Are you a responsible person who is trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle and as less harmful for the environment? Then maybe you wondered how to arrange your home with green furniture. So, you help keeping the planet healthy, but also your home. Choosing green furniture, you save important resources of the environment, but remove harmful substances around you and you that are released from chemically treated furniture in the air you breathe every day.
The simplest thing you can do is to look for pieces of wood FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which are now widely available. FSC certified all material based on wood from sources that comply with sustainable forestry practices that protect trees, wild life habitat, water ways and soil.
Furniture and bamboo floors are considered green because it is the only plant tree that matures in one year. With a very high level of resistance, the first big advantage is that bamboo can be used to produce any piece of furniture. Its color natural is a yellowish-reddish pale that gives warmth and freshness. But through a smoking process, colors can be obtained in a wide range.
Recycled wood is usually recovered from old furniture, buildings and bridges, any construction requiring the lifting timber, but also from waste plants. Furniture made of this wood is highly sought since the old wood has a special patina and thus a much higher value.
Furniture of metal or recycled plastic is another option for those who want to adopt a green lifestyle. Practically any material that can be reused is green-friendly. Recycling means using fewer resources and saving products at their disposal in landfills. Given the constant improvement of technology, you can be safe of the quality of these products.
Buying non-toxic furniture, you reduce the emission of substances that may constitute a real danger especially in well insulated homes, where there is no constant ventilation.
If you suspect the chemical treatment of wood products, ask the shop that sells your products to ensure that they do not contain wood preservatives that affect health or pollute the environment. For the inside furniture is not required, generally treating wood with special conservation products. It is enough to use beeswax or linseed oil. For outdoor furniture or for rooms exposed to moisture there are environmentally friendly optional products which protect wood from pests.
Buying vintage furniture could be the handier way to have green furniture. In addition, quality vintage furniture is always sought, so that its depreciation is minimal.