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My son is autistic and very chemically sensitive. Looking to install VERY low VOC, budget-friendly wood floors over concrete. Help please?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 28, 2012 01:01 AM
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We will be installing wood floors BEFORE we move into our new home. (which was built in the 60s.) Concrete slab. First floor only abode. Glues, finishes etc all have off-gassing- yikes. From what I've read on this great site I should forget about engineered (major off-gassing) and try for click system hardwood without Aluminum Oxide coating. Does this seem about right? We are tight budget-wise. We live near Santa Barbara CA. Any thoughts? THANK YOU!!!!




 

 

We will be installing wood floors BEFORE we move into our new home. (which was built in the 60s.) Concrete slab. First floor only abode. Glues, finishes etc all have off-gassing- yikes. From what I've read on this great site I should forget about engineered (major off-gassing) and try for click system hardwood without Aluminum Oxide coating. Does this seem about right? We are tight budget-wise. We live near Santa Barbara CA. Any thoughts? THANK YOU!!!!

Hi Anne,

Great question. Here is a simple, do it your self sort of way to install a healthy wood floor over a concrete slab.

Vapor barrier

First, ideally, you create a vapor...



 

 

 
 
 

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