I have a medical condition and cannot tolerate any type of scents and mainstream products for building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our quartz countertop and need to know if it can be installed using materials which are low voc and non-toxic without having to compromise with BPA content and formaldehyde etc. The installer needs to use epoxy to attach the undermount sink to the counter, crazy glue and clear silicone. Any experiences that were a success using non-toxic products and the product names for the specific task would be helpful. Thank you.
Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?
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