Torlys Cork Flooring Collections

A Floor With More

Composed of millions of tiny cellular air pockets, cork is an extraordinary insulator, quiet,warm and exceptionally comfortable to walk on. Cork reduces heat loss in rooms, helping to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature - never too hot or too cool. Indoor air quality actually improves with cork flooring. It is also hypo-allergenic and insect resistant. Mites and even termites are repelled due to a naturally occurring substance in cork called Suberin.

Our cork is backed by a precisely engineered high density wood core. This design facilitates dent resistance and surface performance,ensuring durability and great looks for decades. For repairs,removing a plank is easy - even if it’s in the middle of the floor. Cork is an easy way to add warmth and unique expression to your space. And, when you own a cork floor, you will feel good about the environment at the same time! Stunning to behold, warm to the touch, and naturally air-cushioned for quiet and comfort, cork is a floor like no other, gifted with long-life and harmonizing, every day, with nature.

Our Torlys Cork Flooring Collections:

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Nothing Matches Cork

Cork is produced from the bark of the cork oak tree. Cork is a renewable and sustainable resource. There isn't a man-made material that can match cork, nor is one ever likely to take its place. Cork's structure is very similar to a honeycomb; each square centimetre is composed of 40 million cells. These cells, as well as the spaces between them, are filled with a gaseous mixture similar to air. This unique structure and composition creates the three most important characteristics in its application as flooring:

  1. Insulation
  2. Sound Reduction
  3. Elasticity

Primarily harvested within Portugal, cork oak plantations take bark from trees that are 25-30 years old, as only then it is considered a fully grown tree. The manual process of stripping off the bark in sections goes back hundred of years. When the bark is removed, the tree is not damaged and the bark regrows completely, taking on a smoother texture after each harvest. Harvesting only occurs once every nine years and a cork oak can live for 150-200 years, so it can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle.

It is a truly an inexhaustible and natural resource.