Lead is a toxic metal that was widely used for home building paint products before 1978, and government research has shown that over 75% of homes built prior to 1978 have some lead-based paint. While lead-based paint was banned from residential home use in 1978, this is a serious issue for all homeowners looking to renovate a home from the era that lead-based paint was utilized.
Home improvement projects, like replacing flooring, can disturb lead-based paint, and lead-contaminated dust and debris created from these projects can poison children and adults. Refloor takes this issue very seriously, following proper work safety practices and guidelines for all projects in homes built pre-1978. We strongly encourage you to review the Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Click here for the Renovate Right EPA brochure.