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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
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May 21, 2018
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May 8, 2018
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April. 3, 2018
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Polyurethane Finish Toxic or Toxin-Free

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May. 25, 2017
Low VOC Concrete Sealer

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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

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Best Concrete Floor Paint

Jan. 23, 2017
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Jan. 10, 2017
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Nov. 30, 2016
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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

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Concrete Floor Finishes

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August 20, 2015
Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings

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July 27, 2015
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July 21, 2015
Еxterior Concrete Paint

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March 11, 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
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May 29, 2013
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Jan 8, 2013
Greener Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

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Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

What Is The Best Paint for Concrete Floors?

6/7/18

You probably have noticed that garage and warehouse floors, along with driveways, sidewalks, and many roads are made with concrete. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have made and used concrete to make roads, floors, and even buildings. The famed Colosseum in Rome is made from concrete and still stands. So, given its strength and durability, you may wonder why its recommended that you use paint on top of concrete floors. 

Why Paint Concrete Floors?

Concrete is extremely popular because it is relatively inexpensive to make, is durable, and quite resilient. However, despite all its advantages, it does have one noticeable flaw in that the surface is quite porous which means that it can stain, chip, and even break apart over time without the proper protection.

The porous surface allows for liquids to seep in, such as the oil and grease found in auto repair shops that stain the concrete flooring. Removing such stains is difficult without sandblasting the surface area which can be expensive. Also, because of the porous nature of concrete, it is subject to chipping when something heavy and sharp impacts the surface.

Using the proper paints can help reduce stains, aging, and chipping of the concrete. This is because the paint coats the surface so that it is no longer porous. This means that spills do not penetrate the concrete and instead can be brushed or mopped from the floor. In addition, the aging process of the surface is limited as well, meaning that the flooring will still look in like-new condition if it was painted soon after it was created.

Finally, chipping and cracking is reduced, although admittedly not eliminated thanks to the paint that helps prevent seepage when impacted. Overall, the right kind of floor paint will do wonders in protecting concrete flooring, but there is a danger that you should know about.

VOCs
Most paint for concrete floors use polyurethane, a strong, petroleum-based substance that adds strength and durability. While polyurethane helps make floor paint possible, especially since other types of additives such as latex tend to fold under the pressure of foot and vehicular traffic along with the heat from the tires of automobiles, it also contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs represent a real health danger to those who live or work inside the property, even when the paint is fully dried. The good news is that there are effective alternative paints if you know where to look.

Effective Green Alternative Concrete Floor Paint
If you are looking at paint for concrete floors that contain little to no VOCs, you won’t need to go any further than Hybrid Coating Technologies. We offer concrete paints that are strong, durable, and safe for the environment, which will extend the life of your floors significantly. The paints created have been stripped of the VOCs, yet they retain all the positive elements that are expected from polyurethane while still being competitively priced.

If you are interested in paint for concrete floors that is safe, effective, and free of VOCs, contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies HERE

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