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

Hemp building supplies

...board Hemp Coreboard is meant to be a sustainable replacement for particle board and other board materials, in many applications. Hemp is light-weight, durable and strong, making it a perfect fit for applications where particle board is generally used. In addition, it’s easy to work with and reduces manufacturing and...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...particle board countertops. In the case of particle board laminate counters, most of them are made about the same - core papers, resins and a melamine overlay are fused together with a particle board substrate to form a finished countertop. There are none out there that are completely free of toxins as High Pressure ...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...Board lumber > plywood > OSB > hardboard > particle board > paper. Particle board image via Wikimedia To build the structures of our houses today, we often use engineered wood products that have been chewed into tiny bite-sized morsels and that are held together with some tasty glues, which can be softened u...

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

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

...particles, carbon monoxide, dust and sulfur. A healthy alternative to MDF boards Fun fact about rice - and the reason why rice MDF is a healthier alternative - because the internal and natural mold resistance of rice fibers is very high, there is no need to use formaldehyde-based adhesives as a preservative, which ...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...particle board, plywood, furniture, drywall, and electronic equipment. Formaldehyde and adhesives in cabinetry materials are a source of pollutants in homes. Image via Wikimedia When new materials are introduced into a home, the odours that accompany them are quite noticeable at first. This can be anything from...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...particle board, can be high in VOCs and formaldehyde . And even though it's a common kitchen and bathroom building material, it's quite susceptible to heat and moisture damage. Look into plywood cabinets for improved durability and better air quality. To avoid water damage, be sure splash areas are finished wit...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks

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

...particle board panels containing formaldehyde in kitchens and furnishings, toxic chemicals in personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners. This is why its so important to be extra careful when choosing a kitchen for a new-build property or home renovation - be sure to ask your cabinetmaker to price d...