Laminate Floors Can Damage Your Air Quality
Posted in Air Quality, on August 04, 2016
Laminate flooring isn’t hardwood flooring but it gives off a similar looks, and is made out of lots of layers of materials that include wood fibres and the image of wood which gives it the similar look of hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring can pose a serious risk to your air quality and the health of your loved ones.
Often we as consumers don’t think about our indoor air quality, and focus on how certain products make our houses look, but having poor air quality can lead to a lot of terrible health problems. Today a lot of homes are built with laminate flooring and fewer gaps for air to escape, which may cause your home to work more energy efficient but it can cause a lot of indoor air quality problems! The laminate floors release formaldehyde which then gets stuck in the air because of the few gaps that are there to let any air escape, meaning your air quality is suffering as well as the health of those living in the home.
If you want wood laminate to be your flooring, don’t fear! There are options that don’t put your health and air quality in risk. Look for options that don’t contain any urea-formaldehyde glues. Also look for those options when shopping for any furniture and wood cabinetry, to help prevent any damage to your air quality. It is important to know where the product was produced, and imported from, and we recommend staying clear of anything that has been imported in from China.