Decorative concrete floors won't help you loose weight or lower your blood pressure, but they do offer other health benefits for homeowners, especially for those who suffer from asthma or allergies. They can help minimize exposure to toxins in the home as well because they don't emit chemicals and won't support the growth of harmful mold or bacteria. Here's a look at some of the user-friendly qualities that make decorative concrete floors a healthy alternative, along with some tips on what you can do to make your concrete floors even healthier.

Jim Peterson,
The Concrete Network


color stained concrete They reduce allergens. Are you looking for allergy relief? Removing all wall-to-wall carpeting and opting for decorative concrete flooring can help. Carpeting can stimulate allergies because it's difficult to keep clean and often becomes a haven for dust mites, pollen and other allergens. Concrete floors can ease sneezing and congestion because they don't trap allergens and they are easy to clean.
color stained concrete They don't emit harmful VOCs
Synthetic carpets can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, as can the adhesives and padding used in installation. Some of the adhesives used under vinyl sheet goods and linoleum can also emit VOCs. Concrete floors do not emit harmful VOCs. In fact, VOC emissions from concrete building products are much lower than those for most other building materials.
color stained concrete They won't feed toxic mold. Exposure to toxic mold in homes and buildings has been blamed for ailments ranging from headaches to severe respiratory infections and immune system disorders. Mold can thrive on any organic material, especially in warm, moist, humid conditions. Unlike wood and other organic materials, concrete won't support the growth of mold, mildew and other hungry microorganisms.
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Concrete floors can be used to deliver clean heat. Concrete floors are ideal for use with energy efficient radiant in-floor heating systems which deliver clean even heat. When homes are heated with in-floor radiant heating, no air is being blown around as with forced air systems so no dust or dirt gets recirculated into the air.










Health Benefits of Concrete