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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
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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
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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
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?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

How to Find the Right Industrial Floor Paint

10/16/17

Industrial floor paint products are used to protect the flooring of buildings, facilities, warehouses, and loading areas. While concrete materials are tough and durable on their own, they are prone to seepage because of their porous nature. You can see this in auto shops, loading areas, or even in your own concrete driveway as oil spills stain the material.

The porous nature of concrete means that it is also prone to chipping which means that impacts may widen cracks and dents, causing your floor to become even more compromised. A proper industrial floor paint not only seals up the porous surface, it can lessen the impact of scrapes, drops, and bumps that might otherwise damage your flooring.

Three Essential Elements to Floor Paint
The paint you choose needs to be aesthetically pleasing, but also possess three vital elements for it to work well.

Strong: The strength of the paint is vital because it is facing foot or vehicular traffic that causes scrapes and chipping to occur. The stronger the paint, the more it will hold up against the daily pressure, which means that your floors stay protected. Naturally, thicker coats of paint will help with its strength, but that will need to be balanced with the time and expense of the application process.

Durable: In addition to being strong, it also needs to last for a long time so you get the most value out of it. The durability of the paint means that it should hold up under most conditions for years before it needs to be repainted. This saves you money while causing less disruptions as frequent repainting slows down the operations of your business. Plus, if you should decide to sell the building or facility, having a strong floor paint present is considered a bonus for potential buyers.

Environmentally Safe: Most industrial floor paint products are made up of polyurethane, which is a very strong, durable material that unfortunately also has toxic properties called isocyanates. Studies have shown that while most of the isocyanates toxins are released from the polyurethane before it dries, even in its hardened state it will still give off these properties at a slower rate. This means that over time, the indoor air will become polluted with toxins that may cause allergy issues or in some cases, respiratory problems.

To avoid toxins, you should choose a paint that is low in polyurethane and considered “green” which means that the toxins present are in such low amounts that health issues are highly unlikely.
Where to Find the Most Environmentally Sound Floor Paint.

If you are looking for the best industrial floor paint that also protects the environment inside your building or facility, check out Hybrid Coating Technologies, which provides tough, durable, environmentally-friendly polymer-based paints that work for you needs all for a low, competitive price. If you are looking to protect the floors of your building, facility, or warehouse while protecting those who work inside, click here for a free estimate.   

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