Green Afoot: Environmentally Friendly Flooring
 
July 30th, 2019

“Few places in your home have a bigger impact on your family’s health and planetary footprint than your floors…Tiles made from recycled porcelain, concrete or glass are durable, low-maintenance and generally have low carbon footprints. Plus, its unique appearance can’t be replicated with any other material” (via @MotherEarthLiving)

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Read more here: https://www.motherearthliving.com/home-products/green-afoot-environmentally-friendly-flooring 


Parental Warning: Harmful Chemicals in Vinyl Floors, Furniture
 
July 22nd, 2019

Researchers have found that children living in homes with vinyl flooring and sofas treated with fire retardant chemicals show increased levels of certain toxic chemicals.
These chemicals have been associated with serious health issues, including respiratory problems, neurological issues, skin irritation, and cancer.

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Read more here: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/vinyl-floors-expose-children-to-harmful-chemicals 


The Known Dangers of Vinyl Flooring
 
July 18th, 2019

Most people shop for vinyl flooring because of its low price, and waterproof claims. What they may not realize is that it’s made of chemicals including plastic, which release hazardous VOCs.

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Natural ceramic or stone tiles on the other hand, are non-toxic and won’t give off any VOCs. Considering how much safer they are to your health and how long they will last, ceramic tiles are the smart choice for your home.
Link: https://www.homedetoxing.com/dangers-vinyl-flooring/


The Environmental Impact of Vinyl Flooring
 
July 8th, 2019

While vinyl flooring continues to grow in popularity, there are a number of serious environmental concerns about this resilient surface material. From manufacture, through installation and use, and even after it’s life cycle is over, vinyl has the potential to cause harm to both the environment, and your own personal space, in a number of ways.

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Read more here: https://www.thespruce.com/environmental-impact-of-vinyl-flooring-1314956

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