WE WANT EARTH-FRIENDLY FLOORS
EPA (Environmental Protection agency) studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside. Some flooring materials are inherently toxic. Installation of new vinyl flooring (polyvinyl chloride) and carpet flooring emits hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOC), including carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. It can take years for these substances to dissipate. In addition, carpets are often treated with toxic chemicals for mothproofing or to repel soil and moisture. Glues used to install carpet, produce potentially toxic emissions. Carpeting is also notorious for trapping toxic lawn chemicals, VOCs, and allergens tracked in from outside.