The greenest floor is the one that’s already there, and in must cases, concrete is the substrate for both new and existing floors. Transforming the surface into a finished floor is far more sustainable than consuming additional flooring materials, adhesives, and transportation-related energy to install a floor covering. Moreover, most of the processes used in making decorative concrete floors – including all Lythic products – release low or no VOC’s.
Concrete floors are also more sustainable in long-term service. They are maintained with mild cleansers, not harsh solvents. They do not require the frequent waxing and stripping of vinyl tile (VCT) floors. They do not release fibers, or provide a growth environment for mold, bacteria, allergens, or dust mites, as does carpet. Concrete lasts for decades, and the finish on it is nearly as long-lasting if properly maintained.