Metallic epoxy flooring has become a trendy choice where a high-tech, exotic-looking floor is desired. Essentially, they are composed of mica pigments added to clear epoxy as opposed to pigmented epoxy. The pigments are designed to be dispersed in a variety of binders to produce a unique three-dimensional appearance with the color or colors showing through. Because the product is a clear epoxy, the final finish has a translucent and three dimensional appearance.
The key to a mesmerizing metallic floor is the artist behind it. Unlike a solid or chip system, metallic epoxy flooring produces floors that are one of a kind. Installers each have their own techniques for applying metallics. It can be applied in many ways, with various tools.No two rooms with metallic epoxy flooring are the same because even using the same technique, the particular ways the pigments move and catch the light will be different every time. The installers at Elite Epoxy have the skills and experience to give you the beautiful and unique floor you want in your home or business.
Metallic epoxy flooring isn’t just gorgeous to look at, it has several other advantages as well. Like all epoxy floor coatings, it is extremely durable and easy to care for. It can be customized to be seamless, antimicrobial, slip resistant, and chemical resistant. Not only do these floors look amazing, but they will meet all of your performance needs.
Epoxy floors are one of the most durable systems on the market. Because of their high-gloss finish, however, metallic epoxy flooring is more susceptible to scratches. For retail 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.