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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?

Wood ceilings - what's the the skinny? Ahhh, the charm of a wood ceiling, seriously, what's not to like? The intent of this page is less about talking you ou...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...off-gassing into your home for years. That alone makes the case for antiquing if you have a fat wallet, or garage sale trolling if you don't. Formaldehyde in fu...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...off-gassing and surface finishes. It is simply polished, depending on the customer's request. "We sell a semi-processed product, and it is the cabinetmaker that...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...Off-gassing of foam insulation How to prepare for home renovations: Move furniture: Take as much of your furnishings as possible out of the construction z...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...off-gassing that occurs with most other surface finishes as they cure.” Emmanuel goes on to explain how easy it is to work with. "Anyone can apply this themse...

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

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...off-gassing occurs in homes after installation. Besides using green ingredients, marmoleum is extremely healthy. It has unique antibacterial properties becaus...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

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

...off-gassing than granite. Another difference, granite is porous, quartz is not. Checkout the Cosentino ECO countertop here Acrylic or 'Solid surfaces' $...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...off-gassing from materials, even simple human habitation , and these are vented to the outside when bringing in fresh air. Second, an HRV exchanges heat from th...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...off-gassing into your home after a fresh coat of latex paint (even low or zero VOC products) is applied. The odor is only noticeable for the first few days afte...

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?

...off-gassing into the home. The main floor will be polished concrete with healthy, non-toxic concrete sealants The second floor will be Marmoleum, which is...

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

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...off-gassing. Typical tract-home construction, built down to a price "traditionally" - which if you think about it, might not be a good thing, and using these ...