Self Tapping Screws are ideal for objects that require periodic maintenance and where two different materials are combined together. These self tapping screws gives a good feeling. They come in different sizes, shapes and different heads, blunt, sharp, flat and piercing tips depending on the area of application. Choosing the right self tapping screw with the correct length is the knack. For the screws to work properly and solve the purpose, they should be drilled fully and properly. Results in proper fastening.
The answer is no. Unless a homeowner is purposely using eco-friendly flooring the bi-products and emissions from the manufacturing process are much more harmful than cutting down trees for hardwoods. Today we have more trees than in the past due to lumber companies diligently planting trees as they are cut down. Urban trees are used to make high durability flooring when they use to be mulched and put into landfills. So laminate wood flooring will not make a big difference.