You might be wondering what the difference is between green cabinetry and conventional cabinetry. The majority of conventional cabinetry gives off unhealthy chemical vapors for quite some time and some of these are said to have adverse health effects on certain people. They also reflect an awareness of the environment as they are constructed with green materials and they are less expensive than you may think.
There are several things to look for when searching out green cabinetry especially if someone in your home has chemical sensitivities. Volatile organic compounds are eliminated by using water based finishes on green cabinetry. Another substance to be avoided is formaldehyde which is often used in the manufacturing process. There are some alternatives not being used, such as soy, PVA and phenol formaldehyde, that are acceptable.
It’s a good idea to know where things come from, whether it’s the food you are eating or the cabinets in your kitchen. Choosing products that are constructed from Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, certified wood guarantees that you are buying cabinets made from wood that was harvested responsibly. Bamboo is another green choice as it is quickly renewable and usually grown chemically free but be sure to look for the FSC label. The Forest Stewardship Council takes very seriously the responsibility to managing the way our hardwood forests are harvested.
Some companies, such as B&R Construction, go to great lengths to make sure that every step of the cabinetry process stays green by recycling their sawdust at their facility. It is donated and used in city parks as compost. All of their custom cabinetry is made near the Los Angeles area thereby eliminating the need for shipping and reducing their carbon footprint even more. They can also afford to offer you the best prices on environmentally friendly cabinetry by cutting out these shipping costs.
If you are looking for affordable cabinetry in Los Angeles then check out B&R Construction. They are a family run business who are committed to the environment and providing you cost effective alternatives to beautiful cabinetry. You can see what they have to offer by visiting their showroom in Los Angeles or browsing their site on the web where you can also read more about their commitment to the environment. Contact them today if you have any questions.