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I want to replace my carpet of the living room with slabs or clips easy to maintain, but I have a problem: I have a dog that sometimes soil the ground. I am very tempted by cork (Galaxie at Aliécor), my carpenter advises me laminate (Quick step) or PVC (Aquastep). The latest version would seem the safest. I am afraid, however, of VOCs or other harmful substances.

Your carpenter is partly right: PVC is easy to maintain and is a good solution. On the other hand, the laminate is likely to cause problems in the event of a pet's hygiene mark. When cork, it can quite agree if it is covered with a vinyl film.

As for VOCs, there are two official eco-labels issued in France and in Europe: 'NF Environnement' and the 'Community Ecolabel', which offer guarantees on the VOC (volatile organic compounds) content, but However, they do not ensure the absence of other compounds that are more or less harmful to health.

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