TorZo is a unique, sustainable surface material comprised of agricultural byproducts and recycled wood. Its durable, easy to fabricate and can be used in a variety of applications, ranging from furniture to tabletops to kitchen countertops. In addition, TorZo is manufactured in the United States. The TorZo collection consists of five different materials: Indure, Orient, Durum Tiikeri and Parda. All are urea formaldehyde free.
Indure is a recycled wood fiber based product that is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Certified and is urea formaldehyde free. It is made up of approximately 65% post industrial, FSC certified wood fiber. Indure has a sleek, contemporary concrete appearance that provides a modern look.
Orient is a recycled chip based product that is SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified. It is made up of approximately 75% post industrial, SFI recycled wood material. Orient is a unique product that can create either a sleek modern look or an old world rustic look, depending on the application.
Durum is made from wheat straw, which is also considered a rapidly renewable resource. It is 100% formaldehyde free. Durum is made from approximately 70% post agricultural wheat waste product. Durum creates a warm organic and very natural look.
Tiikeri is made from reclaimed sorghum stalks. It is made from approximately 50% reclaimed material and has no added formaldehyde. Tiikeri has a natural, organic appearance.
Parda is comprised of recycled wood, with the appearance of a colored particle board. It is made up of approximately 70% recycled wood material. Parda has a hardness coefficient that is substantially higher than most hardwoods, making it an ideal product for high-wear surface applications. Parda creates a warm, organic look.
Indure and Durum are available in 4 standard colors: Onyx, Cocoa, Copper and Natural. Tiikeri is available in 4 standard colors: Bronze, Dusk, Midnight and Natural.
Orient and Parda are available in 8 standard colors: Onyx, Cocoa, Copper, Natural, Ruby, Amethyst, Turquoise and Sapphire.
Custom colors of each style are available upon request.
All five materials are suitable for the following applications: Furniture, Tabletops, Countertops, Vanities, Wall Paneling and Flooring. The janka ball ratings for the series range from 1,642 7,792lbs. This compares to a hardwood maple or oak flooring which has a janka ball rating in the 1,200+ range. Orient, Indure, Durum and Parda are all suitable for medium-traffic commercial flooring applications. Tiikeri, when treated with a polyester resin, is suitable for low-traffic commercial flooring applications.
Please note: Durum and Tiikeri are not recommended for undermount sink applications.
Finishing, Installation & Maintenance
TorZo is sold in resin-infused unfinished panels. Your local millworker or wood shop can cut and finish the material to size. The product must be finished with polyurethane or a varnish similar to those that are used for wood products. For additional installation and fabrication instructions follow the guidelines noted below.
Fabrication Guide Orient, Durum, Hemp
Fabrication Guide Indure, Parda
For maintenance details, refer to the recommendations provided by the finish manufacturer.