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Our New Recycling Initiative

Barnwell, South Carolina, March 18, 2013 – Formica® Flooring has begun participating in a recycling and waste reduction program that will have a tremendous impact on landfills.  Working with Pratt Recycling, a subsidiary of Pratt Industries, Formica Flooring’s production plant will separate all waste streams, including paper, clear plastic, green strapping, corrugate, bottles, cans, metal and general waste.  The paper and corrugated products collected will be used as raw materials for one of Pratt’s paper mills — and returned in the form of sustainable, 100% recycled content packaging.  Non-paper recyclables are transported to end users, while non-recyclables are used as fuel for Pratt’s clean energy plant which powers the paper-making process. By using 100% recycled cartons from Pratt Industries in 2012, Formica Flooring and its parent company saved 36,528 trees, 9.7 million gallons of water, nearly 5,000 cubic yards of landfill diversion, 2.2 million tons of greenhouse gases avoided and nearly 7 million kWhrs of electricity saved....
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Quality Laminate Flooring, Trusted Name

With so many laminate flooring choices, it’s hard to know which brands you can trust and which ones will fall short of your expectations. With little help from many retail sales people and some suspiciously cheap imports, the battle between your head, heart, and wallet has become more difficult than ever. When you’re searching for a superior product that offers everything you’re looking for, you can always depend on Formica Flooring. After more than 100 years, Formica® is one of the oldest and most trusted laminate surface brands in the world. You can be certain that they won’t put their name on anything, including laminate flooring, if it does not meet the standards of quality people have come to expect from this brand. So what does the Formica Flooring brand really mean to homeowners, like you? In a word, it means quality. Formica Flooring brand laminate floors are a higher quality product for several reasons. First, almost all of their flooring collections are made in the U.S.A. by highly skilled engineers and designers using only the highest quality materials. Very few brands can say that. No wonder they come with 20-year, 30-year, and even lifetime warranties.     And unlike those cheap imports, Formica Flooring is certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. This certification means that Formica Flooring meets the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This achievement is due in large part to the fact that Formica Flooring uses substantially less toxic materials and employs “greener” production and manufacturing processes. All of this results in laminate flooring that is safer and healthier for your family, your home, and your planet. While you can always find lower priced imported laminate flooring, Formica Flooring offers exceptional quality and style at a reasonable mid-tier price. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for; so why risk disappointment with a deal that’s too good to be true? When you invest a little in Formica Flooring, you get a laminate floor that looks beautiful for years with very little effort on your part. It’s one investment that truly pays off. When weighing your options of laminate flooring, remember that a trusted brand name impacts a lot more than just price per square foot. Quality, style, safety, and satisfaction are guaranteed when you choose a name like...
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Choosing the Right Laminate Flooring Brand:

If you’re in the process of choosing the right laminate flooring brand, then you know why laminates are the perfect flooring for families. They can be as beautiful as hardwoods and much more durable than almost any other flooring option. But which laminate flooring brand is right for you, and what should you be looking for when you start shopping for your new floor? Here are four important questions I consider when choosing the right laminate brand: 1. Is it a brand name you can trust? When choosing the right laminate flooring brand, you will find there are dozens of off-brand laminates found in home improvement stores and online, and some of them come with very low prices. But many of them can end up being a costly mistake. Instead of gambling with your flooring dollars, choose a brand name that has a history of quality and value, like Formica Flooring. The Formica brand name has been around for almost 100 years, making it one of the oldest and most trusted laminate surface brands in the world. 2. Where is the laminate floor made? Look for a laminate that is made in the U.S.A. When choosing the right laminate flooring brand, keeping Americans employed and makes better sense for your wallet. When you don’t have to absorb the shipping costs of foreign-made products, you can buy a higher quality laminate floor at a much lower price. Formica Flooring is one of very few brands that manufactures as much as 80% of its product line in the U.S. What doesn’t come from their plant in Barnwell, S.C., comes from one of their high-tech facilities in Europe. 3. Are you getting the best laminate floor for your money? The key to choosing the right laminate flooring brand, is to pick one that combines premium quality with practical prices. After all, one of the best features of laminate flooring is that you can find the upscale designs, colors, and finishes you want at a fraction of the price of hardwoods. But not all laminate brands are priced on par with quality you get, and prices between brands can vary greatly. Formica Flooring is one brand that makes high-end laminates affordable, while offering a range of stylish products to fit every budget. 4. What are your warranty options? When choosing the right laminate flooring brand, generally speaking, the longer the warranty, the higher quality of floor you’ll...
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