Low VOC / Discussions

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...low voc. No plywood please. Are you looking for formaldehyde-free cabinets for a kitchen or bathroom ? And exactly how sensitive to VOCs are you? To find non-to...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...LOW VOC, many contain synthetic antimicrobials or "antifungals" or mildewcides, or "biocides" of various kinds. These synthetic biocides are hugely problematic ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...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 ...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...low VOCs. The basement is from a 2012 build -- the slab is 4” concrete on top of 5” granular fill. I currently have carpet on top of this which I will be remo...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...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...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

I saw in your wall video that you advise to use a vapour retarder paint along with an outside air barrier. Can you do this for the ceiling as well, thereby tak...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...low VOC wall panels , make sure you don’t end up in the same situation again. Have you installed a sewage backup check valve? We would recommend that first, and...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...low VOC but not Zero VOC unfortunatetly. The honest answer is that from a scientific point of view, painted wood will actually act as a vapour barrier, meanin...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses