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

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...countertops you also need a rockstar’s budget and a keen understanding of countertop materials - because some take a lot more looking after than others. Our feeling? Maybe the latest generation of laminate countertops for kitchens & bathrooms merits a second look when building or renovating sustainably for a greener ho...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...countertops, for more help in choosing other types of sustainable & green countertops for kitchens & bathrooms , carrying out sustainable non-toxic green kitchen renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here . John Zeitoun is a master ...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...Countertops If you're into healthy Green Homes like we are here at EcoHome, there's a lot to think about when choosing a healthier kitchen - firstly some beautiful kitchen cabinets, preferably built from FSC certified woods and formaldehyde-free plywood boxes, and that's even before choosing Sustainable kitchen count...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...countertops. And they certainly live up to the adage ‘you get what you pay for’, as most of them still contain a lot of formaldehyde and they aren’t very durable. Maybe the latest generation of laminate countertops for kitchens & bathrooms merits a second look when building or renovating sustainably for a greener home ...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...countertops , healthy zero-vox paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for green home building . Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality . We aren't advocating stripping every home to the studs and starting over, but as you make repairs an...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...countertops 6. Large linen closets 7. Open-concept kitchen 8. Large windows 9. Two-car garage 10. Walk-in pantry That walk-in closets rank first is no great surprise, they have long been a very popular feature and keeping a bedroom clutter-free makes for a more stress-free environment for sleepi...

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

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...countertops. But linoleum manufacturers didn’t update their designs for changing tastes, and vinyl flooring made from PVC became more popular in the 1960s and early 1970s. For those who are uncertain about why vinyl is never a good choice read here , unless of course you've got a turn table. No longer drab in colour,...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...countertops, laminate flooring products and paper-faced drywall are a few examples of materials we put in our homes that can are more susceptible to moisture damage that solid wood, so take care that any wood or other organic building materials are protected from high humidity or regular exposure to water. Rice Stalk...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy efficient) Triple pane fiberglass windows Stainless steel exterior door thresholds Asphalt waterproofing membrane under steel roof covering Foundation anchored in rock User friendly: Regardl...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...countertops and any wood in wet areas Kunos 244 - Available in 24 colours, it stains and protects wood at the same time and is suitable for all interior applications. Cost is $0.35 per square foot for 3 coats Livos also has natural and non toxic wood finishing oils and products designed for exterior use that are ...