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

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

...MDF alternatives with no VOCs Environmental benefits of rice straw MDF Rice straw MDF is produced from an agricultural waste product that currently has ve...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...MDF alternatives Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...MDF panels, but also opted for Baltic Birch plywood whose superior strength and pricing outweighed locally-produced plywood. The project has a walkscore ratin...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...MDF (medium density fibreboard) for finishing trim will mean less dust during construction and it will eliminate future off-gassing. Read more here about choosi...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...MDF panels made from rice , and other wood products such as formaldehyde-free OSB or plywood . There is a growing trend in the green home building industry to...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...MDF boards deserve an honorable mention, maybe rice stalk insulation is something we'll see in the future as well. So, we were interested to find that Gramith...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...MDF (medium density fiberboard), which researchers have long concluded does off-gas into homes. Plywood and OSB images via Flickr OSB ...

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

Hemp building supplies

...MDF (medium density fibreboard, particle board and plywood will contain formaldehyde and VOCs. Hemp Coreboard on the other hand, is non-toxic and does not conta...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...MDF (medium density fibreboard) Pros: It usually comes with a layer of white paint, reducing a step for you before installation. It's also easier to make cl...

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

...MDF are becoming available, such as formaldehyde-free MDF made from rice husks. Timber for Exterior Siding & Finishing of Homes Pros of Wood Siding: It ma...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...MDF or Plywood: These are by far the most commonly used material for the 'carcasses' or the cabinet boxes themselves that go into a kitchen. Generally, white me...