Common building or remodeling supplies—like flooring, plumbing, insulation or drywall—can contain toxic chemicals that can present potential health hazards. Homeowners are becoming more aware of what it means to live in a healthy home, and will pay more for a home that doesn’t make them sick. Designers also say that healthy living is driving interior design trends, especially in the kitchen according to recent Houzz surveys.
Chemical pollutants can build up in the indoor air we breathe, released from things like building products, carpet, paint, and other products you wouldn’t expect chemicals to be hiding. That’s why it’s more important than ever for builders to choose products and building materials that are clean and chemical-free, and improve the indoor air quality of the home.