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Which is the healthier option: factory-finished solid wood floor with alum. oxide, or tung oil with last coat applied in home?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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We ripped out our wall-to-wall carpeting and are going to be purchasing a solid wood floor. My son has allergies/asthma. Is there anything dangerous about tung oil (VOCs, etc.) that you are aware of? The product is called Waterlox. The other option we're considering is a factory-finished floor that contains aluminum oxide. Which is safer long-term?




 

 

We ripped out our wall-to-wall carpeting and are going to be purchasing a solid wood floor. My son has allergies/asthma. Is there anything dangerous about tung oil (VOCs, etc.) that you are aware of? The product is called Waterlox. The other option we're considering is a factory-finished floor that contains aluminum oxide. Which is safer long-term?

Given your son’s asthma and allergies, I would recommend using a prefinished wood floor. These finishes are factory applied and have a consistency not possible with on-site finishing. They are...



 

 

 
 
 

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