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stanigator 09-26-2010 02:46 PM

Health hazards of different flooring
 
My family recently installed laminate flooring to replace acrylic carpet last year. However, after reading some resources on the Internet, we have concerns about its side effects on the health, mainly the synthetic laminate material possibly causing cancer. I'm inquiring about hardwood flooring and other types of flooring to see if I can find an option that is the least health invasive. I know the paint of the hardwood flooring is also hazardous. Do you happen to know the least health invasive option out there? Thanks!

samfloor 09-26-2010 03:37 PM

acrylic carpet?

stanigator 09-26-2010 04:42 PM

Carpet that is made out of acrylic/synthetic wool. It caught a lot of dust despite regular vacuuming and cleaning.

TxBuilder 09-27-2010 12:58 PM

Do you have a link to any of the articles on Cancer in relation to laminate flooring?

samfloor 09-28-2010 06:29 AM

Other than the dust when cutting it, I can find no health hazards from laminate flooring.

stanigator 10-06-2010 02:48 PM

Here are the links that you wished for (that I found):

Hardwood Flooring Health and Safety Tips
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/ab1173/rpt0705-c-es.pdf
Flooring Choices | CMHC

samfloor 10-06-2010 04:23 PM

Sounds overblown, just like the asbestos(in flooring) and lead paint dangers.

fuzzman 10-06-2010 06:28 PM

I am with Sam on this one. Unless you are installing the floor yourself, you should not have any dust to inhale. Make sure you do all your cutting outside.


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