Non-toxic materials / Discussions

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

...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 ...

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

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...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 und...

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

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

...non-toxic building materials will help protect your indoor air quality , but most basements are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes ...

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

Cost to install alternative wall panels to drywall?

We were hoping to use non-toxic, plywood wall panels for interior walls instead of drywall . I read your article about using 'UV Wood' from Columbia Forest Pro...

Posted by Adrian Baerlocher Nov. 12, 2021, 3:58 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...non-toxic, or at least much less toxic? Thank you very much! pier charter OSB and plywood exterior sheathing no longer contain Urea Formaldehyde, so they re...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...materials you can work with would be Rockwool mineral wool insulation , it is made with recyled stone dust so it is natural and non-toxic, it is also very durab...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...non-toxic cabinetry materials that aren’t plywood means you will need to use solid wood , and pine has terpenes which are a natural volatile organic compound (V...

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

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

...non-toxic MDF alternative we know of, though we are not in a position to say what level of production they are in and the current level of product availability ...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What type of batting insulation is best for kids rooms that are being remodeled?

...non-toxic and natural building materials for home renovations, I would first point you to this page that lists different types of insulation along with their us...

Posted by HyungMi Kook Oct. 14, 2021, 8:27 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Does marmoleum comes in sheets like linoleum?

...non-toxic alternative to linoleum that is intended to be glued to a subfloor. If the floor already has linoleum, are you able to remove it easily? It would be...

Posted by Deanna Willer Oct. 1, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Where do I find home building resources for owner-builders?

...materials and home finishing. I suggest you start in there, and if you have any questions let us know. Best of luck!

Posted by Alex Angel Sept. 30, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air quality in your home. We will have an order page coming soon, but for the moment you can drop us an emai...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...Non-toxic natural building materials like hemp are a great way to safeguard your indoor air quality if you have respiratory issues or chemical sensitivities . W...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...Non-toxic Homes That page will give you a bit of a pros and cons list of different building materials you can choose from. What material is best for a Non-tox...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...materials that are durable and that don’t degrade the interior air quality of your home with any toxic materials that will off-gas. We have built a couple of de...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What type of insulation is best for coach house?

...materials that are sustainable, durable, and non-toxic to the occupants of a home. For our demonstration homes we have used dense packed cellulose insulation , ...

Posted by morwarid safa Sept. 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...materials with lower carbon footprints, high recycled content, reduced chemical content, etc. In our last couple of builds we have used mineral wool insulation ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...non-toxic adhesive for the tiles. Given that our Edelweiss House is extremely well-insulated and is also heated with an air source heat pump , we don’t run the ...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses