Think a greener floor means chilly stone, scratchy gray wool, and a budget in the red? Not anymore. Today's eco-flooring choices boast competitive prices, rich colors, and varied surfaces from smooth linoleum to warm cork -- and all of them spell good news for your health.Conventional floors aren't just bad for the environment; they can pose harm to you and your family. Wall-to-wall synthetic carpet and vinyl flooring commonly used in kitchens can ramp up a room's toxicity through…
Every day phthalate threat found in cosmetics and personal care items; infant care products; shower curtains; wallpaper and vinyl mini blinds; plastic wrap; food and food packaging; pharmaceuticals; detergents; adhesives, plastic plumbing pipes, lubricants, medical tubing and fluid bags; solvents; medical devices; inflatable toys; insecticides; building materials; automotive plastics and vinyls; and vinyl flooring.
Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring
The safety of flooring products has been getting lots of attention since a 60 Minutes report earlier this year said that laminate wood flooring imported from China by Lumber Liquidators contained dangerous levels of the toxic chemical formaldehyde.