TORLYS Signs Agreement with Microban

Apr 08, 2016

TORONTO, January 15, 2016 – TORLYS today announced the signing of a category exclusive partnership with Microban International for North America – to include Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection in the production of its EverWood and EverTile luxury vinyl floors. Microban is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection. A non-exclusive licensing agreement is also in place for EverWood and EverTile in Europe.

Floors in moisture-prone areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements, can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew, a serious household problem that affects more than one million homes in North America; adversely affecting a home’s value.

On unprotected surfaces, mold and mildew grows rapidly. It has become a bigger problem in homes, especially as we make our homes more air-tight. All it needs to multiply is a food source, moisture, warmth, and time.

“TORLYS has created an innovative solution to help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew at the floor level,” said Peter Barretto, President and CEO of TORLYS. “EverWood and EverTile Elite and Premier luxury vinyl floors will now have Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection built in to our patented CorkPlus attached underlay. This is a breakthrough technology for interior environments - residential and commercial - that will last for the life of the floor.”

“Microban specializes in helping companies implement fresher, cleaner, longer-lasting products and the integration of their technology into our EverWood and EverTile luxury vinyl flooring products seemed like a natural fit. Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection is a proven inhibitor of mold and mildew on a continuous basis. It will provide partners with peace of mind knowing that their floors will carry this protection for the life of their floor, “ said Barretto.

For more information on TORLYS EverWood and EverTile luxury vinyl floors with Microban antimicrobial product protection, visit torlys.com.

About TORLYS

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, TORLYS is a fast expanding global flooring company that specializes in beautiful, responsible flooring. TORLYS smart floors use the patented Uniclic® joint to create an extensive selection of re-usable flooring in leather, hardwood, laminate, cork, EverWood and EverTile luxury vinyl floors. TORLYS sister brands to TORLYS smart floors include TORLYS SuperSolid Hardwood and Marquee Floors by TORLYS. For more information on TORLYS products, visit www.torlys.com.

For further information, contact:

Brian Gencher, TORLYS

(o): (905) 696-2380, (c): (416) 220-2859

Email: brian.gencher@torlys.com

About Microban

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. The Microban® brand is an important consumer Trustmark for effective and long lasting antimicrobial product protection. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact us today!