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Baystate Rug & Flooring Touts Safety on Formaldehyde Emissions

CHICOPEE — Baystate Rug & Flooring, a local, family-owned provider of flooring, announced that it complies with all emissions standards regarding formaldehyde often used by manufacturers of flooring adhesives, unlike some big-box competitors.

“It was very disappointing to hear that a big retailer was selling foreign-made products that did not comply with formaldehyde emission levels,” said Joseph Montemagni, president of Baystate Rug & Flooring, with locations in Chicopee and East Longmeadow. “We are a family company and have grown over the years on the value of developing relationships that create customers for life — a long, healthy life. Customers concerned about levels of formaldehyde, especially in laminate flooring, can feel safer shopping at Baystate Rug & Flooring.”

A class-action lawsuit against a national competitor, Lumber Liquidators, was filed earlier this month in the U. S. district court on behalf of Massachusetts consumers who were sold laminate wood flooring tainted with hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen that can cause respiratory issues at high levels and and can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation at lower levels.

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