My NEW FURNITURE! IKEA LANDSKRONA Sofa (MORABO) with Chaise and Chairs | Review and Assembly
This video is how to put together IKEA's sofa with chaise that was called Landskrona at the time that I bought it. Looks like the line is now called MORABO. So if you're confused about what is what, they look the same.
It can be difficult to find furniture that's non-toxic and budget friendly. Trust me, I know. I have liked IKEA furniture (not all their stuff, but certain kinds) for a while. Their commitment to European safety standards is impressive. And they adhere to strict standards in the U.S.
I have found that I don't have chemical sensitivity reactions to the products that I have picked there (I am choosy, though, and not everything is something I would buy). And the fact that it's easy on the budget is nice, too.
If you are buying furniture online at IKEA USA for delivery or to pick up in the store, you can have some issues. You MUST look at my experience with IKEA online customer service in the US before paying for anything on your credit card. Here's my experience: https://www.getgreenbewell.com..../ikea-usa-online-ord
A previous IKEA walkthrough video and what I would have bought: https://youtu.be/dN30nujImXw
For truly non-toxic furniture, here's some great ideas below. They can be pricey. But they are long-term, great investments if you can afford them now.
Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I might make a commission if you purchase anything through the link.
Savvy Rest (great sofas, loveseats, and more): http://savvyrest.com/ref/86195/1
Amazon (on my personal store I have links to furniture I'd buy): https://www.amazon.com/shop/getgreenbewell
Organic Mattress Store: https://www.theorganicmattress.....com/collections/org
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This is IKEA's statement about chemicals in their furniture when I emailed them about a year ago. Feel free to contact IKEA Customer Service with your specific questions.
"Thanks for contacting IKEA.
Formaldehyde occurs naturally in the environment as a colorless gas with a distinctive odor and it is an essential part of all living cells - for example in all fruits and trees. Formaldehyde occurs naturally in wood. In furniture, formaldehyde is used as a binding material for glue, lacquers and paint. In textiles, formaldehyde is used in different resins and adhesives. It is included as binding material in the glue which is used for the production of products made of particleboard, for example.
For many years, IKEA has required all lacquers used on our products to be formaldehyde-free. We put a lot of effort and resources into lowering formaldehyde emissions, especially targeting the glue used when producing wood based products. The purpose of our work is to develop and implement low emission board and to improve the glue applications used in production. Together with the industry concerned and our suppliers we work to improve production techniques, materials, sourcing and glues in order to lower formaldehyde emission levels.
The IKEA limit value is approximately half of the European limit for individual wood-based materials. We apply strict limits for all markets. The limits decided within IKEA are kept by a comfortable margin to the stated limit values.
IKEA requires formaldehyde free surface coatings (lacquers, paints); this means that the final product will have an even lower emission level than the individual materials.
Half of the European E1-limit corresponds to the strictest level (Phase 2) of the California (CARB) regulations for board materials. The IKEA boards, particleboards and fibreboards correspond to the CARB phase 2 requirements. The same applies for plywood, and the CARB level 2 in this case is even stricter than half of the European legal limit, it corresponds to about 1/3 of the European limit.
We work closely with our suppliers to continually improve and implement quality routines and procedures. As part of our quality assurance program, we do continuous random tests for both the materials used in our products and the finished products.
As a global retailer IKEA has a significant responsibility in developing products that are safe. Our ambition is to work to always improve the material and the production methods used in the manufacture of our entire product range.
We will continue to strive with our supply partners to reduce formaldehyde as much as possible. We will improve material and production methods, and provide our customers with products that are as consistently safe as any in the world."