As more and more consumers move away from epoxy floor coating, they’re searching for new solutions.  One of the main reasons for this change is a desire for a solution that provides low VOCs.  If you’re not familiar with VOC emissions, this article is for you! We’re going to take an in-depth look to help you better understand why polyurea floor coating may be the solution you’ve been searching for.


What are VOCs

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are natural, organic gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids that are in an unstable state when exposed to room temperature conditions.  These gases are comprised of a variety of chemicals, some of which may cause health risks.  Thus, when you’re considering flooring for an indoor space, you’ll want to choose an option that provides low emissions.


Potential health risks

There have been several conditions linked to the exposure of high-level VOCs for prolonged periods of time.  According to the EPA,  few of these may include:

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Headaches
  • Loss of coordination
  • Liver, kidney, or nervous system damage
  • Cancer

Warning signs that you may be at risk include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash or allergic reactions


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Why polyurea is better than an epoxy floor coating

When investing in polyurea, you’ll be investing in a flooring solution that provides low VOCs.  By low, we’re talking a level of almost zero.  Furthermore, polyurea produces no toxic fumes during the application process.  Thus, you have a solution that is not only safer for your family than the alternative, but also for the team applying the product.


At Premier Concrete Coatings, we offer our customers epoxy floor coating as well as the upcoming polyurea.  For more information on which type of floor coating is best for your needs and requirements, contact our team at (781) 844-4925.  With years of industry experience, we’ve been providing both residential and commercial customers only the most superior levels of service.  Contact us today and have peace of mind that you’re investing with a company that cares!