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Aug 22, 2018
Why Choose Low VOC Polyurethane?

Aug 13, 2018
What is Low VOC Paint?

July 23, 2018
What is Eco Friendly Paint and Can It Do The Job?

July 9, 2018
Are Concrete Painted Floors Worth the Investment?

June 20, 2018
Dangers of VOC Paint - Are They Real?

June 11, 2018
What is The Best Non-Toxic Flooring?

June 7, 2018
What is the Best Paint for Concrete Floors?

May 29, 2018
How to Find the Best Garage Floor Coating

May 21, 2018
Is Polyurethane Toxic or Hazzardous To My Health?

May 8, 2018
Are You In Danger from Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances?

April. 25, 2018
What is the Best Garage Floor Coating?

April. 3, 2018
The Importance of Factory Floor Paint for Your Business

March. 21, 2018
Why Epoxy Floor Paint Works Best for Your Particular Needs

Feb. 5, 2018
Does Your Business Need Non Toxic Commercial Floor Coatings?

Dec. 12, 2017
Learn How to Choose The Best Cement Floor Paint

Dec. 5, 2017
Is Polyurethane Safe? Learn Before You Buy!

Nov. 21, 2017
The Truth About Polyurethane Foam Toxicity

Nov. 14, 2017
Should You Buy No or Low VOC Paint? What’s Better For You? ?

Nov. 6, 2017
A Quick Guide to Concrete Coatings

Oct. 23, 2017
Polyurethane Finish Toxic or Toxin-Free

Oct. 16, 2017
How to Find the Right Industrial Floor Paint

Oct. 9, 2017
What is No VOC Paint?

Oct. 3, 2017
Industrial Floor Paint - What is The Best Choice?

Sept. 5, 2017
Non- Toxic Paints - Are They Really Non Toxic?

Aug. 5, 2017
Concrete Floor Paint Ideas

May. 30, 2017
Non Toxic Spray Foam

May. 25, 2017
Low VOC Concrete Sealer

May. 17, 2017
Low VOC Floor Paint

April. 24, 2017
Why Industrial Floor Paint is Important for Your Business

April. 11, 2017
How Commercial Floor Coating Lowers Expenditures in Your Business

March. 21, 2017
Floor Paints for Concrete - What Really Works?

March. 10, 2017
Polyurethane Foam Toxic?

March. 6, 2017
What is VOC Free Paint?

Feb. 20, 2017
Non Toxic Flooring Options

Feb. 9, 2017
Best Concrete Floor Paint

Jan. 23, 2017
How to Find the Right Non Toxic Wood Sealer

Jan. 10, 2017
Non Toxic Clear Coat - What is The Best?

Dec. 27, 2016
Best Polyurethane Sealer for Wood

Dec. 20, 2016
Is Polyurethane Foam Safe?

Nov. 30, 2016
Why VOC Free Paints & Floor Coatings Improve Indoor Air Quality

Nov. 11, 2016
Concrete Floor Coatings - Why Use Them?

Oct. 25, 2016
Why VOC Free Flooring Products Are Important for Your Business

Oct. 19, 2016
Benefits of Exterior Concrete Floor Paint

Oct. 11, 2016
Zero VOC Concrete Stain

Sept. 21, 2016
Warning of Potential Hazards of Polyurethane

Sept. 13, 2016
Safety of Polyurethane

Aug 26, 2016
Advantages of Green Concrete Paint

Aug 9, 2016
Non Toxic Polyurethane Alternatives in Industrial Flooring Becoming More Popular

Aug 4, 2016
Issues with Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances

July 12, 2016
Concrete Floor Finish - Do You Need It?

June 23, 2016
Low VOC Paint

May 17, 2016
Concrete Floor Finishes

February 6, 2016
Concrete Paint – Non Toxic Floor Solutions

November 5, 2015
Non Toxic Paint

October 22, 2015
Painting Concrete Floors

September 9, 2015
Non Toxic Polyurethane

August 20, 2015
Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings

August 14, 2015
The Best Concrete Floor Paint

July 27, 2015
Concrete Floor Coatings - What Is The Best?

