The question of laminate flooring in the kitchen is a complicated one. Detractors claim that laminate is a kitchen pariah because moisture—a fact in kitchens—can harm it. Detractors claim that laminate is a kitchen pariah because moisture—a fact in kitchens—can harm it.
Home Decorators Collection Rosen Cherry 12 mm Laminate Home Decorators Collection Rosen Cherry 12 mm Laminate Flooring has the look of authentic hardwood at an affordable price. This product has achieved Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification and has been tested for more than 10 000 volatile organic compounds including formaldehyde to meet these standards.
I have laminate flooring made in China in my home. Are we safe to stay in our home? Did EPA investigate the sale of the laminate wood flooring as featured in the 60 Minutes segment? Lumber Liquidators is providing test kits for formaldehyde in indoor air to customers who purchased their laminate flooring.
Laminate floors look like wood, feel comfortable underfoot and work within many homeowners' budgets. Despite these benefits, all laminate floors aren't created equal, says Lisa Wells, owner of Geneva Flooring in San Diego. The stronger the laminate the better, especially in the kitchen where it endures heavy traffic.
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Tom Silva of This Old House admits that hardwood in a kitchen is an "unusual choice" but that there are several options that make this workable--one being to use a polyurethane finish.
Laminate flooring that is a hardwood plywood, or is made by attaching a wood veneer with formaldehyde-based resin to a composite wood platform, are subject to the EPA’s proposed regulations. People who make products containing formaldehyde or use the products regularly in their work are more vulnerable to overexposure.
Laminate flooring in the kitchen is okay as long as you’re diligent about cleaning up spills and splashes. Laminate flooring in the bathroom isn’t recommended unless all edges are glued during installation and the perimeter is sealed with silicone caulk.
Are Our Laminate Floors Safe? The short answer is you can be absolutely confident that the laminate floors that we sell at Martin’s Flooring are safe to people and pets and meet the CARB 2 standards for acceptable levels of formaldehyde emissions allowed by law.
I would say you are safe using either real hardwood OR a laminate. I am a fan of the good old solid wood floor, especially for little kids. They are soft and warm and natural and smooth for crawling or rolling.