A Word About Formaldehyde

I’m sure by now you have seen the 60 minutes special on another large flooring distributor selling Chinese engineered wood and laminate products that were not legal for sale in the U.S. due to high formaldehyde levels. The U.S. has strict guidelines about formaldehyde content in wood and laminate products, they are measured by what is called CARB (California Air Resources Board) ATCM (Airborne Toxic Control Measure). To be legal for sale the product must abide by the following guidelines:

  • MDF Core Board <8mm thick: <0.13 PPM (Parts Per Million)
  • MDF Core Board ≥8mm thick: <0.11 PPM
  • Veneered Plywood: <0.05 PPM

We sent for all of the technical documents required to prove that the laminate we carry is safe as soon as the news broke of this problem, and these documents are available here at the store in hard copy, or if you wish you can have one of the staff here email you a copy of them. Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical and we would never supply a dangerous product to our customers.

If you have any questions, all the staff here at the Flooring Warehouse Outlet and Island Tile know our products and the safety of them inside and out, so please give us a call, send an email, or stop on by and we would be happy to help!




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