Floor Coverings International serving Calgary is proud to offer Armstrong flooring. At that same time we had opened the registers in our basement to allow air to flow throughout the house, which seemed to dissipate the smell somewhat but NOT get rid of. As a test, we sealed off our 4th and empty bedroom (registers, doors, etc.) and kept it sealed up for 24 hours and discovered upon opening that the smell indeed is the flooring.
If you want to finish a basement or bathroom with wood flooring, Armstrong recommends engineered hardwood flooring because the construction of engineered wood flooring reduces shrinking and expanding due to temperature and humidity changes that is associated with traditional hardwood flooring.
You may have to purchase the underlayment or sub-flooring for the laminate flooring to be placed on. This will make the price of your laminate flooring go up. You can either install the Cheap Laminate Flooring on your own, or you could hire an installer to do it for you.
I’d bought Robbins flooring several years ago via Lowe’s – Robbins was evidently subsumed at some point by Armstrong and the Customer Service people told me that the corresponding product has been changed, effectively meaning that what I needed could no longer be gotten.
Well, as the diagram above illustrates, it is a flooring product that is made up of layers of laminated materials – plywood basically, oriented in different directions, and topped with a veneer of hardwood, pre-finished with a very durable urethane-type finish.