July 21, 2015
Еxterior Concrete Paint

June 29, 2015
Industrial Floor Coatings Suppliers

June 15, 2015
Industrial Protective Coatings

May 29, 2015
Polyurethane Floor Coating

May 26, 2015
Concrete Sealer

May 1, 2015
Garage Floor Coatings

April 22, 2015
Epoxy Reviews

April 15, 2015
Floor Sealers

March 13, 2015
Toxic Polyurethane

March 11, 2015
Non-Toxic Paint Solutions

March 7, 2015
New Non-Toxic Polyurethane Alternative Save Lives

March 3, 2015
Industrial Floor Coatings - Are They Toxic?

Feb 12, 2015
Dangers of Polyurethane

Jan 9, 2015
Non-toxic Floor Sealers

Nov 11, 2014
Dangers of Isocyanates

March 10, 2014
Industrial Floor Coatings – Is greener better for customers?

Dec 11, 2013
Non toxic Polyurethane – A Good Solution for Industrial Floor Coatings?

July 9, 2013
Still Using Toxic Isocyanates? OSHA Targets Isocyanates in new NEP Program

June 26, 2013
Polyurethane... As Toxic as Tear Gas?

May 29, 2013
Avoiding Another Bhopal disaster with Non-Toxic Polyurethane

Feb 22, 2013
Dangers of Toxic Isocyanates

Jan 8, 2013
Greener Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

Dec 2, 2012
Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

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Are Concrete Painted Floors Worth the Investment?

7/09/18

For buildings, warehouses, storage areas, or facilities with concrete flooring, there are multiple benefits that are undeniable. Concrete is a strong, durable, and relatively inexpensive substance that is used for flooring around the world. However, despite all its advantages, concrete still needs additional protection to maintain its integrity. That’s why concrete painted floors have advantages that might want to consider.

Disadvantages of Bare Concrete Floors
While concrete does have several noticeable advantages, there are a couple of disadvantages that you need to be aware.

Porous Surface:
Concrete is essentially a mixture of rocks that have been crushed and melded together when dried. However, even the best concrete still has pockets of air that make the surface porous. This means that liquids, dust, dirt, and other materials can seep into the concrete over time causing it to look discolored and stained.

You can see this in auto shops where oil has been spilled, but the staining and discoloration will be present in all concrete floors that have not been properly treated. 

Chipping: Another issue with the porous nature of concrete is how it chips on impact. Chips and cracks occur when something heavy enough impacts the surface over an area with air pockets present. The chipping damages the integrity of the floor and it will only get worse over time.
To correct this issue, the surface of the concrete will need to be treated and covered with the right type of paint.

How the Right Paint Bolsters the Integrity of Concrete
Concrete painted floors solve the two main issues of bare concrete. It seals the surface which prevents materials from seeping into the concrete itself and it helps prevent chipping from impacts.
The paint works by covering the surface until it is no longer porous. Now spills, dust, dirt, and other materials cannot penetrate and can be easily cleaned away. This resistance to materials also prevents staining and protects the surface for years. In addition, because the surface is now covered in paint, it holds together better when impacted by objects. In other words, it is now harder to chip the concrete and as a consequence it maintains its integrity over time.

Another advantage is that skidding caused by tires, shoes, and other objects that normally discolor the surface can now be eliminated by the protection of the paint. You will need to use heat-resistant paint to ensure that hot tires do not peel it away.

Finding the Right Paint for Your Concrete Floors
If you are interested in having concrete painted floors in your garage, warehouse, or facility, then a safe bet is to choose from the environmentally-safe products from Hybrid Coating Technologies. The protection of your concrete floors should not come at the expense of risking the health of those who live or work inside. The experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies will provide you with the right advice and selection of products that really work on multiple levels including both durability and sustainability.
Having your concrete floors painted provides a level of protection that adds years to the integrity of your flooring. For more information, contact Hybrid Coating Technologies for a free no obligation quote.  Just click here.

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