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May. 17, 2017
Low VOC Floor Paint

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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

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

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Low VOC Paint

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Concrete Floor Finishes

February 6, 2016
Concrete Paint – Non Toxic Floor Solutions

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Non Toxic Paint

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Painting Concrete Floors

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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

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Industrial Floor Coatings Suppliers

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Industrial Protective Coatings

May 29, 2015
Polyurethane Floor Coating

May 26, 2015
Concrete Sealer

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April 22, 2015
Epoxy Reviews

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Toxic Polyurethane

March 11, 2015
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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
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June 26, 2013
Polyurethane... As Toxic as Tear Gas?

May 29, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Dangers of Toxic Isocyanates

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Greener Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

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Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Floor Paints for Concrete

3/21/17

Concrete provides a hardened surface for your building, warehouse, or facility that is durable and resistant to impacts and spills. However, the porous nature of concrete means that it can easily stain and be chipped away over time. The good news is that there are floor paints for concrete that create a non-porous surface which makes it even more resistant.

Effective paints and coatings for concrete are perfect for warehouses, auto shops, loading docks, or any surface that is exposed to a considerable amount of floor traffic or the elements. By extending the life of your concrete flooring, you are saving on potential repairs or even premature replacement which may cost considerably more than protecting the surface with the proper coating.

Paints for wood or other types of surfaces do not work on concrete precisely because of its porous nature, so it will start peeling away quickly. Paints designed for concrete will allow any moisture that is trapped inside to evaporate so that the applied product does not blister. There are different types of paints for concrete that have their unique attributes.

Stains
Water-based stains are designed to penetrate the concrete and produce a color change which will improve the overall appearance of the flooring itself. The blending of acrylic polymers along with pigments provides a strong layer of protection that resists staining and impacts that otherwise might chip away at the floor itself.

Dyes
If you want to keep the natural appearance of the concrete or only make subtle changes, dyes that are tinted works quite well. They are low in cost, yet act like a sealer which prevents staining and chipping. You can choose from single-color dyes to translucent varieties depending on how you want the flooring to appear. A water-based dye will have more variety in the colors and provide a marbling effect while solvent-based dyes are uniform in their color application.

Sealer
Arguably the most common method of protecting concrete is the use of sealers which fill up the porous surface. You can use them to color-correct the concrete to your liking while providing a solid layer of protection to the floor itself.

The floor must be prepared before a dye, stain, or sealer is added. This means having the floor thoroughly cleaned and stripped of any existing coatings. Once properly cleaned and stripped, the paint can be applied to the flooring for the desired result. The length of time it will take for the dye, stain, or sealer to take hold is usually a matter of hours depending on the size of the floor itself.

Non-Toxic Alternatives
You may notice that many floor paints for concrete contain Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC) and other toxic properties that over time may cause health issues for those who work inside the building or facility. The good news is that there are non-toxic alternatives that provide the same color, protection, and durability. For more information, contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies to find out more about how non-toxic floor paints work better for your building and employees.

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