Indoor Air Quality is Not Compromised When Using Concrete Products

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Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC's, are harmful airborne toxins that are emitted from certain finishes and materials in our private living spaces as well as public spaces. Most particle board used in the construction of counter tops, for instance, are made with formaldehyde which off-gases VOC's. When using concrete as a building material for both exterior and interior uses, we reduce VOC levels of concentration. The surface treatment of concrete can also be a nontoxic stain. As stated in the article "Why Concrete is a Healthy Alternative" in ConcreteNetwork.com, "Concrete floors and walls [also] won't support the growth of toxic mold"!-EE