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April. 3, 2018
The Importance of Factory Floor Paint for Your Business

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
Learn How to Choose The Best Cement Floor Paint

Dec. 5, 2017
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
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
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
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
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

Why Epoxy Floor Paint Works Best for Your Particular Needs

3/21/18

For home and business owners, protecting your property means more than just retaining its aesthetic appeal, it means protecting its value if you should decide to sell it. Even if you have no plans to sell, the property will belong to someone else someday, so it’s in your best interest to maintain the overall value. One simple, effective way to retain the appearance and integrity of your concrete flooring is by using epoxy floor paint.

What is Epoxy Floor Paint?

Floor paint is similar in some ways to the paint you place on your walls, but because it must handle floor traffic from people, items, and even vehicles, it is made with resilient epoxy that provides substantial strength and durability.

Most epoxy paints contain polyurethane, a substance that is derived from oil and is quite strong, durable, and flexible. Floor paints made with polyurethane hold up year after year when applied to the floors of garages, loading areas, auto shops, warehouses, storage and manufacturing facilities.
The paint itself is applied wet and when it dries, the epoxy hardens into a tough, durable substance that not only resists foot traffic, but also the heat generated from the tires of vehicles. This means that you have great flexibility in how the paint is used since it will hold up under normal conditions for a long time. Plus, you can choose from a wide variety of colors and even apply texture so that the paint has more grip which helps prevent slips and falls.

The Dangers of Traditional Epoxy
With all the advantages of epoxy floor paint, there is one downside to the traditional versions. Polyurethane contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can damage the lungs and cause illness over time. Until recently, it was believed that the VOCs inside the polyurethane were only released when the epoxy was wet. However, studies have demonstrated that even when dry, the paint will release VOCs in smaller amounts into the indoor air.

This means that the VOCs can start to fill your indoor environment and over time present health issues to those who live or work inside. For home and business owners who want to protect their families and employees, there are green alternatives that work.

Green Alternatives
Green versions of epoxy either glean or replace the VOCs found in polyurethane which greatly reduce the dangers of exposure. This means that far fewer VOCs are released into the indoor environment and regular ventilation will help to reduce the risk of exposure to an even greater degree.  
If you are looking for epoxy floor paint that contains environmentally-friendly ingredients and poses no danger to those living or working inside, then Green Polyurethane by Hybrid Coating Technologies can solve your problems. Green Polyurethane offers a strong, durable product that contains few, if any VOCs thanks to using alternative materials that provide the strength of polyurethane without the dangers to the health of those inside. If you are considering a green form of epoxy floor paint, contact the experts at HCT here at this link HERE.  

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