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Eco-Friendly Flooring Options

Posted: July 1, 2014 - 12:00am by: Scott Allred

If you are considering replacing your carpet or flooring, choose materials that are good for the environment and your home. EPA studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be up to five times higher than they are outside. Flooring can be a source of many of these pollutants. New carpet and flooring contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including known and suspected carcinogens like formaldehyde. Additionally, carpets are often treated with chemicals for stain resistance, and can trap allergens and lawn chemicals brought in from the outside.
There are many eco-friendly flooring options that can minimize indoor pollution and improve indoor air quality. You can now choose from a rapidly growing line of carpets and flooring made from recycled and eco-friendly materials that are tested by third party organizations to ensure the company’s claims are accurate.

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Green Cabinetry Options
Posted: August 1, 2014 - 12:00am by: Scott Allred

If you are considering building a new home or undertaking a major kitchen remodel, you may want to consider a “greener alternative”. Cabinetry can contain a variety of materials including plywood, adhesives, and finishes that contain high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde. According to the EPA, these products can lead to eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, nausea, and a host of other disorders.
Consumers interested in indoor air quality issues and using products manufactured in a sustainable manner should know the origin of all cabinet materials, understand the finishes used, and know where the cabinets are manufactured.

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