Armstrong Grand Illusions musty smell
I've had a flooring inspector in to check my laminate floor and he was unable to pinpoint the musty odor which emanates from the Armstrong Grand Illusions flooring. Basically, the inspector is a tool for the flooring contractor, Spraggins here in Orlando, and Armstrong. Without a doubt this product smells. Even the sample pieces at Home Depot smell.
I was assured by Armstrong that this Chinese-made product wasn't toxic. I bought a charcoal based air purifier and dehumidifier which does help. I may have the product tested by an independent lab. Also of note; I have some moisture between the laminate and underlayment and uncertain of the cause. I tried to call the home builder, KB Home, regarding this moisture but haven't heard back yet.
Word to the wise: Don't purchase Armstrong products and don't hire KB Home to build your house. And a shout-out to Spraggins who have caused me headaches because they didn't know or wasn't interested in installing the floor right the first time.