How Are Torlys Smart Floors Environmentally Friendly?


Indoor Air Quality

Torlys patented Uniclic® joint creates a floor that is remarkably easy to install, reducing installation time by up to 50% when compared to non-floating flooring with no mess and no hazards. And with Torlys Prefinished floating flooring, there are no chemical glues, no nails, no finishing on site, no sanding and no sawdust.

Plus, Torlys Smart Floors contain no harmful VOC's.

LEED® Eligible & CARB2 Compliant

Torlys Smart Floors are designed to last for generations, and their smart design and engineering practices help sustain a healthy environment inside and out. Whether you choose engineered hardwood, leather flooring, laminate, wide plank vinyl or cork plank flooring, all Torlys flooring styles meet, or exceed California's Indoor Air Quality Standards (CARB2, Section 0135) - which are among the most stringent for indoor air quality in the world.

Reduced Footprint Mandate

Torlys flooring can also contribute to LEED credits for materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design process. This can be applied to LEED for New Construction, LEED for Commercial Interiors and LEED for Existing Buildings. Wide Plank Cork flooring from Torlys is also FSC certified.

As a manufacturer, Torlys creates floors that reduces the carbon footprint by following a Reduced Footprint Mandate. For example, when compared to the amount of flooring that can be created from one tree, to make solid wood flooring, Torlys can create up to 30 times more hardwood flooring from that same tree because of an advanced manufacturing process. Most of Torlys Smart Floors are also made with all, or a portion of, recycled content.

  • Torlys revolutionary CorkPlus® backing which is made from 100% recycled cork so cork oak trees remain undamaged.
  • Torlys Leather flooring is made with 100% recycled leather from reclaimed belts, purses, jackets and shoes, to create visually stunning and luxurious wide plank leather flooring.
  • Torlys Wide Plank Laminate flooring is made from 79% recycled wood.
  • Torlys is also the only floating flooring designed with Microban®to prevent the formation of mold and mildew, for superior indoor air health quality.

Care, Maintenance & Repair

When it comes to flooring, you want flooring that is going to be durable and beautiful but also easy to clean, care for and repair when life happens. Torlys Smart Floors are dent and stain resistant, which makes them perfect for busy homes or commercial spaces.

Some floors are even waterproof! When something does happen to damage your floor - don't replace it - just replace the board that is damaged. Use Torlys' revolutionary Bulldog Tool to easily repair a damaged board in no time at all.

And keep your flooring looking beautiful with an eco-friendly care and maintenance kit which is fragrance free, biodegradable and has no VOC's - just like the floors!