BR-111’s Tiete Chestnut is imported from Brazil and is twice as durable and easier to source than its domestic counterpart. The 5/16" exotic engineered flooring is less than half the cost of solid chestnut flooring of the same width, according to the company. The eco-friendly harvested flooring can be installed using a glue-down or floating procedure and a complete line of moldings is available. Tiete Chestnut is also offered in 3" and 61/4" widths and 3/8" and 1/2" thicknesses. br111.com
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