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Is Laminate Flooring Safe for My Family?

Is Laminate Flooring Safe for My Family?

Dear Michelle, When you see the recent headlines that have made their way into the news, it’s normal to feel worried. Formaldehyde emissions aren’t something you can see or smell, yet when they’re strong, they’re dangerous to your health. In spite of the headlines, we want to assure you that the vast majority of laminate flooring is safe! Laminate flooring ... Read More »

What is E1 in European Emissions Standards?

What is E1 in European Emissions Standards?

Dear Staci, Much attention has fallen on where and how laminate flooring is made, and rightfully so. With Lumber Liquidators pulling several laminate floors from their stock due to uncovered safety risks, many consumers worry about how this popular flooring is made. Flooring made in China, in particular, seems to be the culprit, with manufacturing standards not being completely followed. ... Read More »

Ask Bob and Betsy: Formaldehyde Emissions and CARB2 Compliance?

Ask Bob and Betsy: Formaldehyde Emissions and CARB2 Compliance?

Hi Peter, This episode has left many people worried and concerned about the safety of their floors. You’re not alone in your quest to find out more answers! So what is CARB2? CARB2 actually stands for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Phase 2, a stringent standard for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, including hardwood plywood (HWPW), particleboard (PB), and medium density ... Read More »