Because we believe that the more informed you are, especially about safety for you and your family, here’s a list of relevant wood floor links for you – from CDC, .gov sites, wikipedia.org and more.
First of all, in making your floors beautiful we don’t believe in cutting any corners, and that’s why we use BONA waterbase floor finishes.
They are GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified – click this link to learn more about this
On the other hand, MOST wood floor finishes are downright dangerous – dangerous to you, your family, your pets, and even your home. All oil base floor finishes go into this category. Here’s an article of an incidence:
These are vitally important issues (literally!) for you to find out – if a contractor can’t answer all of these questions to your satisfaction, then you may be putting yourself and even your home at risk:
When someone comes into your home to work on your floors or even just give you an estimate, the best way to protect yourself and your family is to find out:
- Exactly what floor products (stains and finishes) would you be using?
- What is the VOC (volatile organic content) rating on the floor products you are using?
To learn more about VOCs: http://www2.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality
- Exactly how much WOOD DUST are you going to be creating doing this work?
Here’s more information about wood dust:
Wood dust – What you need to know – http://www.hse.gov.uk/woodworking/wooddust.htm
Exposure to wood dust:
By the way, the Worn Wood Magic process creates absolutely NO dust!
Wood finishing and wood flooring wikis:
And finally, to round out the wood floor links for you, below is the direct link to the BONA floor finish products we use in case you want to check them out.
Bona Traffic – this is absolutely the best you can get, which is why we use it on your floors.