I have used Moisture Cure in the past and usually try to discourage it’s use to customers whenever I am asked to use it. Recently, I was asked by a customer who had a 14 month old girl living in the house and I was trying to inform him the dangers of using Moisture Cure and its harmful VOC’s and dangerous off gassing. Especially to young children (as they are lower to the floor). I mentioned one incident I read about, which happened in an Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn – where Rabbis had to pass out flyers door-to-door about the dangers of using Moisture Cure in the home. The VOCs released from Moisture Cure has been linked to cancer, reproductive problems,asthma and other respiratory issues.
This video was extremely eye opening to me. It highlights all the chemicals that our children are exposed to in everyday life. Scary stuff. Enjoy!
We recently completed an interesting project in Hewlett Harbor this month. The lower level of the house was badly flooded by Hurricane Sandy and they floors had to be replaced. The beautiful oak floors were of variable widths 4inch, 6inch and 8inch and contained 3/4 walnut plugs. The floors were beginning to cup and were […]
Oil-base Polyurethane versus Water-base Polyurethane Oil-base • Amber finish – warm glow that darkens over time with the wood which produces a golden/yellowing effect • Higher Solids – gives a thicker appearance (resin like) due to its higher solids content • High VOC content (350 VOC) compared to Water-base • Longer Dry Times (8-12 hours […]
Bona Traffic HD is for hardwood floor owners with an uncompromising attitude towards durability, being green and looking beautiful. Significantly outperforms all urethane finishes, including Bona Traffic, in durability at 24 hours. GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified.