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Concrete Floor Paint Ideas

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May. 25, 2017
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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

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July 12, 2016
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June 23, 2016
Low VOC Paint

May 17, 2016
Concrete Floor Finishes

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Concrete Paint – Non Toxic Floor Solutions

November 5, 2015
Non Toxic Paint

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Painting Concrete Floors

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Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings

August 14, 2015
The Best Concrete Floor Paint

July 27, 2015
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July 21, 2015
Еxterior Concrete Paint

June 29, 2015
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May 29, 2015
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May 26, 2015
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April 22, 2015
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April 15, 2015
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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
Still Using Toxic Isocyanates? OSHA Targets Isocyanates in new NEP Program

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

May 29, 2013
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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

Non Toxic Spray Foam

5/30/17
Spray foam is one of the most common forms of insulation used in the construction of homes, offices, and facilities. The spray foam is easy to use and provides a thick layer of insulation that reduces energy costs that come from heating or cooling the residence or commercial structure. Today, there are traditional versions as well as non toxic spray foam products that are growing in popularity.

Why Spray Foam Insulation is Effective
There are several reasons why spray foam insulation is so popular around the world, starting with its ease of application. Instead of having to cut and place hardened foam into walls and attics, it can be sprayed on in a fraction of the time. Other advantages include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Seals Up Joints, Cracks, and Potential Openings
  • Can Be Used in Retrofits, Renovations, and for Repair
  • Offers Greater Insulation Compared to Traditional Foam
  • Gets to Hard-to-Reach Places Quickly and Easily
  • Greatly Reduces Chances of Mold or Mildew

You’ll find spray foam insulation being used for new construction, remodeling efforts, and replacement of existing structures. It’s versatile, easy to use, and readily available at a low price. This is because the polyurethane used in most spray foams is highly effective while being quite cheap to produce. The result is insulation that works year after year that pays for itself quickly.

However, one of the growing concerns about the insulation is the toxic properties that many of them contain. While they are sealed in the foam, these toxic elements can leak into the air over time and cause health issues for those living or working inside. This is why non toxic spray foam products are gaining in popularity.

Non Toxic Spray Foam Products
While standard spray foams use polyurethane foam, a petroleum-based chemical that causes skin and respiratory issues, non toxic varieties use far less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which makes them safer to those inside. However, it should be noted that some of the more popular brands of non toxic spray foams which include plant-based oils such as soy bean and cotton denim only replace a fraction of the VOCs, often only 15% which means they still contain many toxic materials.

The reason why many non toxic products still contain polyurethane compounds is because they simply do not provide the insulative qualities without them. There has yet to be a fully non toxic spray foam that offers the same type of insulation as those that use VOCs. Still, any reduction in toxic properties while still retaining good insulation is desirable for all those involved from the technicians who first apply the foam to those living or working inside the building itself.

For more information about non toxic spray foam, contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies. They can help you choose the right products for your needs that do not have the toxic content of common spray foams. This will help you make the best-informed choice about the right spray foams for your needs.

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