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All about Humidity

November 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment

Humidification is a popular buzz word, especially this time of the year when we are in the height of the home heating season. Keeping a home properly humidified is critical for many reason, but especially to keep your new floor, whether laminate, engineered solid or wood solid, protected from damage associated with excessively dry conditions…. Read More

Environmental Certifications and What They Mean

November 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment
Post Categories: Environmental

In 2000, the European Panel Industry set forward a series of standards regulating the amount of free formaldehyde an HDF, MDF or plywood panel can off-gas. In order to qualify for the standard, manufactures must submit samples of the panels they produce to independent laboratories. These laboratories put the panel samples in a chamber and… Read More

Formaldehyde and VOC

November 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment
Post Categories: Environmental

What is Formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is an organic chemical commonly used in many applications – from industrial disinfectants to certain kinds of fabric. Formaldehyde is also commonly found in the adhesives used to make engineered and laminate flooring. These adhesives will off- gas trace amounts of free formaldehyde into the air in decreasing concentrations over time…. Read More

Whom do you trust?

November 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment
Post Categories: Trade SecretsEnvironmental

Like most of you, we were surprised and disappointed to learn of the apparent deception employed by Volkswagen® of Germany. In an effort to pass US emissions tests, the automaker allegedly rigged the testing software to ensure that their automobiles registered lower pollution levels than what was actually the case. We wonder, if a major… Read More

LooseLay – new trend in Luxury Vinyl Flooring

November 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment
Post Categories: Editor's PickDesign & trends

Twelve Oaks is excited to present to you our new LooseLay Collection – an innovative line of Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP). Compared to other vinyl flooring products on the market today, LooseLay floors boast superior dimensional stability, unparalleled sound absorption, and a soft comfortable underfoot –thanks to our advanced acoustic cushioning layer. Our products are… Read More

Letter from President

October 15, 2015 Published by Leave a comment
Post Categories: Editor's PickEnvironmental

In response to the recent formaldehyde emission concerns pertaining to overseas manufactured laminate floors, Trevor, the president of Twelve Oaks™, has assured consumers that our laminate products have passed all of the industry’s environmental requirements — E1, CARB, and FloorScore.

Is this a Moisture related problem?

September 4, 2015 Published by Leave a comment

Moisture and humidity are archenemies of flooring, especially hardwood flooring. To learn how to properly advise our end-users, we’ve asked Drew Kern, a NWFA certified flooring inspector to share his views on this matter. Drew advised that many times after getting involved in a claim I hear that a dealer, installer or service rep has… Read More