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For more than 30 years, innovation has been in our DNA.

TORLYS has been creating innovative products and technologies since it was founded in 1988. Starting off as a pioneer in floating floors, we now have numerous one-of-a-kind TORLYS products including our 2018 RigidWoodTM and CorkPlusTM BLUE innovations brought to you by TORLYS Innovation Lab.

Watch this video to see our many innovations created over the last 30 years.

Brands of Excellence and Innovation

The TORLYS Story

From Then to Now

Fernando Luz and Anibal Claudino founded TORLYS in 1988 with the mission to provide better flooring solutions. The company’s name, TORLYS, derives from Toronto (TOR), where the company was founded, and Lisbon (LYS) because the two founders are Portuguese. In 1991, current President, Peter Barretto, joined the company, and TORLYS changed its focus from being a broad-based regional building materials and flooring supplier to becoming an international flooring distribution specialist. Since then, it has grown into one of the fastest-growing flooring companies in Canada, known for its innovative, one-of-a-kind products and its specialization in beautiful, easy to maintain, smart and green flooring.

"We are committed to creating the most beautiful and practical floors available but not at the expense of the environment."

~ Peter Barretto, CEO and President

At TORLYS, we believe protecting our environment is more crucial today than ever before.

We believe we can make a difference.


Our floors are 100% committed to:

  • Fostering good indoor air quality.
  • Reducing waste and protecting the environment.
  • Decreasing the use of limited natural resources.
  • Using renewable resources.
  • Being long-lasting.


Visit our Safe & Sustainable page for more information.