-Epoxy Flake Systems-
Epoxy flake systems ( or epoxy chip systems ) are available in a wide range of colors and flake styles, making it a highly versatile and customizable flooring option. These systems are usually applied to garage floors making the concrete highly chemical and slip resistant. These systems are 100% opaque making them a great option for old garage floors that have excessive stains, divots, or cracking. You can customize the color combinations with infinite possibilities to achieve a personalized appearance and texture that is great for garages, commercial spaces, and more.
Epoxy flake systems are usually installed by preparing the concrete by honing and or thoroughly cleaning the concrete, applying a permanent penetrating sealer that waterproofs the slab, applying a colored epoxy primer, applying a colored epoxy base coat that the flakes are broadcast into, then top coated with a urethane clear coat in matte or gloss finish. A higher end system is after the colored epoxy primer is applied, a colored polyurea is applied and the flakes are broadcast into the polyurea, and then clear coated with another coat of clear, high gloss polyurea. Both styles are highly chemical scratch, and slip resistant but the polyurea system out performs the traditional epoxy flake system in all areas.
Here are some of the benefits of epoxy flake systems:
- Highly Durable. Epoxy / urethane and epoxy / polyurea floor coatings create an impervious barrier over of the concrete substrate onto which they are applied. This makes the floor scratch and chemical resistant which prolongs the lifespan of the concrete floor.
- Easy to Clean. Epoxy flake systems have the benefit of being virtually seamless, eliminating cracks and creases where dust, mold, and bacteria tend to gather and grow. This makes the floor really easy to clean. You can hose the floors down and most chemical cleaners will not damage the sheen of the floor.
- Customizable Features. With applications across numerous industries, epoxy flake systems can be customized to better suit the needs of any particular setting. You choose from various textures to help aid against slip and fall incidents, color combinations to match your home or company’s theme, etc..
Make that dream of the custom garage floor a reality by calling your local contractor today. If you’re in the greater Treasure Valley area including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Garden City, Caldwell, Homedale, Middleton, Kuna, or Star call Sweet Concrete because we’re experts at installing these amazing garage floor coatings. It’s time for the upgrade, act now!
Check out some of the epoxy flake color combinations here.