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Laminate floors are able to imitate the look of other types of flooring like stone and hardwood at a fraction of the cost
of those materials. To keep your laminate floors allergy friendly, make sure you choose laminate flooring with low VOCs* and
formaldehyde–free adhesives. Formaldehyde is classified as a
carcinogen and is linked to asthma symptoms as well as an increased risk of cancer. Products that emit harmless levels of
formaldehyde generally meet or exceed the widely recognized E1 standard (European regulation for formaldehyde and VOC
*VOCs are carbon-based chemical compounds that can be found in certain floors and floor materials. VOCs are commonly associated with allergy-like symptoms and even believed to increase cancer risk.