Choosing safe wood finishes / Guides

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , non-toxic and natural wood finishing oil , living green walls in the...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...wood. Choosing FSC products promotes the market for responsible forestry management. Engineered hardwood floors: Engineered wood is comprised of several lay...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...choosing non-toxic building materials to protect air quality . Buy pre-finished wood flooring: Fumes from the varnish you apply to a freshly sanded floor will...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...wood, metal or particle board countertops. In the case of particle board laminate counters, most of them are made about the same - core papers, resins and a m...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...wood finishes we use a mixture of cold-pressed linseed oil and natural resins, such as damar, beeswax and carnauba, instead of polyurethane” says Marc-André Cou...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...wood products, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in finishes, paints and adhesives. Following that are the perfumes and other chemicals found in deter...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...wood floor finish , but the majority of them are high in VOC's which are detrimental to interior air quality and health. For this reason non-toxic wood floor fi...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...finishes for more information. For more information on eco-friendly paints and wood finishes, see here . From the EcoHome Green Building Guides Indoor air q...