Are Hardwood Floors Toxic?

When it comes to selecting which type of flooring you want to put inside your home or office building, there are an array of options that one can choose from – such as carpeting, hardwood floors, linoleum, tile, and even laminate flooring. There are a few factors that people consider before purchasing a flooring for their home like the price of the flooring, the safety of the flooring, and some may even think about the chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of these different floorings.

It may be a surprise to many, that a large selection of floorings that consumers choose from all contain some type of chemicals within their manufacturing. Chemicals such as formaldehyde, glues and adhesives, sealants, and even flame retardants.

Non-Toxic Flooring

Hardwood flooring, as well as pressed-wood, laminate wood, and bamboo wood are all classified as composite wood flooring that contains a hazardous chemical called Formaldehyde within its composition. Formaldehyde is a well-known VOC chemical that is commonly used in the manufacturing process of many household items. The formaldehyde is found in the glues and resins that are used to fuse the wood layers together to form the wood planks for flooring.

When the hardwood is installed inside a home and laid down, it will begin to emit these chemicals such as formaldehyde into the air in a process that is commonly referred to as off gassing. Off gassing occurs when chemicals are introduced into a regulated climate, and when it acclimates to room temperature the chemicals will begin to emit and release these chemicals into the air, tainting the indoor air quality. This element of wood flooring makes hardwood floors dangerous and toxic to the health of those exposed and to the environment that the flooring was placed into.

Symptoms from Exposure to Hardwood Flooring

The presence of formaldehyde inside a personal indoor environment can have several effects on both the indoor air quality in the environment and on the health of individuals that are exposed to the toxic hardwood flooring. Formaldehyde that is produced from hardwood flooring can produce symptoms and adverse health effects such as the following:



Allergic reactions

And trouble breathing

Eye, nose, and throat irritation

How to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals in Indoor Air

Following the installation of hardwood flooring in an indoor space, the flooring will begin to emit and off gas chemicals from the flooring and these toxins will plague the air and the air quality within the space. The process of removing these chemicals and toxins from the air is a lengthy and extensive one that can take a significant amount of time. In an effort to speed up the process, an effective solution to implement is to utilize an air purifier.

The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier is an effective air purification device that is able to remove chemicals and chemical odors efficiently from the air, and most importantly completely. EnviroKlenz uses a patented earth mineral technology that works by capturing and breaking down/neutralizing the chemicals and chemical odors found in the indoor air. This will perform in the same manner against the formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals that were found in hardwood flooring, and consequently found in the indoor air of the environment that the hardwood flooring was installed.

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