Vinyl flooring directly linked to Autism & Neurological disorders
All of you who are considering laying LVT or VCT or any kind of vinyl in your house should be aware that this kind of flooring.... along w/ almost anything plastic... shower curtains, raincoats, boots,cosmetics, nail polish, car interiors etc contains a HIGHLY TOXIC chemical which offgasses toxic fumes - FOREVER. Almost all vinyl flooring is made w/DiButyl Phthalate. It is a carcinogen, an immune system toxin, neurotoxin and reproductive toxin as well as a hormone mimic. It is PROVEN to have a link to diseases like Autism, Neurological and immune system disorders.
I wouldn't have known this if I didn't check the Material Safety Data Sheet of numerous kinds of vinyl flooring because some companies were claiming 100% PVC flooring was "green" or "eco-friendly". IT IS NOT...it's HIGHLY TOXIC. The chemical that off-gasses is persistently bioaccumulative meaning as long as you are breathing in the air or in physical contact with it, it will build up toxic levels in your blood, your urine and your cell walls.
Want Vinyl flooring because it's popular and cheap ? Or is your children's/family's health of any importance to you ?