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Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...wood finish to it. Most engineered hardwood products can be added to a slab on grade without risk of cupping and cracking. Such wood can be found pre-finished s...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...wood and Insulation can be sorted, stored and later reused. Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US States on EcoHome ...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...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 ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...wood rot down there, removing the flooring and floor joists and filling the void with clean fill and insulation and pouring a concrete floor on top makes more s...

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

How to find a healthier wood finish

...wood floor finish , but the majority of them are high in VOC's which are detrimental to interior air quality and health. For this reason non-toxic wood floor fi...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...flooring etc, you will often get lucky. Reclaimed foam insulation boards © Michel Chenier As an example, the above stack of XP...

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil
Flooring and stairs

Sanding your own wood floors

...wood floor again, something that you mop or vacuum once a week. Floor preparation, the first step to the perfect wood floor Before attempting the refinishin...