Re: Laminate v Vinyl - which is least smelly?2
Mar 15, 2008 11:19 am
Umm, obvious thing to do.........
Go and smell it! (Get suppliers to open a box/pack and stick your nose in).
Generally, I'd expect vinyls to off-gas more. The off-gassing of new materials is greatest in the first few days/weeks/months, and diminishes with time. There are strategies that can be used to help the process. A lot of cross ventilation is a good idea in the beginning.
PS. considered marmoleum?
Re: Laminate v Vinyl - which is least smelly?3
Mar 15, 2008 11:49 am
After working with both these products I think the Laminate would be stronger and hang longer.
But what Ash said is a good idea, although when you order your vinyl, it will come in cut lengths and be wrapped in plastic, unlike the vinyls in the store that have been on display for AGES! All smell has gone out of them, so going for a smell test on that could prove fruitless.
I know where your coming from with the smell thing……I have an acute sense of smell, (strange for a smoker too I might add.)
There are some odours I just can’t have around me!!!!!!!!!!!
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