Paints & Finishes

Safe, healthy and durable paints and surface finishes

Guide

Polished concrete floors and counters

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

Non-toxic and durable finish for polished concrete floors.

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil

How to find a healthier wood finish

A wood floor will need to be sealed and protected but many products have a detrimental effect on air quality.

Painting with zero VOC Natura paint from Benjamin Moore

Choosing safe paints

Choosing zero VOC paints and finishes for your home ensures safer indoor air quality.

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom

Radiant heat in a slab-on-grade floor - video

Radiant heated floors add comfort to a home and can help you heat more efficiently.

Balanced insulation levels in a home

Balanced insulation: putting it where it does the most good

Homes are often over-insulated in some parts and relatively under-insulated others. Balanced insulation means applying your insulation dollars where they are...

Insulating crawlspaces

How to insulate crawlspaces

Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home construction nowadays in Canada. If you've got one here's how to fix it.

Removing radon gas from well water

High levels of radon gas in the air of your home might be coming from your water and not the floor of your basement.

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

Sanding your own wood floors

This is one place where you can safely save some money. Sanding wood floors is a time consuming but relatively easy procedure.

Naturally finished red oak floors

Flooring material options

Find healthy and durable flooring that is right for you. The following is list of the pros and cons, durability, cost and lifespan of various flooring materi...

How radiant floors work

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

Factors far beyond just air temperature affect how comfortable a home is, and if you design for comfort you will end up with a more durable and efficient home.

Air-heated radiant concrete floor

Air-heated radiant floors

A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes

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