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Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in General

Don’t Get Stuck With an Unhealthy Adhesive

We’ve heard from several HomeFree users that they’d like help understanding their best options for flooring adhesives. In response, Healthy Building Network has created another “stoplight chart” for adhesives ranking the most common options.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in General

Trimming Interior Hazards Through Careful Selection of Millwork

In a standard two-bedroom apartment, there could be as many as 450 linear feet of baseboard, casings, and other trim. Follow these tips to minimize the hazardous materials in these applications.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in General

Getting A Better Handle on Cabinet Specifications

Cabinet fronts, doors, and drawer fronts tend to be made from solid hardwood. However, the rest of the cabinet is generally made from various composite wood materials, such as plywood or particleboard, which can release formaldehyde into indoor air. Follow these tips to minimize the impact that cabinets have on interior spaces:

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in General

Avoiding Hazardous Material in Doors

When you consider the number of doors installed in a typical home, it’s clear that careful selection of the materials in those doors can have multiplying effects. Follow these tips to limit the amount of formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals introduced into your project.

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Recent Activity

Teresa Skaar uploaded a file: Pharos Product Certification Information

Teresa Skaar created a project: Homes on Johnson Pond

Teresa Skaar created a report: 'HomeFree General Spec Guidance' Gina Ciganik uploaded Roundtable Resources.PDF


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