Is Epoxy Safe For The Environment

When you hear the words epoxy and resin, your first thought might not be to assume that an epoxy resin concrete floor coating is the friendliest material to the environment. However, with the push for a more environmentally friendly industry, epoxy resins and relatives are mostly okay! Let’s dive in a little.

Is Epoxy bad for Humans?

Polyester resins are known to release harmful gases, however, it is important to note that this is not the same type of epoxy used in our concrete coatings. Once the coating is applied and dried, the epoxy resin poses 0 threat to you or your family.

The main concern when working with epoxy resin is the allergic reactions that sometimes occur while the surface is wet. This is why you will see our Paveman Designs team wearing protective gear during the install process!

Is Epoxy bad for Humans?

Polyester resins are known to release harmful gases, however, it is important to note that this is not the same type of epoxy used in our concrete coatings. Once the coating is applied and dried, the epoxy resin poses 0 threat to you or your family.

The main concern when working with epoxy resin is the allergic reactions that sometimes occur while the surface is wet. This is why you will see our Paveman Designs team wearing protective gear during the install process!

So what about the Environment?

As previously mentioned, wet epoxy isn’t the most friendly for you or the environment. However, epoxy coatings, polyurethane, polyaspartic and silicone, are chemically inactive once they dry and are catalyzed which means they are environmentally safe.

The only time we see problems with epoxy posing a threat to the environment is when it isn’t properly disposed of. For example, if a very silly person were to pour unused epoxy in a gutter, that would be a problem.

Don’t worry, You can coat your concrete with a clear conscience!

Paveman Designs takes great caution in keeping our staff and your family safe through our entire process. We also take great care in mixing, pouring, and disposing of our materials. Our team is always available to answer any questions regarding our processes, safety protocols, etc. If you are interested in having a concrete surface in your home coated, Paveman Designs is here to get it done, safely, professionally, and beautifully!