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Healthy Flooring, Healthy Life

04 March 2021

By: Floorrich Singapore

Formaldehyde-free flooring supports good indoor air quality and can help avoid the health risks caused by harmful chemical contents of other flooring ingredients. 

What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that gives off a smell such as the smell of a new car or a fresh coat of paint. It has been commonly used in home products – from certain types of wood flooring to detergents, paint, fabric, and even wallpaper. 

In addition, formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories. Formaldehyde also occurs naturally in the environment. It is produced in small amounts by most living organisms as part of normal metabolic processes.


The Harmful Effects of Formaldehyde

The long term exposure to formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer while short term exposure can cause watery eyes, burning sensation to the eyes, nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, nausea and skin irritation. 

Floorrich Formaldehyde Free Flooring

Here at Floorrich, we take pride in doing all we can to protect the environment as well as your health. That’s why sustainability is an important factor to consider in choosing the right flooring for you. Our floorings have been tested by the Singapore Environment Council, with our Firmaflor Flexi (LVT) being a LEADER. We are also Floorscore certified. Therefore, worry not as we prioritize your health when it comes to recommending the best flooring for your space. Drop by and ask for a test report!

  • Singapore Environment Council

The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) endorses industrial and consumer products that are produced in an environmentally-friendly manner. The Singapore Green Label is a Type 1 Ecolabel. A Type 1 Ecolabel is independently verified by third-party based on the life cycle considerations. It addresses the main environmental impacts of a given product and places limits for compliance in order to reduce these impacts. In order to certify a product under the SGLS, a product must be placed under one of the SGLS product categories and meet all the requirements for the specified product category.

  • Floorscore Certified

FloorScore originates from California. FloorScore is a voluntary, independent certification program that tests and certifies hard surface flooring and the materials they’re made with to ensure they are in compliance with stringent indoor air quality emissions. The FloorScore certification leads to healthier, cleaner air.