Why Low-VOC Floor Coatings Are Beneficial for You and the Environment
When designing your garage, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the flooring. The right flooring can help enhance the overall appearance of your garage and significantly impact its durability and functionality. A standout choice in this regard is low-VOC epoxy and polyaspartic flooring. This flooring solution provides a safe, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing surface compared to traditional floor coatings.
Our team at GarageExperts® of Boise has the scoop on epoxy and polyaspartic flooring, why it’s the best choice for your space, and what could happen if you opt for a different floor coating.
How High-VOC Floor Coatings Can Impact You
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are harmful chemicals emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, including some types of floor coatings. High VOC levels can harm the environment and your overall health.
Some of the dangers associated with using high-VOC floor coatings for a garage includes:
- Severe Health Risks: Prolonged exposure to high VOCs can lead to various health issues. These include eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, and loss of coordination. More severe effects can include damage to the liver, kidneys, or nervous system.
- Negative Long-Term Effects: Over time, VOCs can cause serious health problems such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.
- Poor Indoor Air Quality: VOCs can be particularly problematic indoors or in areas with limited ventilation, like a garage. The concentrations of VOCs can be up to ten times higher indoors, leading to poor air quality.
- Odor Problems: High VOC floor coatings can also result in lingering odors in the garage. While the high number of VOCs does not necessarily mean it's dangerous, some VOCs can cause discomfort due to their strong smell.
- Moisture Damage: High VOC floor coating doesn't allow water vapor to pass through it. Over time, this can cause moisture damage to the coating and affect the floor's appearance.
On the other hand, low-VOC epoxy and polyaspartic flooring solutions, such as GarageFX® flooring, emit fewer VOCs, making them a safer and more eco-friendly option.
Why Choose Low-VOC Epoxy and Polyaspartic Flooring?
When considering a garage flooring option, it's important to look beyond mere aesthetics and consider the environmental impact as well. Low VOC epoxy and polyaspartic flooring offer an ideal combination of eco-friendliness and practical benefits, making them stand out among other options. They come with a host of advantages that cater to your design preferences and the functional needs of a garage.
Besides their reduced environmental impact, low-VOC epoxy and polyaspartic flooring offer several significant benefits, including:
- Durability: These floorings resist impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. This makes them perfect for garages, which often see heavy use.
- Fast Cure Times: Our epoxy and polyaspartic flooring, in particular, can cure in just a few hours, making it possible to complete a garage floor in a single day for commercial, residential, and some industrial settings.
- Versatility: With over 140-color options, our floor coatings can be customized to suit your colors and finish preferences, allowing you to tailor your garage floor to match your style.
- Ease of Maintenance: These floor coatings are easy to clean due to their seamless and non-porous nature.
- Quick Installation: In many cases, our epoxy and polyaspartic floor coating can be installed on the same day you contact GarageExperts® of Boise for support.
When planning your next garage makeover, consider these low-VOC options to ensure a safer, more durable, and visually appealing outcome.
GarageExperts® of Boise: Helping You Make the Right Flooring Choice
GarageExperts® of Boise offers the perfect solution with our Garage FX® flooring system if you’re considering upgrading your garage flooring. This unique system uses low-VOC epoxy and polyaspartic coatings, ensuring a safe installation process.
Beyond flooring, our team also provides various organizational products to meet residential, commercial, and industrial clients’ needs. Our offerings include cabinets and slatwall organizational systems, all designed to maximize your garage's functionality.
Our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. We work closely with you to understand your specific needs and preferences, creating customized solutions that transform garages into practical and attractive spaces.
Choosing the right flooring for your garage is a crucial decision that can greatly impact the space's performance and appearance. Low-VOC epoxy and polyaspartic flooring offer many benefits, making them an excellent choice for any garage. With our help, you can get a lifetime warranty on eco-friendly, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing flooring options.Call (208) 904-3652 today to schedule a free on-site estimate with our Boise experts.