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Concrete Floor Finish - Do You Need It?

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Concrete Floor Finish - Do You Need It?

Concrete Floor Finish - Do You Need It?

July 12, 2016

Concrete Floor Finishes- Do You Need It?
For many types of businesses that have shipping, warehouse, or similar facilities, a sturdy concrete floor is a necessity when it comes to handling vehicular and foot traffic. Concrete is relatively inexpensive, strong, and durable which makes it a prime choice for so many companies.

However, one disadvantage of concrete is that it is porous which means that dirt, debris, oil, and other contaminants can penetrate the surface. The result can be a permanent stain and eventual weakening of the concrete itself depending on the contaminants themselves. Fortunately, there is a simple, effective solution that businesses around the world have been using to protect their concrete floors with finishes that offer a solid layer of protection.

Essentially, this is a liquid finish that coats the concrete floor and then turns solid so that it fully covers the floor. The result is that the flooring itself is now better protected from stains and impacts that occur on a regular basis in many businesses.

Applying concrete floor finishes generally takes from 12 to 24 hours depending on how long they take to harden. The result is a layer of finish that is thick enough to resist impacts and fills in the porous areas of the concrete so that spills can be easily removed without staining the floor.

Businesses that benefit the most tend to be auto shops and garages which experiences heavy vehicular and foot traffic along with oil and other contaminants that would otherwise stain the flooring. However, it can also benefit companies with large storage areas, warehouses, and shipping area that experience a considerable amount of foot and vehicular traffic along with heavy objects being moved about.

If there is a disadvantage with some finishes, it is that some versions are crafted from toxic properties that may affect the indoor environment of your workplace. Fortunately, there are currently more non-toxic, hybrid solutions that greatly reduce this particular hazard.

Benefits of Choosing the Right Hybrid Technology for Floor Finishes
For those who may be shopping around for concrete floor finishes, going with hybrid technologies that considerably reduce the toxic properties is a wise course of action. When the flooring is first applied in its liquid state, that is when it is most likely to release its toxic properties into the air. After it dries, this issue become less threatening, but it still exists with older, traditional floor finishes.

Hybrid technologies greatly reduce the toxic properties and add environmentally-friendly substances that retain the strength and durability of older floor finishes while not compromising the indoor environment. Plus, they will last for a very long time protecting your floors while helping to keep the indoor air safe. For many businesses, the use of these hybrid substances offers considerable benefits.

If you decide to choose from the many concrete floor finishes that are available, it is generally best to pick the right hybrid floor finish that dries relatively quickly and lasts for a very long time while minimizing the release of any toxic properties into the air.

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