I am trying to find as low a VOC wood floor as possible.

Asked by Annie Torsiglieri
Goleta, CA

Hi- I am trying to find as low a VOC wood floor as possible . My install will be over a cement slab so I think engineered will probably be best. (and less toxic glue that way!) I am looking for an unfinished engineered floor with NO urea formaldehyde added in the glues for engineered wood etc. Then I think I'll top with Rubio Monocoat as I hear it is No VOC. Floating or click would be my first choice to avoid glues as well. Can you recommend a company that I can trust will sell me this kind of low VOC flooring ? How does my game-plan sound VOC-wise? Thanks so much!! Annie


Edward Wright

Answered by Edward Wright

Cincinnati, OH

Wright Design, LLC

June 12, 2012


A possibility for you could be found at Smith + Fong Co. They offer several click-together floors with no added formaldehyde that are 100% FSC certified.

Also, Bamboo Hardwoods, Inc offers click-together flooring with no added formaldehyde.

Good luck with your project,



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