Does Peel and Stick Floor Tile Contains Formaldehyde?

Peel and stick floor tile has been widely used in home decoration. Occasionally, you will hear the news that there is formaldehyde in stick on floor tiles in the market. So is there formaldehyde in the peel and stick floor? We can analyze it from the following aspects:

First of all, look at the source of raw materials in the production plant.

The main raw material of the self adhesive floor tile is polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is an environmentally friendly and non-toxic renewable resource. It has been widely used in people’s daily life, such as non-food grade packaging bags, garbage bags, building materials, etc. So PVC is formaldehyde-free. However, self adhesive floor tiles back requires glue, and the glue generally contains a certain amount of formaldehyde, which is negligible and meets national standards. However, due to the relatively backward technology of many manufacturers, various chemical substances such as adhesives are used in the production process, resulting in excessive formaldehyde content, which is harmful to people. Another detail is whether the production personnel in the workshop are “fully armed.” If the self adhesive vinyl floor tiles do not contain formaldehyde, the staff will not take any protective measures, and the whole workshop will not have a pungent smell.

Second, regular manufacturers must have SGS testing reports

Peel and stick vinyl tile is an environmentally friendly decorative material in the modern building materials market, and the formaldehyde content is generally below 0.1mg/m3. Therefore, when customers purchase, please confirm whether the peel and stick vinyl has passed the SGS test, whether the formaldehyde content exceeds the standard, whether there is an anti-counterfeiting mark, etc.

Third, inspection of appearance and cross section of sticky tiles

The pattern and color of the high-quality stick on vinyl floor surface are uniform, smooth, and without color difference. Cross section color cannot be green or black. These two colors are usually made of recycled materials, which easily release a large amount of formaldehyde, and heavy metals exceed the standard. Of course, this is not exactly right, the cross section of bamboo charcoal board is black. Then please confirm whether the stick on vinyl tiles have a pungent smell.

Of course, we must also face up to the existence of formaldehyde. After all, formaldehyde can be seen everywhere in our daily life. As long as the formaldehyde emission does not exceed the national standard (less than 0.1mg/m3), then the adhesive floor tiles you choose are an environmentally friendly material. However, before moving in, it is recommended to do a formaldehyde test, keep the room ventilated, and place some green plants. It is not recommended to move in immediately.

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