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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

Low VOC Concrete Sealer

5/23/2017
Traditional concrete sealer products contain polyurethane and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that present a danger to your residence or business. For many years, the belief was that such toxic compounds were only dangerous when the product was in a liquid state. Once dry, it was believed that that VOCs were locked in and never released into the air again.

However, recent studies have shown that low amounts of VOCs leak into the indoor air where over time long-term exposure may cause a variety of health issues that may affect those living or working inside. Recently, a new line of low VOC concrete sealer products has been made available to the public. It should be noted that low VOC does not mean no VOC.

Applying Concreate Sealer Products
To maximize the effectiveness of the sealer, the concrete flooring needs to be cleaned, dried, have neutral pH. The floor needs to be porous to allow the sealer to sink into the surface so that it can provide maximum protection.

The first step is cleaning the floor, removing as much of the stains and discoloration as possible. This will provide the best surface for the sealer to take hold. Keep in mind that any remaining stains or discoloration will be sealed into the floor because of adding the sealer product, so depending on the condition you may want to have the top layer removed via sandblasting or other effective methods.
Once the floor has been cleaned, it will need some time to dry out completely so that no moisture is trapped under the sealer. You may open the windows or use fans and blowers to help dry the floor faster after it has been cleaned. You can test the porosity of the floor by placing a drop of water on the surface and seeing how long it takes for it to be absorbed. If it only takes a few minutes, your floor is clean and ready for the sealer.

Truth about Low VOC Sealers

There is arguably no effective concrete sealer product that lacks VOCs as part of its ingredients. This is because for sealers to work they must bond with the concrete, fill up the gaps, and last for a long time. Toxic products like polyurethane work considerably better than non-toxic materials and it;s cheap to produce. That is why many manufacturers will only replace part of the VOCs in their sealer products so it maintains their effectiveness and price.

However, you should keep in mind that while low VOC concreate sealer products lessen the chances for health issues to develop, they do not eliminate them. This means that areas where you use the sealers should be well-ventilated so that whatever VOCs are leaked into the air are removed quickly. This will help reduce the indoor air pollution which helps protect those who live or work inside.
At Hybrid Coating Technologies, you can learn more about low VOC concrete sealer products. We offer non-toxic alternatives for affordable prices that offer the same overall quality as traditional sealers. Let the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies help you make the best-informed decision about the type of concrete sealer products for your needs. For more info please feel free to contact us here

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