By now you know that metallic epoxy flooring has an aesthetic appeal unlike any other flooring option. The mica pigments added to clear epoxy are designed to be dispersed in a variety of binders to produce a unique three-dimensional appearance with the color or colors showing through. When these pigments become agitated with a paintbrush or roller, they gather, separate, twist and turn to reflect light at different angles. Eventually, the epoxy hardens and the metallic pigments are locked into place and give a three dimensional, swirly look similar to marble. But how durable is metallic epoxy flooring?
Epoxy floors are one of the most durable systems on the market when high-quality materials are installed by experienced professionals. You can’t get the same durability from do it yourself products available in home improvement stores. When you use Elite Epoxy Floors, your metallic epoxy flooring will be able to take some serious abuse. It can handle impact from a variety of objects, the use of heavy machinery, and will even resist the effects of heavy foot and vehicle traffic for as long as twenty years.
Because of the high-gloss finish, however, metallic epoxy flooring is more susceptible to scratches than some other types of epoxy flooring. For commercial and residential interior jobs, metallic floors can be protected by applying four layers of wax. This way scratches will be embedded in the wax and not the floor, and can be recoated relatively easily. Whenever the floor is stripped and rewaxed, it will look brand new again. For exterior residential jobs, such as garages, polyurethane can be used. It offers the best scratch and UV protection for metallic coatings.
These coatings are not only extremely durable, but have many other advantages as well. Metallic epoxy flooring is easy to clean and can be customized to be low yellowing, seamless, antimicrobial, slip resistant, and chemical resistant. These floors will meet all of your performance needs and look amazing for years to come.