Zero VOC floor oil / Guides

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

How to find a healthier wood finish

...VOCs per can of water based polyurethane; compare that with a low VOC paint which will have about 50 grams, or Zero VOC paint which will have... wait for it...zero! (excluding perhaps a low level in the coloring if separately tinted.) Oil based floor finishes & varnish are high in VOC's: If there is a 'pro' to oil ...

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

...oil wood finish on shelves of big box stores How to make DIY non toxic paint here Where to buy and choose safe zero VOC paints Choosing zero-formaldehyde and VOC-free new furniture Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - and learn more about the benefi...

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

...zero VOC hemp flooring materials, you can learn more about green building materials that are natural, non-toxic and sustainable here: Buy hemp insulation in Canada & USA How to choose eco-friendly, healthy, durable floors See this 90 year old reclaimed red pine floor refinished with zero VOC floor oil...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...VOC free. Buying 'low VOC' paint is a bit like buying 'light' cigarettes, whereas zero VOC is more like quitting. It's not that much more money for zero VOC, and watch for the colourants as well - some brands advertize that they have zero VOCs in their paints, but fail to mention that they are present in the colourants...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...floors Find healthy and environmentally friendly building materials See this 90 year old reclaimed red pine floor refinished with zero VOC floor oil See here to learn about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership .

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...zero VOC paints Choosing formaldehyde and VOC free new furniture How to create a healthy home office with Biophilic Interior Design Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . ...

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?

...floor, even a floor that has been treated with a varnish or 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. ...

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

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...flooring of choice for many green consumers because it’s made from materials that are 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,...

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

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

...floor joists, particle board cabinetry and countertops, laminate flooring products and paper-faced drywall are a few examples of materials we put in our homes that can are more susceptible to moisture damage that solid wood, so take care that any wood or other organic building materials are protected from high humidity...