Dear Bob and Betsy,
After recent reports about Lumber Liquidators safety concerns, I’m worried about the formaldehyde emissions in some laminate flooring. I know not all laminate is dangerous though! Where can I find the emissions and safety certificates for laminate flooring? I’d like to see these before I buy.
– Susan P.
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% certain that your flooring is up to par and perfect for your family. There are a few places you can look to find the certifications before you buy.
1. Our website.
Our website lists the certificates under the product specifications for each product. If you have any trouble finding these specifications, don’t hesitate to reach out to our flooring experts for guidance. We’re happy to point you in the right direction and answer any questions about the specific types of flooring.
2. The manufacturer websites.
Manufacturers also place emissions and safety certificates on their website. If you’re having a hard time digging through the specifications to find it, contact the manufacturer directly to ask for it. If it’s not listed, it’s probably a red flag that you might not want to buy from that specific manufacturer. All reputable laminate flooring manufacturers will offer the information freely and readily.
All the high-quality, reputable laminate flooring manufacturers go through rigorous testing to ensure the safety of their products. This is especially true given the recent concerns that came to surface. More than ever, these companies want you to know that their product is safe and high quality.
If you have any other questions or concerns while shopping for your next flooring, we’re always here to help. Contact us anytime for guidance and support while you browse the many types of flooring available through Best Laminate.
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