Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?
We are renovating a house, and moving in fairly soon. We live in Southern California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't seem to find alternatives other than wood, which gets quite expensive. Would welcome your thoughts.
There are a number of pages you can find at this search link all about protecting indoor air quality in a home, but below are a few pages in particular that may help.
If you are looking for non-toxic cabinetry materials for shelving, we recently did a lot of interior finishing on our new Demonstration house in Wakefield QC with a formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood called PureBond from Columbia forest production, try that out.
If you are looking for a box store solution, to the best of our knowledge the manufacturing process of Ikea in North America is the same as in Europe where they meet a high standard of low-toxicity for their cabinetry materials. We have asked the company to confirm this and we will update the page as soon as we hear back from them.
For choosing flooring materials, there are options such as cork or marmoleum, be sure to get a low or zero VOC adhesives such as Bostik GreenForce, building adhesives are where some of the most nasty fumes will come from if you don't select them carefully. I hope some of these pages help, have a read and let me know if you have any additional questions.
PureBond formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood
Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic green flooring product
DIY Cork Flooring - Pros, Cons & Green Installation Guide for LEED & Passive House
How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors
Choosing non-toxic paint
How to ensure clean air during home renovations