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It’s a TORLYS Floor.

At TORLYS, we understand the importance of protecting our environment. As a CGBC member, we are 100% committed to making our floors as sustainable as possible by fostering good indoor air quality, reducing the use of limited natural resources, and using renewable materials.

Explore our efforts below to find out why you should be proud of your TORLYS floor.

Reduced Footprint Mandate

TORLYS follows a Reduced Footprint Mandate that includes:

  • Meeting or exceeding the world’s strictest Indoor Air Quality standards
  • Contributing to LEED® certification
  • Adhering to environmental principles of reduce, reuse and renew

 

Indoor Air Quality

TORLYS takes IAQ product performance very seriously. We have engineered our products to meet the most stringent environmental standards in the world. Internationally recognized Berkeley Analytical Associates of Richmond, California conducted independent IAQ product testing using the State of California Department of Health Services Standard Practice, referred to as California Section 01350.

The purpose of product testing under Section 01350 is to reduce and limit emissions of airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with documented chronic health effects in new and renovated buildings. Berkeley Analytical Associates also tested formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds in air, based on standard test methods developed by ASTM Method D-5197. Lab results are available on request.

LEED® Certification

TORLYS products contribute to LEED® credits in new construction, commercial interiors and existing buildings in three categories:

  1. Materials and resources
  2. Indoor environmental quality
  3. Innovation and design process

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Reduce

At TORLYS, we use recycled resources to create long-lasting flooring.

  • Our cork floors and attached CorkPlus BLUE underlay come from 100% recycled cork
  • We use 100% recycled leather for our leather floors, a process that which reclaims and recycles leather from belts, purses, jackets, and shoes.
  • Our laminate floors contain up to 70% recycled wood, plus, their extremely durable construction is long-lasting, requiring less replacement and less material in the long run.
  • We produce thirty times more hardwood flooring from a single tree than 3/4” solid hardwood.

Reuse

We’ve created our products to be easily reusable, resulting in less production and more money in your pocket.

Reuse your TORLYS floors with these innovations:

  • The TORLYS BullDog Easy Plank Replacer is a unique innovation that is exclusive to TORLYS and allows you to replace a single damaged plank with ease.
  • The Uniclic® joint eliminates the need for glue or nails. For residential installations, the entire floor can be reused up to three times without harming the joint or the adjoining surfaces. See our warranty for details.

Renew

Renew your TORLYS flooring to get the best use of your floors without sacrificing their beauty. Following our maintenance guidelines will help you rejuvenate the look of your TORLYS flooring for years to come.

  • Uniclic® joints that fit with industry-leading tightness and allow for easy replacement with the Bulldog Tool
  • Our TORLYS Natural Glow® Eco-Friendly Cleaning Kit is biodegradable, doesn’t contain any VOCs, and is fragrance-free
  • TORLYS Touch up Kits for minor scratches

For a renewable hardwood option, consider our TORLYS SuperSolid Hardwood collection. All lines are guaranteed to be re-sandable up to four times.

FSC® Certified Flooring

All TORLYS Cork Floors are Forest Stewardship Council® certified, ensuring the wood used in the manufacturing of these floors comes from responsibly managed forests.

COC Commitment Statement
FSC Certificate
PEFC Certificate
SFI Certificate

CorkPlus BLUE Innovation

TORLYS CorkPlus BLUE underlay is a renewable resource designed with unique environmental innovations including Microban® antimicrobial protection built in for added protection against mold and mildew.

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“We reduce the amount of resources needed to make our products by using recycled cork, leather and wood, and offering floors that are FSC® Certified from responsibly managed forests. At TORLYS, we’re dedicated to creating a smaller footprint and encourage everyone to do the same – especially when looking at flooring.” 

- Peter Barretto, CEO and President


How do TORLYS Cleaning Products perform?


TORLYS standard cleaning products are biodegradable and use naturally sourced hard water conditioners. In keeping with TORLYS corporate commitment to continuously improve its product line, we have introduced a new cleaning product that maintains the above characteristics and goes even further.

Our new cleaning product:

  • Is fragrance-free and low odour (compliant with guideline CCD-146 for Hardsurface Cleaners, one of the most stringent green requirements in North America)
  • Uses only food grade dyes (also compliant with guideline CCD-146)
  • Provides even less residue with a new formula that uses a microfibre cloth to its fullest extent in removing soil
  • Contains no Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE)
  • Contains no Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
  • Contains no Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Is readily biodegradable, and has low aquatic toxicity properties