You’ve heard of epoxy coatings being applied to outdoor substrates like driveways, patios and walkways. But did you know that the more “cutting-edge” coating products and techniques can create flooring so aesthetically stunning and durable that they’re extremely popular for indoor flooring as well? Basement, living room and kitchen floors are being completely transformed! Carpet, tile and vinyl flooring on the other hand are potential health hazards….just “old-school”.
Use the Right Products
However, one potential problem with resinous floor coatings can be the odor. Older technology coating products can emit odors that range from mildly off-putting to downright offensive. Some polyurethanes can clear a house or business of its occupants in a jiffy…and the odor can linger for days!
The odor is a manifestation of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) the product is emitting. And VOCs are simply not healthy. As they accumulate, they lead to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and a host of potential health issues. So what should your contractor do? Simply use the right products!
Low Odor and Low VOCs
Customers expect “green” low odor and low-VOC floor coating products for indoor installations. The good news is that new coating technologies have created high-quality, low-odor industrial products.
Contractors that specialize in floor coating installations can offer a good selection of these low-odor/low-VOC products. So before initiating installation (especially if it’s indoors), ask your contractor to see the product’s safety data sheet and look for a VOC of less than 50 grams per liter. By definition, anything higher is not “low-VOC”!
Great Product Selection
At Garagefloorcoating.com, we offer a great selection of low-odor and low-VOC products including our moisture-mitigating Hydro Polymers, Low Odor Poly Hybrid and concrete repair products like our ZYCRETE PMC-120 and Duracuire Fast Cure Concrete Patch system. All are low-odor and low-VOC…no heavy metals, no phthalates and no added formaldehyde.
We even offer low-odor floor coating systems that are specifically designed for interior installations. After our products fully cure, the floors are virtually inert and produce little to no “out-gassing” (…while out-gassing will occur for months after installation of carpet and vinyl tile).
If you’re considering the installation of a resinous floor coating system in your basement, kitchen, living room or any other interior living space, get a professional epoxy floor installer who uses cutting-edge industrial, green, low-odor, and low-VOC products.
You’ll get an aesthetically stunning floor that’s durable for years to come…with the added benefit of a cleaner, healthier and safer living space.
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