Particle board / Guides

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

Hemp building supplies

...board), MDF (medium density fibreboard, particle board and plywood will contain formaldehyde and VOCs. Hemp Coreboard on the other hand, is non-toxic and does n...

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...

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

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...

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 alternativ...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

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. Th...

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...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

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 ...