6 Non Toxic, Low VOC Benefits of Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets

6 Non Toxic, Low VOC Benefits of Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets

Non toxic, low VOC (volatile organic compound) kitchen cabinets are cabinets that have been manufactured or finished with materials that emit minimal amounts of VOCs into the air. VOCs are chemicals that can evaporate into the air and potentially contribute to indoor air pollution and health issues.

We'll revisit this towards the end of this post but unfinished kitchen cabinets give you full control of what your indoor air quality will be but for now let's dive into why choosing non toxic, low VOC kitchen cabinets can have several benefits:

1. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Low VOC cabinets emit fewer harmful chemicals into the indoor air, resulting in better air quality. This can contribute to a healthier living environment, especially important in spaces like kitchens where air circulation may be limited.

2. Reduced Health Risks
VOCs have been linked to a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues, headaches, and eye irritation. By choosing low VOC cabinets, homeowners can reduce the risk of exposure to these harmful chemicals and associated health risks.

3. Environmental Sustainability
Many low VOC cabinet manufacturers prioritize environmentally friendly materials and production processes. By choosing these cabinets, homeowners can support sustainable practices and reduce their environmental impact.

4. Compliance with Green Building Standards
Low VOC cabinets may contribute to meeting green building standards and certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). These standards often require the use of low VOC materials to promote indoor air quality and sustainability.

5. Odor Reduction
VOCs can contribute to strong odors in indoor spaces, particularly in newly renovated or constructed areas. Low VOC cabinets help minimize these odors, creating a more pleasant and comfortable living environment.

6. Locally Sourced Materials
Using locally sourced materials for your cabinets can not only reduce the environmental impact associated with transportation and other processes but it assures the quality of the materials as well. Seek out cabinet makers who source their materials from local suppliers like ourselves!

Now that you are aware of all the great benefits of non toxic, low VOC cabinets, let's explore why unfinished kitchen cabinets are a better option than pre-finished cabinets when it comes to your families health.

Although the EPA passed a law where imported pre-finished cabinets need to meet a certain criteria to enter the United States, that's not always the case. Out of the many companies that sell imported pre-finished cabinets and are marketing them as non toxic or low VOC, do we really know this for sure? How can we be 100% sure that the cabinets we are introducing to our families everyday life for years to come are safe?

There is a simple solution.

Whether you are upgrading your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, living room or any other space in your home, you can have 100% full control over what your indoor air quality is by having unfinished cabinets finished under your very own supervision. This way you can choose a non toxic, low VOC finish that you know is completely environmentally friendly and your family and friends can enjoy each others company with the cleanest of indoor air.

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