Remodeling your kitchen is one of the biggest choices you can make while undertaking the process of making a change to the look of your home. This means that you have various choices to make, including the type of cabinets that will be installed. One option that you should consider is to use non-toxic cabinetry. An article that is found on the Green Conscience website talks about why a non-toxic kitchen is a good way that you can go green and help the environment.
“Green building refers to construction and renovation practices that use natural resources wisely in order to prevent damage to the environment and our physical health..”
An important fact from the EPA is that indoor air is up to five times as polluted as outside air. This can result from many factors, such as building materials.
One aspect of your kitchen is the cabinetry. Cabinetry can be made from materials including wood and particle board with a wood veneer. However, the paint or stain used on the exterior of the cabinetry can include toxic chemicals. There is also the glue used to bind joints that contains urea-formaldehyde which has been shown to be a cancer causing compound.
Our cabinetry uses an adhesive that is non-toxic and is free of formaldehyde. This means that there will be no off-gas that is released. The wood that is used to construct the cabinetry is obtained from a forest that is being properly sustained and managed.
The finish that is applied to cabinets is water-based. This is important as a paint and stain need to have a water base to be considered green. Finishes that contain oils give off hydrocarbons which are not considered environmentally safe.
If you have any questions about the use of non-toxic cabinetry for your remodeled kitchen, then contact us for additional information. You can also look through our gallery of traditional kitchens that will fit any budget, we’re sure you’ll find something there that inspires you.