Right now more than ever, it’s key that we do what we are able to in order to boost our immune system during the pandemic. Indoor air pollution, in fact, causes around 50% of all illnesses! Common sources of indoor air pollution include manufactured wood products containing glues high in formaldehyde, dust mites, mold spores, mildew, and some cleaning products, outgassing from toxic paints and finishes, and carpeting. Concrete flooring not only looks great (especially with epoxy coating), but can help lower exposure to nasty toxins, making it easier to breathe. A lot of the advances in concrete flooring product formulas and low VOC concrete flooring contributes to clean indoor air quality. Read on to learn more about the benefits of concrete flooring in keeping your spaces hygienic. Florida Epoxy provides epoxy floor coating Broward County residents trust. Call Florida Epoxy at our Miami headquarters today!
Concrete Flooring Creates Healthier Indoor Environment
Concrete flooring is not only great for the environment, but also has many health benefits, such as:
- Allergy relief- Carpeting can be one of the biggest contributors to allergies since it’s so hard to keep clean and can become a haven for dust mites, pollen, and other allergens. Concrete floors don’t trap allergens and are very straightforward to clean, unlike carpeting.
- Better indoor air quality- Exposure to toxic mold in buildings has often resulted in an array of ailments such as headaches to severe respiratory infections and immune system disorders. Mold is able to thrive inorganic material, especially in warm and humid conditions. Synthetic carpeting can give off volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, and so can some of the products that accompany carpet installation, such as adhesives and padding. Certain adhesives used under vinyl sheet goods and linoleum can also emit VOCs. Mold and mildew don’t grow on concrete floors!
- No more air-blown dust- Concrete floors are also great when paired with energy-efficient radiant in-floor heating systems. When spaces are heated with in-floor radiant heating, no air is being blown around, like with force-air systems, and dust and dirt doesn’t get recirculated into the air.
Epoxy Floor Coating For Your Concrete Flooring
Polished concrete floors treated with epoxy flooring are toxic-free since they are not treated with chemicals or sealers that can emit harmful VOCs. Concrete floors are also extremely simple to maintain and need only periodic sweeping or wet mopping with mild, non-toxic detergents. Medical facilities often use concrete floors with epoxy since they have minimal ill effects on indoor air quality.
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Concrete flooring is highly versatile and doesn’t trap dust and mildew the way that other types of flooring do. Polished concrete floors provide many benefits such as keeping your indoor air quality high through lowering exposure to toxins. Epoxy floor coating is a perfect complement to concrete floors, since it protects your concrete floors from chemicals, spills, and heavy foot traffic. Florida Epoxy provides high-quality epoxy flooring for Broward County and the surrounding areas. Call Florida Epoxy at our Miami headquarters for your epoxy flooring needs today!