What is Low VOC? by The Antique Barrel Collection

What is Low VOC?

While we specialize in reclaimed wood floors, we also produce custom wide plank floors, which are made from newly-harvested wood. We use only lumber that was responsibly forested or is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. FSC is a global forest certification system established for forests and forest products.

Our new wood flooring is crafted with the same care as our reclaimed flooring. And if custom finishing is required, we offer low VOC finishes (Volatile Organic Compound) or no VOC finishes.

VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs either occurring in nature or manmade include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long term health effects. Paints, sealants and lacquers can contain high concentrations (up to 10 times higher) of VOCs and can be harmful especially in indoor situations. Because there are no current standards established for non-industrial settings, we avoid them as much as possible and we offer low or no VOC finishes. In addition, because not all VOCs are toxic, we use products that contain no toxic air contaminants minimizing potentially hazardous pollutants. (Source: EPA)

Whatever the project, whatever the material, eco-friendly practices always take precedence over economic shortcuts.

not all VOCs are toxic
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