Of all the places you want to feel safe in, your home is #1 on the list, especially if you have children running around. Your floors play a huge role in the overall safety of your home, both in their overall condition and in how easily they get slick or dirty. You may wonder whether or not having floor coatings installed could be the right move for you and your family to make in order to make your house safer. Floor coatings can greatly improve the safety of your garage, after all, so shouldn’t they make your house safer too?
Here’s what you need to know about how floor coatings can make your house safer and how a coated concrete floor compares to other types of flooring in your home, so that you can determine what type of flooring works best in different areas of your house.
Can Floor Coatings Make Your House Safer?
If you don’t like the look or maintenance carpet requires, hardwood, tile, or concrete floors are here for you. Concrete floors are stunning, sleek, urban, with a cool industrial edge to them. However, they can make your house feel cold – and they’re very hard to fall on. Plus, concrete can crack.
If you’re considering getting a floor coating for your home’s interior floors, you likely already know all about the aesthetic appeal they can provide. They can transform a space, making your floors look so much more expensive and so much more cohesive with the rest of your interior design. If you want beautiful floors, a custom floor coating can certainly give you that.
But what about safety?
There are a few ways a floor coating can make your house safer.
As previously mentioned, floor coatings are very customizable. This doesn’t just apply to their colors or their styles, but also to their textures and properties. Some people love a glossy, smooth floor, while others who are more concerned about safety might opt for one with traction. This helps to minimize the risk of slips and falls.
Floor coatings are also reflective, which improves visibility. This makes it safer to walk around your house, especially when it’s dark out, either due to an early morning or the sun setting obscenely early in the dead of winter.
Plus, floor coatings protect your floors from damage. They reduce the risk of water damage, cracking, and more. This also makes them safer to walk on, as you don’t have to worry about tripping over a crack in the floor in the hallway.
What About VOCs?
When you have a floor coating installed in your garage, VOCs are still a concern, of course, but they’re a bit less so than if they were in your home. Your garage is easy to close off from the rest of the house, and you can open the garage door in order to air it out.
However, when it comes to getting a coating inside your home, that’s another story. Especially if you have children and/or pets, you don’t want to have to worry about harmful VOCs lingering in the air.
This depends on the type of floor coating that you have installed. Some have stronger VOCs than others. Epoxy coatings, for instance, tend to have very strong VOCs that can linger for days on end. Polyaspartic coatings, on the other hand, have less VOCs.
Bear in mind that the manufacturer of the coating itself plays a role here. Depending on the manufacturer, some coatings may have stronger VOCs than others.
Solid Custom Floor Coatings Utah uses RESINWERKs polyaspartic floor coatings, which are made to have little to no VOCs. This means that when you have an indoor floor coating installed, you won’t have to worry about strong chemical smells you need safety masks to breathe around.
If you would like to learn more about the VOCs and indoor applications, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more detailed information!
Are You Considering Having Indoor Floor Coatings Installed?
The best way to ensure that a floor coating improves the safety of your home is by having it professionally installed. The experienced team here at Solid Custom Floor Coatings Utah cares about ensuring that your needs are met and that your floor coating brings your vision to life. Our detail-oriented professionals pay great attention to safety and quality. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a job well done.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!