You’ve heard of resinous coatings being applied to outdoor substrates like driveways, patios and walkways. But low odor epoxy, polyurethane and polyaspartic products and techniques can create flooring so aesthetically stunning and durable that they’re extremely popular indoors as well? Basement, living room and kitchen floors are being completely transformed! On the other hand, carpet, tile and vinyl flooring are potential health hazards…just “old-school”.
Use the Right Products
At one time, the problem with epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea-polyaspartic floor coatings was the odor. Older technology products emitted odors that ranged from mildly off-putting to downright offensive. As a result, some polyurethanes would clear a house or business of its occupants…and the odor lingered for days! The odors were a manifestation of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) these product were emitting. As they accumulated, they led 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
These days, 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 epoxies, polyurethanes, and polyurea-polyaspartics.
Hence, contractors that specialize in floor coating installations can offer a good selection of these low-odor, low-VOC products. But before letting them initiate installation (especially if it’s indoors), ask your contractor to see the product’s safety data sheet. 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. In addition, there are 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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