Vinyl chloride, the controversial chemical used to create PVC, a plastic used in luxury vinyl flooring was the subject of a recent article by Fast Company titled, "The dirty truth about your fake wood floors"
The recent train derailment that caused an evacuation in East Palestine, Ohio, reopened the debate about the safety of transporting and using vinyl chloride, which wa one the toxic chemicals that burned into the atmosphere due to the derailment.
Vinyl flooring may be a good choice for homeowners who are looking for a durable, attractive, and affordable flooring option. However, when it comes to purchasing vinyl flooring, it is important to be aware of where it is made. Unfortunately, many vinyl flooring products on the market today are made in China, and it is important to be aware of the potential dangers associated with purchasing these products.
The primary concern when it comes to purchasing vinyl flooring made in China is the quality. As with any product, there is no guarantee that the quality of vinyl flooring made in China will be up to the same standards of a product made in the United States or other countries. There is a risk that the product may be made with inferior materials, or that it may be of a lower quality than you would expect from a higher-quality product made domestically. This is especially true when it comes to vinyl flooring, as the material is more susceptible to wear and tear than other flooring materials.
In addition to the potential quality issues associated with purchasing vinyl flooring made in China, there is also the potential for hazardous chemicals being used in the production process. Many Chinese manufacturers are known for using dangerous chemicals and toxins in the production of their products, and this could potentially expose you and your family to hazardous levels of these substances.
For these reasons, we do not sell vinyl flooring made in China. We believe that it is important to ensure that our customers are purchasing high-quality products that are safe to use in their homes. We only sell vinyl flooring that is made in the United States or Canada and other countries where quality standards are high and production processes are regularly monitored. By doing this, we can ensure that our customers are getting the best possible product for their money.