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ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Non Toxic Flooring Options

2/20/17

With indoor air pollution becoming a primary concern due to its negative effects on health, more homeowners and business owners are looking for solutions that are free of toxins. Unfortunately, one of the most popular flooring options is carpeting which has a detrimental effect on indoor air pollution. Carpets contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include carcinogens such as benzene, formaldehyde, and stain repellents which make them a long-term hazard to the health and wellbeing of those living or working inside.

If you are looking for non-toxic flooring options, there are several available for both business and residential use. Here are a few less toxic flooring options.

Ceramic Tiles
This is a popular, safe option that is easy for homeowners and businesses to maintain. While the tile itself is free from toxic substances and will last a long time under normal use conditions, the grout used may be another issue. In this case, good ventilation is needed during the installation process so that any toxic properties in the grout will be dispersed before it hardens.

Hardwood Floors
A popular option, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Hardwood floors are also quite attractive and relatively easy to maintain. While the wood used is all-natural, care must be taken to use a proper non toxic finish so that there are no VOCs in the product itself. Of course, hardwood floors can be rather expensive and they are only suited for floor traffic. Do not confuse this type of floor product with laminate flooring which is synthetic and looks like hardwood. Laminate flooring contains high levels of formaldehyde which is a carcinogen.

Linoleum & Vinyl Floors
You’ll find both types used extensively in predominantly residences because it is inexpensive, yet highly durable. For those looking to save money, linoleum flooring works quite well and can last upwards of 40 years and is crafted from all natural products. However, vinyl flooring is made from petroleum-based products and presences a threat to indoor air pollution levels in your home. Plus, it only lasts roughly half as long as linoleum, so be sure to choose carefully before making your final decision between the two. In addition, many major retailers are now pulling vinyl flooring from their shelves based on the information about their toxic properties.

Before You Make Your Purchase
You’ll want to check the following off the list before you make your final decision about which type of flooring to choose for your residence or business.

  • Avoid carpet
  • Avoid products that have stain resistant treatments
  • Look for non toxic flooring options and check the materials used
  • Avoid vinyl and focus on ceramic tiles, linoleum, and hardwood flooring options

By sticking to non toxic options, you can have flooring for your home or office that is safe and does not contribute to the indoor air pollution. For more information about non toxic flooring options, contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies and learn more about what is available for your home, office, warehouse, or facility.

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