Question

Are there any laminate flooring products that do not offgas?

Asked by kate
Windsor, CA

Are there any laminate flooring companies with products that do not offgas and have no formaldehyde? Is there any other air pollutant they may have? I truly have looked at many websites and cannot find these answers. I would be most appreciative for any answer. Cork, linoleum, and bamboo cannot be considered.

Answer

Selecting floor finishes can be quite difficult since there are so many products available.

Most products have multiple components so that research needs to be done for each single one: (1) Underlayment (2) Glue/fastener (3) Floor finish material.

A helpful source is the Greenguard Environmental InstituteThe laminate section with product comparison is found here.

Other product reviews can be found at the same website.

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