Floor finish / Guides

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...floor to a final finish. Warehouses, garages, workshops for example, or an interior floor that will be covered by a flooring material. You will probably find ...

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

How to find a healthier wood finish

...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 finishi...

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil
Flooring and stairs

Sanding your own wood floors

...Floor preparation, the first step to the perfect wood floor Before attempting the refinishing of a wood floor, know what you're tackling first. Is your floor ...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...floors lend themselves well to in-floor radiant heat. Solid hardwood floors: Wood flooring can come either raw or pre-finished. Traditional raw wood floorin...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...floor but don't intend to finish it right away, consider installing radiant floor tubing as a future heat source. Plumbing and wiring: Some of the biggest...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...floor and finished flooring, you’ll be lucky to stay under $40,000. Building basements ‘just because’ invites unnecessary costs, potential humidity problems, an...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...floor with a non-toxic finish is the most durable and healthy flooring material you can choose for a slab on grade foundation. The only downside, is that it can...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...floor with a non-toxic finish is the most durable and healthy flooring material you can choose for a slab on grade foundation. The only downside is that it can ...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...finishing. Kunos 240 - Universal colourless oil Kunos 242 - Colourless floor finish Kunos 243 - Superior protection for countertops and any wood in wet ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...floors is simply done by adding insulation - yep, we have a guide for how to insulate slab on grade floors when building, here . Why build on a slab instead...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...floors in conjunction with concrete floor topping, plus resilient strips and double drywall on the ceilings. Cast iron drain pipes were used to minimize the sou...