In recent years, more and more research has come about detailing the hazards of Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. VOCs can be found everywhere, but not, however, in V-8 hybrid floors.

Volatile Organic CompoundsOrganic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.

VOCs are harmful to humans and animals. Long-term exposure to volatile organic compounds can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. Short-term exposure to volatile organic compounds can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, fatigue, loss of coordination, allergic skin reactions, nausea, and memory impairment.

The best way to stay safe is to limit your exposure to VOCs, but unfortunately, they can be hard to avoid. Many industrial flooring companies use materials that contain VOCs, causing health risks for the installation team, contractors, and the residents or employees of the building. When a floor is installed that releases VOCs, the building must be evacuated, the crew must wear full protective masks, and the chemicals can linger in the building for months.

Luckily, V-8 Hybrid floors do not contain any VOCs during installation. We are committed to creating a safe environment both for contractors and clients. Our VOC-free floors means the installation area is non-toxic and does not need to be sectioned off. VOCs often release a smell, so the installation of this resin is odor-free. Families, employees, and clients can all stay in the building throughout installation, which eliminates any inconvenience.

The best way to stay safe and eliminate health risks related to VOCs is to stay away from them. V-8 hybrid floors are safe both for the installation crew and the residents of the building, so there is no reason to be concerned. When given the option between a toxic floor and a safe one, it is an easy choice. Install the VOC-free V-8 hybrid floors in any commercial or residential space.