For Your Health and the Environment

Where is perhaps one of the most if not the most important places we spend our time?  Our home.  And like everything in life, the foundation we build our life upon gives us structure, and our homes are no different.  That is why choosing the right foundation for your home -- its flooring -- makes such a powerful statement not only for its structure, but also in its appearance and in the way it can set the whole tone of your home.

For people who are sensitive to chemicals and for those who want to try to make a smaller environmental footprint, one of the best ways to obtain that in their foundation is to choose a more earth-friendly flooring.  Not only can it help the environment, but it also can help our health.

When choosing a floor, you should be aware of its VOC.  VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.

“According to the EPA, VOCs cause eye, nose and throat irritation, frequent headaches, nausea, and can also damage the liver, kidney and central nervous system.” 

Perhaps one of our most exciting, beautiful, and most environmentally- and health-friendly floors you can purchase is bamboo.

Our Cali Bamboo flooring is one of our low VOC flooring options.  

“A recent extensive testing performed by the world’s preeminent emissions detection laboratory Benchmark International, shows several floors registering standardized concentration levels as “Not Detectable” with less than 0.000 PPM (parts per million). The floors with detectable levels were still 50 times lower than the strictest California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 standards 0.05 PPM. In fact, Cali Bamboo floors scored even lower than the typical air we breathe 0.02 PPM. Due to Cali Bamboo’s proprietary quality control process, which includes the use of superior materials, adhesives and manufacturing techniques, we are able to manufacture a product that is beautiful, durable, eco-friendly and safe for even the most sensitive homeowners.”

Not only is it a great option for our health, but according to Cali Bamboo, in structural engineering tests, bamboo has been shown to have:

“Higher tensile strength than many alloys of steel
Higher compressive strength than many mixtures of concrete
Higher strength-to-weight ratio than graphite” 

So from bamboo to cork, to tile, to laminate, to wood, and to carpet, at The Floor Konnection, we can get you connected to a wide variety of choices, aesthetics, and styles of what your wants and needs for your flooring, all while keeping the environment and your health in mind.