Leather – it’s not just used for jackets, belts and shoes! How about your floors? A leather floor installation creates its own unique environment; it exudes elegance, sophistication and unashamed luxury. Back in the day, leather flooring could be found in high end designer showrooms retailing for $100-$200 per square foot, available to a very exclusive market. Today, Torlys (a Toronto based flooring company) has made available a beautiful assortment of leather flooring in plank (7 5/8” wide x 45 7/8″ long x 3/8” thick) and tile format (15 1/4” wide x 15 ¼” wide x 3/8” thick).
Leather floors would be a great choice for bedrooms, dens, libraries or kitchens where luxury abounds. The price range is around $12-$13 a square foot, comparable to excellent quality hardwood or custom wool carpet. So a 10 x 10 room would cost about $1200-$1300.
Leather improves beautifully with wear and age (just like we do!), developing a wonderful rich ‘patina’ that is entirely unique; each small sign of being lived with over a long number of years simply enriches its individual character…maturing majestically as both you and your leather floor grow a little older.
Leather floors have a great recycling story as most people don’t know that you can recycle leather. Torlys leather flooring is made from 100% recycled leather which is gathered and reclaimed during the manufacture of jackets, upholstery, belts and shoes. And did you know leather floors help absorb sound as they have a cork backing which also provides cushioning. Also, leather flooring is naturally fire retardant. Maintenance required to keep your leather floors in good shape involves vacuuming, sweeping, and cleaning with a Torly’s cleaning kit. Fairly simple.
All TORLYS Leather Floors come with a 35- year Residential Wear Warranty, a Lifetime Structural and Joint Integrity Warranty, and a 7-year limited Commercial Warranty. Pretty nice peace of mind.
Here are a couple of links if you want to learn more about Torlys Leather Floors: