Just as many people are worried about the environmental friendliness of hardwood floors, many folks are also worried about the safety of the materials used to finish them. Well, we’ve got more good news.
High Quality, Safe Finishes at Totta Hardwood Flooring
At Totta Hardwood Flooring, we’re invested not only in installing the most beautiful hardwood floors in your home — but also in making sure we do our part to ensure you’re healthy to enjoy them. Here’s what we do to keep you safe.
Indoor Air Quality Certified Finishes
We have the ability to use finishes that have received indoor air quality certification from the Greenguard Environmental Institute — an industry-independent, non-profit organization that establishes standards and testing for indoor products. Their goal is to improve public health by helping manufacturers build safer products that won’t pollute the air with harmful levels of dangerous chemicals or particulates — a goal that’s right in line with what we offer at Totta Hardwoods.
At Totta Hardwoods, we love to use waterborne finishes, which have no toxic fumes and low VOCs (volatile organic compounds, which can affect the environment and human health), so they’re safe and healthy for your family, your pets and the environment. You won’t even have to vacate your home during the finishing process because our finishes dry in less than 24 hours, have no fumes to worry about, and can be easily cleaned up with water. This Swedish waterborne technology also happens to highlight the elegance of the wood and provides the ultimate in durability — so you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for safety. You’re getting the best of both worlds with our hardwoods and our finishes.
Natural Oil Finishes
We also offer something that is relatively new to the North American market, natural oils. Since natural oils are usually fruit, vegetable, or nut based, they are virtually VOC free. Rather than building a film on top of the floor like polyurethane, natural oil finish penetrates the wood and binds with the fibers practically water-proofing the floor as well as giving it a beautiful low-sheen finish. This is a great option for families with new born babies or whenever air-quality is of utmost importance.
Eco- and Human-Friendly Hardwood Floors from Totta Hardwoods
When you choose Totta Hardwood to outfit your home with beautiful hardwood flooring, you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality products with an emphasis on the health and safety of your family and a focus on sustainability. To learn more about our hardwood flooring solutions, give us a call at 816-507-5281, or use our web submission form to request information.