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Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Dear Elisia, While you don’t have to necessarily worry about formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood, you should be aware that there is formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood. We know that formaldehyde in your flooring can sound really scary, but unless the levels are above what the California Air Resource Board determined is safe, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily tell ... Read More »

Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Dear Shelly, We can definitely understand that you are worried about getting quality flooring for a low price. With the recent Lumber Liquidator’s scandal of poor quality, Chinese-made flooring, there is a lot of low-price fear circulating. However, with Bestlaminate, you don’t need to worry! Let us explain why our low price has no effect on the quality of flooring you are ... Read More »

Is It Safe to Install Laminate in a Nursery?

Is It Safe to Install Laminate in a Nursery?

Dear Eleanor, Keeping your child safe is your highest priority. You’re watching your diet during pregnancy and prepping your home so it’s safe as soon as your little one starts to crawl. It’s normal to worry about the flooring in your child’s room and want to select the best option for their health. There have been reports of formaldehyde found ... Read More »

Where Can I Find Emissions and Safety Certificates for Laminate Flooring?

Where Can I Find Emissions and Safety Certificates for Laminate Flooring?

Dear Susan, The news stories are certainly frightening, but you’re right – most laminate flooring is very safe. In fact, laminate flooring is one of the safest types of flooring you can install in your home. You’re smart to want to review the emissions and safety certificates before you make a purchase. This is the best way to be 100% ... Read More »

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 »

Where is Laminate Flooring Made?

Where is Laminate Flooring Made?

Dear Pamela, Lumber Liquidators has certainly had their fair share of change ups since pulling the Chinese made laminate products from their shelves. Although they had originally reassured customers that the product was safe, something must have sparked the company to pull the products. It’s normal for the headlines to stir up feelings of fear and worry. The flooring you ... 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 »