Choosing healthy floors / Guides

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors , Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic green flooring product , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect indoor air quality all at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...healthy homes and safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , and learn about other health issues such as Microplastics in drinking water , in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Slab-on-grade vs foundation and crawlspace or basement

...floors is essential Many building codes have only recently insisted on the inclusion of insulation below concrete basement floors , and as always, it is important to realize that the requirements of building codes are the bare minimum only. Increasing sub-slab insulation to R15 or R20 (or more) will make floors much ...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...healthy, sustainable, formaldehyde-free and zero VOC . Find more interior finishing options that safeguard interior air quality in the pages below and in our Green Building Guide pages . Learn how to repair drywall in our guide here How to choose eco-friendly, healthy, durable floors Find healthy and ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...healthy flooring material you can choose for a slab on grade foundation. The only downside, is that it can be a bit tough on the knees for some people, myself included, (note to self - walk don't crawl). I’m not a huge fan of hard concrete floors, so if it were me I would choose a radiant floor, but add a thin wood fin...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...healthy indoor air quality for occupants. Comfort and quality of life for residents should always be a top priority for home design, and the good news is that healthy, comfortable homes usually mean sustainable and efficient homes . This architect-designed, contemporary and eco-friendly kit house not only feels spaci...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...healthy indoor environment filled with non-toxic, sustainable and natural building materials. The wall structure is composed of FSC certified lumber and an exterior wood fiber insulation panel, and the interior of the walls contains dense-packed cellulose insulation finished in the model house with a beautiful VOC & Fo...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...floors you can see that much more heat is contained by the insulation. Also worth noting is the light red colour of the Earthship floor, indicating a cooler temperature that the white-coloured insulated floors, which is less comfortable for occupants. © Denis Boyer As the ground in Canada is below 7°C in winter...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children. In addition, also in 200...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...floors Slate floors and counters: Slate bathroom counter and flooring © Ecohome Slate is a natural stone, extracted from what was the bottom of ancient oceans, and can commonly be found from Quebec to Newfoundland. Finished floors generally have widely varying colours and texture. See our Natural Slate tile...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

Remember linoleum? Meet marmoleum! Remember linoleum, that durable but boring material found on most kitchen and bathroom floors of older homes? These days, its called marmoleum and it comes in bright colors and faux finishes. Whatever name you call it, it’s generally considered both the greenest and healthiest floo...