Alabama. In 2001, with the rise of the construction sector, the world's largest wood flooring factory was founded. Between 2005 and 2008, annual production exceeds 50 million square feet, consolidating itself as one of the factories with the world's largest production.
With the arrival of the 4th generation in 2014, the model changed. The production process shifts from large volumes and medium range towards lower volumes of the highest quality. New machinery, highly qualified human resources and process automation take the wooden floors manufactured in Vigo to a new dimension. In January 2018, Rivafloors is created to embody tradition and elegance in a product of the highest quality.