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Brands of Excellence and Innovation

For over 35 years, innovation has been in our DNA.

Since our founding in 1988, TORLYS has been creating and delivering innovative flooring solutions to homeowners, builders, and property managers, using the latest technologies. Starting off as a pioneer in floating floors, TORLYS has grown and now has numerous unique & exclusive products. Be a part of the flooring revolution with TORLYS.

Read about our milestone celebration here.

The TORLYS Story

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.

What we stand for is “CLEIR”

  • Commitment – We persevere to consistently achieve high performance product & services standards.
  • Longevity – Our decisions always reflect our long-term strategies.
  • Entrepreneurship – Risk & innovation are a way of life.
  • Improvement – We believe in Constant Never Ending Improvement (CNEI).
  • Respect – We are a people focused company based on respect for one another.

We believe we can make a difference.

TORLYS wants to inspire the world to rethink flooring. 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.

Learn more about our commitment to Sustainability HERE.

“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

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