Nestled at the foot of the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain range, Folsom is surrounded by natural beauty. The city benefits from a wide variety of landscapes – both naturally developed or intentionally cultivated. A similar variety of architecture abounds in Folsom, from the old wooden floors in shops down Sutter street to the paved walkways of the Palladio.
However, it becomes a challenge when these two aspects meet. Beautiful landscapes and leafy trees often produce allergens, floating in their air until they make their way through doors and windows into buildings, offices and homes. Allergic reactions are especially strong during spring when Folsom vegetation is in bloom, and in autumn, when leaves are falling.
Indoor carpeting captures the allergens, requiring weekly or daily vacuuming – a laborious task that takes repeated effort. If the vacuuming is not good enough, allergic reactions persist for family, friends, customers or employees. Many businesses often find the efforts of their employees to clean the carpets is insufficient, and they need to hire extra help. Not only that but carpeting typically requires a professional cleaning at least twice a year – an extra expense.
How About Wood Flooring?
Wood flooring offers an exquisite look and feel. Just take a gander through some of the shops along Sutter Street in Old Town Folsom, and you’ll see what we mean. Wood floors often require less maintenance than carpeting. However, wood planks don’t have very long lifespans, especially when walked over by hundreds of customers. They also suffer in wet conditions, warping out of alignment. As they break down, particles waft into your breathing zone, along with dust and allergens, making a potent mixture for allergy attacks.
Concrete is a hard, resilient, supportive flooring that stands up to heavy traffic. When left untreated, however, concrete flooring can add to the issue. As time goes on, constant wear breaks off microscopic pieces that can turn to concrete dust. Over time, some people develop allergies to that dust. Covering the concrete with wood flooring or carpeting might help with keeping the dust from reaching your breathing zone, but as mentioned above, they each have their drawbacks.
Improve your Concrete Flooring
Thankfully, West Coast Epoxy has several options for concrete flooring that will help to reduce allergic reactions, as well as eliminate exposure to concrete dust. Polishing and overlays provide a seal over concrete flooring, protecting the surface and requiring no more cleanup that a broom and sometimes a mop. Epoxy coating takes it even further, offering no-slip protection, impact absorption, and even coved flooring to protect your walls as well as your floor. Unlike wood flooring and carpeting, epoxy coating is resistant against moisture, so mold and mildew cannot develop.
Epoxy coating is still an option for your concrete floor – even if it’s currently covered by wood, carpet, or a sealant. For more information or a free consultation, please give us a call or use our online contact form. We are glad to help lower allergic reactions in Folsom.