TORLYS Inc. has introduced TerraWood hybrid floors to retailers across Canada. TORLYS TerraWood is an eco-friendly hybrid wood floor, made in Germany and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified with a blend of softwood and hardwoods melded into a durable, dent-resistant wood plank, according to the company. A new 14-step patented color integration process fuses color directly onto the plank creating the look and feel of hardwood but the wear and fade resistance of laminate, the company said.

TORLYS TerraWood hybrid floors are available in 10 styles of classic domestic and exotic wood looks such as Rocky Mountain Oak, Blackcomb Walnut and Kinabalu Teak. TORLYS TerraWood comes in smooth or gently textured surfaces in three lengths (51”; 30-3/4”; 20” length x 4” width x 1/2” thickness). Each plank is backed with TORLYS CorkPlus attached cork underlay for warmth and comfort, and features Microban antimicrobial protection to help eliminate mold and mildew growth.

The TORLYS smart finish on TerraWood™ is made of a tough aluminum oxide urethane finish for an AC3 type wear resistance. Included with purchase is a 30-year wear and fade warranty and a limited lifetime no-gapping warranty. This floor can be moved up to two times under warranty and TORLYS offers a trade-in value on a future TORLYS purchase.

“Specialty retailers tell us constantly that they want to sell differentiated products, products that aren’t available in big box or low-end discounters”, said Peter Barretto, president and CEO. “We believe TORLYS TerraWood fufills this need as it is a unique product for consumers who want the look and beauty of hardwood and the durability of laminate at an affordable price. We’ve engineered added features into this hybrid floor – it’s FSC certified, CARB compliant, 100% of the log is used in the production process and it’s made with only natural resins, with no added formaldehyde.”

TORLYS smart floors has also introduced TORLYS Threshold Low Profile Moulding, a new 2 mm T-molding for smoother transitions without speed bumps when adjoining floors of identical height. TORLYS TerraWood and TORLYS Threshold will be available at select retailers across Canada in June 2012.