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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...furniture. Non-toxic deck finishing oil © Livos Read more about our top ten tips for a longer lasting deck here , or read all about how to choose non-to...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...furniture. Does it contain recycled content? It will likely say so if it does. Conversely, the words "new material only" that you will often find on items lik...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...furniture, baby chairs, toys, counter tops, shower curtains, exterior siding, windows, the list goes on. We have surrounded ourselves with the stuff. So what ...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, paints, household products, drapes, carpets and electronics. The Asthma Society of Canada says that the number of as...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...furniture The Sofas are made from healthy materials without brominated flame retardants , created by an eco-designer upholsterer in Quebec. Chosen Non-T...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Furniture Regardless of the type of wood that is used, furniture for use inside the home should ideally be free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) , includi...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...furniture, and when properly sealed can be used as tables and counter tops. Coreboard is manufactured in the Unites States and Canada. Read more about Hemp ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...furniture to keep working, or cook and eat surrounded by sawdust and tools. Final thoughts from Emmanuel Cosgrove: “It's a safe bet that if you move in before...

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?

...furniture. Condensation is bad news in multiple ways – it indicates where a home has weak spots or thermal bridges in its insulated envelope, it points to pro...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...furniture, chapped lips or constant nose bleeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption issues. If you're in an older home sat ab...

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

Choosing safe paints

...furniture can pose significant health risks. Sanding produces a lot of airborne and potentially toxic particles, so if you are undertaking a project like that i...