Furniture that is eco-friendly has been made in a way that has a minimum negative impact on the environment. Eco-friendly furniture is also made without using chemicals that may be harmful to the health and well-being of humans. If you are weighing your options, here are a few reasons you should consider buying eco-friendly furniture for your home:
1. Eco-friendly furniture eliminates health concerns
The chemicals found in furniture that is not eco-friendly have been shown to have both short term and long-term negative effects on the health of those who use them. Many composite wood products, plywood, for example, contain formaldehyde. At first, you may notice irritation of the skin, nose, eyes and throat. The long-term effects are more serious.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, and extended exposure may cause certain cancers. Formaldehyde is just one of the many chemicals are used in the manufacturing of furniture that is not eco-friendly.
2. Green furniture is naturally flame retardant
Lots of furniture manufacturers use polyurethane foam as the cushioning in the products. The problem with polyurethane foam is that is it highly flammable. Still, manufacturers continue to use this as it makes their furniture cheaper to manufacture. They will then use chemical flame retardant to reduce the fire risks. These flame retardants pose another challenge as they can be detrimental to your health. Eco-friendly furniture, on the other hand, uses naturally flame-retardant materials such as wool. These untreated natural materials will not cause any harm to you or your family members.
3. Eco-friendly furniture can last a lifetime
Buying green furniture does not mean you will sacrifice on quality. In fact, with eco-friendly furniture, you get a superior product. Green furniture uses only quality natural materials, not composites like those used in other furniture. By investing in eco-friendly furniture, you save more in the long run by getting a product that was built to last.
Eco-friendly furniture in Vancouver
If you are searching for eco-friendly furniture in Vancouver, here are some of the options you will find at the Industrial Revolution:
The Delta Sleeper Furniture Sectional
The Delta Sleeper Furniture Sectional represents a marvel of modern engineering. This sectional feature lumbar support pillows and no-sag springs. It also has a Mortise and Tenon design which can turn it into a high back. This piece of furniture can go from a sectional to a full-sized sleeper with very little effort. The Delta Sleeper Furniture Sectional comes with a storage compartment as well.
The Delta Sleeper Furniture Sectional is made by Luonto—a Scandinavian company whose manufacturing process is green from start to finish. All Luonto products conform to CertiPUR® standards. CertiPUR® is a European programme which requires firms to comply with strict restrictions concerning substances in foam that may be of concern for health or the environment.
The Dolce Vita Italian Mattress
The Dolce Vita is an Italian-made, eco-friendly mattress manufactured by Magniflex. This medium-firm mattress offers ultimate support and comfort. The Dolce Vita boasts a natural viscose cover that can be easily removed for cleaning. The internal components of the mattress are memory foam and Eliofoam which are both breathable to ensure temperature control.
A Conversation Piece Accent Chair
Designed in Denmark by Umage, ‘A Conversation Piece’ is an armchair that provides the perfect spot for relaxation. In this chair, you can unwind and enjoy a conversation with friends or have some quiet time while reading a book. You can use this non-toxic furniture piece in the living room, lounge area or even the bedroom or a nursery.
Another eco-friendly piece made by Umage is the Audacious Cabinet. The Audacious Eco-Friendly Cabinet is a kidney-shaped piece that is great for displaying all your favourite items. The cabinet comes with tambour doors that allow you to display just as much of the interior as you choose. You can also change the position of the sliding doors to create new displays and uses.
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