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Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

...wood finishing oil can even be used on childrens toys © Livos Kunos is an impregnating wood oil that acts as a dye, sealant and finish; it bonds with the interior of the wood but continues to let it breathe. This helps preserve the natural beauty of wood and enhance the grain and colour. As far as durability ...

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

How to find a healthier wood finish

...oil based varnish only comes in a glossy finish. Natural oils (linseed or tung oil) Natural oil finishes come from renewable resources, like flax seeds and tung tree nuts. Floor oils are not generally as durable as polyurethane finishes, but are much more natural looking as they age, and they are much easier to rep...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...oiled wood is pretty simple; it takes little more than a quick hand-sanding if necessary, and wiping on a single coat of oil. Shou sugi ban siding and torrefied wood: There is a related wood treatment called torrefied wood or thermo-modified wood , where milled planks are baked in a high-temperature oven. Virtually...

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

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...natural and renewable. The main ingredient is linseed oil, which gives linoleum its name. Linseed oil comes from flax seeds, an easily cultivated plant also used to make linen. Other ingredients include natural pigments, pine rosin, and wood flour, often made from sustainably harvested pine trees. This mix is heate...

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 layers of plywood forming the core of your flooring, with a top layer of hardwood. When finished, engineered wood will look like any other hardwood floor. ...

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

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

...natural building products such as : Hemp insulation Natural Earth Paints Non-toxic natural finishing oil for wood that protect indoor air quality And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...natural oil treatment for wood . Varnished wood floors will show discolouration over even a couple of months between portions exposed and those covered by furniture or an area rug. Without direct sun exposure, a wood ceiling will age slowly and evenly. 14 year old timber frame with 1.5 inch pi...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...natural wood finishing oil to bring out colours. Reclaimed barn boards make an interesting wall finish that provides an alternative to drywall Tongue and Groove interior wood walls: Using T & G wood for finishing walls is a nice natural and light finish. Like barn boards, it can be oiled if you like to bring ...

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

...wood lumber to the housing industry. Read more here about other hemp building materials on the market and why they are sustainable. Hardwood flooring companies will on occasion use wood reclaimed from river beds , recycled barn boards, or renewable building materials such as bamboo, but this hemp flooring from ...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...oil diffusers or make your own air spray with a 10 - 20 drops of essential oil diffused in a tablespoon of alcohol mixed into a cup of water. Read here about the impacts of natural fragrances on home air quality. 5.) Open your windows. Did you know that the inside of a home generally has three to four times the dange...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...wood that might otherwise have ended up in landfills. Cons: Many contain formaldehyde and other chemicals; they don't age particularly well. New solid wood doors Pros: There is no glue, they're sustainable, durable and natural. They can be finished naturally with oils or paints. Cons : They are more expensive t...