I want to put Armstrong laminate on my kitchen floor. Is there formaldehyde in laminate flooring?

Asked by Jim Mindling
South Lyon, MI

I am concerned about formaldehyde.


Answered by Liberty Phoenix Lord

Gainesville, FL


March 8, 2011

In most cases, yes, there is formaldehyde in laminate flooring.

I have found no additional evidence in the case of Armstrong flooring; they do not make claims as to whether or not their products contain formaldehyde. In our experience, all manufacturers -- except for a few -- use adhesives that contain formaldehyde.

What is it about the laminate you are most attracted to? We might be able to find you a safer, healthier option.


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