Is it important to buy non-toxic furniture?
In short, yes, it is very important to choose non-toxic, sustainable furniture for your home. The materials used to build furniture can contain harmful chemicals that can negatively impact indoor air quality and health. When selecting furniture, it's essential to look for pieces made from natural, responsibly sourced materials that are free from toxic chemicals.
Non-Toxicity is Central to Our Production
At Luonto Furniture, sustainability and non-toxicity are central to our production process. Our furniture frames are constructed from birch plywood and solid Nordic spruce, free from hazardous chemicals or additives. For cushioning, we use foam that holds the CertiPUR-EU label. This means the foam has been independently tested and certified to meet specific criteria on emission levels, content, and durability. CertiPUR-EU certified foams are made without PBDE flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other potentially harmful substances. They have low VOC emissions for indoor air quality.
When it comes to upholstery, Luonto Furniture uses fabrics that carry either the REACH label or Oeko-Tex label. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. This European regulation aims to improve protection of human health by requiring companies to identify and manage the risks linked to chemicals. Oeko-Tex is an independent testing and certification system for textiles. To receive Oeko-Tex certification, fabrics must be tested for harmful substances and meet certain human-ecological requirements. Choosing REACH or Oeko-Tex certified fabrics ensures your upholstery textiles are free of toxic chemicals.
Our Clean Certifications
Clean Performance Upholstery
For performance fabrics on furniture with frequent use, our AquaClean line is an excellent non-toxic option. AquaClean is a high-tech upholstery fabric that repels water-based stains and can be cleaned with only water. It is free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are potentially hazardous chemicals commonly used to create stain-resistant textiles. In addition to being easy to clean and non-toxic, AquaClean fabrics provide antimicrobial benefits to inhibit bacteria growth. The use of silver ions gives the fabric antibacterial properties. AquaClean is also designed to be breathable, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying for improved comfort.
Non-Toxic, Sustainably Produced Furniture
When furnishing your home, be sure to vet products carefully and select options like those offered by Luonto Furniture. Non-toxic, sustainably produced furniture ensures you can enjoy better indoor air quality and peace of mind knowing your furniture is not introducing unnecessary hazards into your living space. The materials used to build the furniture you live with daily matter greatly. Choosing non-toxic pieces pays dividends for your health and the environment.