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July 9, 2018
Are Concrete Painted Floors Worth the Investment?

June 20, 2018
Dangers of VOC Paint - Are They Real?

June 11, 2018
What is The Best Non-Toxic Flooring?

June 7, 2018
What is the Best Paint for Concrete Floors?

May 29, 2018
How to Find the Best Garage Floor Coating

May 21, 2018
Is Polyurethane Toxic or Hazzardous To My Health?

May 8, 2018
Are You In Danger from Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances?

April. 25, 2018
What is the Best Garage Floor Coating?

April. 3, 2018
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March. 21, 2018
Why Epoxy Floor Paint Works Best for Your Particular Needs

Feb. 5, 2018
Does Your Business Need Non Toxic Commercial Floor Coatings?

Dec. 12, 2017
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Is Polyurethane Safe? Learn Before You Buy!

Nov. 21, 2017
The Truth About Polyurethane Foam Toxicity

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
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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
Еxterior Concrete Paint

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
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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

Jan 8, 2013
Greener Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

Dec 2, 2012
Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

What is The Best Non-Toxic Flooring?

6/11/18

For decades, polyurethane has been used to provide additional strength and durability to floor coatings and paints. Polyurethane is one of the most popular substances added to a wide variety of products that include foam cushions and shoes, mattresses, floor coatings, pluming insulation and many others. This is because polyurethane is strong, flexible, and can be applied wet which makes it easier to infuse into many different products during the manufacturing process.

However, it was recently discovered that the dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found inside polyurethane products still present a danger to those living or working inside even when the paint or coating has long since dried.

What are VOCs?
VOCs are the dangerous elements in polyurethane products that have been known about for many years. You have probably seen painters and those who apply such products wearing protection, so the VOCs are not inhaled. VOCs primarily affect the respiratory system, especially those who have vulnerabilities such as asthma or other related issues.

When inhaled in large amounts, VOCs represent a real health risk. However, it was believed until recently that VOCs were only released in paint and floor coating products when they were wet. Once they dried, it was believed that the VOCs were locked in and whatever little amount was released would quickly disperse. Recent studies have shown that VOCs found in flooring products still present a danger even when it has long dried.

How are VOCs Released?

Over time, small amounts of VOCs are released into the air inside of garages and buildings and rise upwards towards the ceiling. Unlike the outdoors where the wind disperses the VOCs quickly, they build up inside over time and present a danger to those who live or work on the property. Even if the room is ventilated, the VOCs may still be present in the home, office, or facility in unhealthy amounts.
Studies have shown that even people who do not have asthma or other respiratory ailments are vulnerable to inhaling VOCs that have built up over the years. Worse, many of the issues associated with prolonged exposure to VOCs may be mistaken for other types of illnesses or reactions. This makes diagnosis difficult and the proper treatment delayed which may make the exposure worse over time.

For those who want a robust floor coating and paint without the toxic elements associated with polyurethane, there is an answer. A new line of non-toxic flooring products has been introduced which have little to no VOCs present. 

How Hybrid Coating Technologies Can Help

If you are looking for non-toxic flooring products, don’t hesitate to reach out and consult with the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies. We offer effective flooring paints and coatings that provide excellent strength and durability while still being competitively priced.  Our hybrid polyurethane work as well as traditional polyurethane, yet offers excellent environmental protection for those who live or work inside.
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