Creating a Safe Haven with Greenguard Gold Certified Furniture for Kids

Parents prioritize the health and well-being of their children above all else. That mindset makes selecting safe and sturdy furniture for their spaces a significant decision. Among the multitude of options available, Greenguard Gold Certified furniture stands out as a symbol of safety and quality, offering peace of mind and ensuring a healthy environment for your young ones.

EdQ Reading Nook - Greenguard Gold Certified

What does Greenguard certification mean?

Greenguard certification alone means that both the item and its manufacturing process were tested and reviewed for over 10,000 chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. 

Greenguard Gold Certification is an even more rigorous standard awarded to products which meet the indoor air quality needs of the sensitive environments where children live and play including schools, daycares, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This means that each certified piece undergoes meticulous testing to guarantee it does not emit harmful pollutants or toxins into the air, thereby safeguarding indoor air quality in each of these environments including your home.

Greenguard Gold Certified Logo

Which pollutants are tested?

A wide spectrum of chemicals are scrutinized in the certification process, such as VOCs, formaldehyde, and phthalates. These substances, commonly found in furniture materials and finishes, can pose health risks, particularly to young children who spend significant time indoors.

Dr. Sarah Baldwin, a pediatrician specializing in environmental health, underscores the significance of opting for Greenguard Gold Certified furniture for children's spaces. She explains, "Reducing exposure to indoor air pollutants is paramount for children's respiratory health and overall well-being. Greenguard Gold Certified furniture offers assurance to parents that they're providing a safer environment for their little ones to grow and play."

Which Guidecraft products are Greenguard Gold certified?

Guidecraft’s EDQ line of playroom and classroom furniture are now Greenguard Gold Certified, joining both the Classic and Contemporary Kitchen Helper lines (all colors) which received the special certification previously. Guidecraft Desks and Art Tables are next in line for 2024 testing. Note that online platforms, such as Amazon, provide curated lists of Greenguard Gold Certified furniture, simplifying the decision-making process for parents and teachers alike, and empowering them to make informed choices for their children's well-being.

EdQ 3-Shelf Open Storage - Greenguard Gold Certified


EdQ Book and Bin Browser - Greenguard Gold Certified


Look for the Greenguard Gold stamp of certification on all qualifying Guidecraft products. 

Classic Kitchen Helper - Greenguard Gold Certified
Contemporary Kitchen Helper - Greenguard Gold Certified
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