Read the full article here PVC stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride and is the technical name for the vinyl used in the flooring industry. Some argue that because vinyl floors are made from chemicals such as cadmium, brominated flame retardants or phthalates, they are pretty toxic. These chemicals usually get created when Chloride in PVC comes to existence. Dioxin as one of the most carcinogenic toxins is also created in this process and can hang around for quite a long time. When these chemicals drift out off the floors and into the air, they can cause health risks to anybody around it. Phthalates, on the other hand, could have negative health impacts on both animals and humans by creating problems in male offspring. Has this information made you feel shocked? What to do now?! Although what mentioned above seems a bit daunting, some of the retailers have tried to bring back consumers peace of mind when they think about purchasing and installing vinyl floors. Those retailers (such as Lumber Liquidators or Home Depot) have claimed to scrape the toxic phthalates off their vinyl flooring. However, we – at Liver Timeber Flooring – suggest you go about getting non-toxic or eco-friendly products that are vinyl-free. You can choose from the variety of our products through the following link: Resources: