Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from a wide range of common products, including the materials, adhesives, and finishes in many flooring materials. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
To reduce the VOCs in a home or office environment, a good first step is to choose eco-friendly, low VOC emitting flooring materials. It's equally important to make sure that materials is finished and cleaned with products which also emit low or no volumes of VOCs.
Absolute Flooring specializes in using low or no-VOC finishing product and processes for its hardwood floor installations, such as Monocoat Natural Oil Wood Floor Finishes from Rubio®. These revolutionary, VOC-free products are completely non-toxic and extremely durable.