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
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
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
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.