Our cabinets by Executive Cabinetry are healthy cabinets. Not only are they beautiful, they are also healthy for you and healthy for the environment and at no additional cost. They can also be made accessible for the disabled and suitable for “aging in place” design.
Healthy for You
Everyone considering cabinets for their kitchens and bathrooms, or anywhere else in their home for that matter, should pay attention to how they are made and the potential effect on their indoor air quality.
Cabinets are commonly built from materials that are made with added urea formaldehyde binders or glues, which release fumes. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Cabinets are also commonly coated with solvent-based paints or stains that release volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the air.
VOC is the name given to a substance that contains carbon and that evaporates (becomes a vapor) or “off-gases” at room temperature. Examples of VOCs are benzene, methylene chloride, hexane, toluene, trichloroethane, styrene, heptane, and perchloroethylene.
There are no VOC’s in our cabinets, which contain no added formaldehyde. And all paints and stains used are waterborne (no solvents).