Friday, July 25, 2008

Laminate Flooring Disadvantages

Possibly the biggest disadvantage of laminates is their "green" value. Flooring that doesn't last the mortgage life of a home could arguably be considered less earth friendly than many of the alternates such as bamboo or linoleum. Lower-end laminates may last only 10–15 years. At that point the material can't be refinished so it ends up in the landfill. Petroleum-based resins may be used and off-gassing of formaldehyde can occur depending on the manufacturer, process, and materials used. Many of these objections can be overcome by purchasing a better product with more durable finishes and higher quality to withstand traffic over the long haul.

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