tr?id=452824429410686&ev=PageView&noscript=1 Flooring – Safety & Health Considerations
20 February 2020



We have given many points and tips on how to choose suitable flooring, but have you considered the most important factor yet?

One of the most important factors to consider is the safety and health aspects of the floors that you will be installing.

It’s good to research any potential health concerns of any new flooring esp. formaldehyde emission. Formaldehyde is found virtually everywhere, indoors and out, naturally occurring and man-made.

Emission of formaldehyde can be harmful to health, a great concern esp. if you have babies in the house.

On low exposure to formaldehyde, symptoms occur include runny nose, sore throat, cough, sleeping difficulties, to name a few.

On high exposure to formaldehyde, symptoms occur include coma, convulsions, diarrhea and respiratory problems. High exposure can also lead to death.

Do take note to check the level of formaldehyde emission of flooring and ensure that the product comes with E1 conformity from a well-known established laboratory.