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A Healthy Concrete Floor Sealer

Stuffed bear rests on a healthy concrete floor sealer.Boy gives thumbs up for healthy flooring.

For your health…

There are all kinds of different floor sealers and there is a healthy concrete floor sealer. So, you are wondering what the difference is, right? Business owners, contractors, engineers as well as architects all want to be “green” today and thus are searching for a more healthy concrete floor sealer.

First, let’s look at non-healthy sealers. These are the ones that contain what is known as VOCs, which are volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds are non-healthy because they are not safe to inhale for the chemically sensitive, nor for children and pets. It’s pretty easy to spot them as they are being applied, for they emit a foul smell, usually say that the product must be used in a well ventilated area, and truly often they are a biological or chemical pollutant because they actually emit gas.

Exposure to VOCs can cause one or more of the following possible symptoms:

• Dizziness
• Fatigue
• Epistaxis
• Emesis,
• Nausea
• Declines of Cholinesterase levels
• Dyspnea
• Allergic skin reactions
• Headache
• Throat and nose discomfort
• Conjunctival irritation

A healthy concrete floor sealer on the other hand contains absolutely no VOCs, not just one that is low in VOCs. One such healthy concrete floor sealer is Silikal. Silikal believes that having environmentally sustainable building practices is of supreme importance. Thus, their healthy concrete floor sealers are LEED floors. That means that it has been highly rated in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design because it contains absolutely no VOCs!

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