Im refering to the construction of the floor, manmade, in that its wood
and plastics bonded with glue. . A surface finish will cure out in
weeks. But there is alot of info on VOCs in particle board,
insulation, carpet and essentialy any man made product that can out gas
for years. Formaldehyde is one chemical ever present in new construction
, so much so that non formaldehyde inulation is being made , its at
Menards. Before tight houses these wernt issues of major concern .
VOCs are bad and with tight houses make some people real sick. Oregon
Scientific makes a VOC alarm-meter, for 100. Point is wood is wood,
nicer to look at and that things we make out of OIL have unseen
consequences as to future health problems . To many unknown chemicals
in to many products.
Amoco in Chgo shut down a major development lab after many people
developed brain and other cancers. What we make today we only learn
about tomorrow. Just one more reason for the REAL stuff.
Stick to Bruce When ever possible if u need some later You will be able to
Harris tarkett for example discontinue products and are no longer available!
- posted on January 28, 2004, 5:56 pm
If you get the right independant, Someone who is on there own for the right
you may find you get higher quality service and price than to go with
disgrutled employees from some large outfit . My experience in working with
large outfits is that they are lifers because they need access to the
companys tools and supplies to moonlight .
They is no way for some employee to make ends meet on wages.
They often get stuck in a partialized area such as installing laminate or
maybee just finishing floors so they never can truly no the they entire
buisness or even the whole job very proficiently.
You also have to take into account only one out of twenty peoples will ever
muster the ambition and assetiveness to go on thier own to Success.
If you think that hiring some company where dady trained thier kids to do
again they learned only a part of what someone else had learned from a
broader base of Knowledge
Bottom line There are only a few guys in the buisness here in vancouver who
are any good at all
they worked union and non union for approximately twenty years and then went
on their own
I no of six of these men We are and extraoridinary bunch not spoiled by our
fathers or tainted by the goods of some ladge company
and I am one of them
yours truly Ken Moersch