What’s the newest and most creative flooring style that you’ve see around?…. Metallic epoxies. Combining the latest technology with creative design and a unique coloration method you can now achieve one of the coolest looks from your epoxy floor coating using a combination of epoxy and metallic flake and pigments. The marbling and glimmering effects capture light from different directions causing a shimmering color shift. These floors can then be clear coated with a urethane topcoat to make them more scratch resistant… and the urethane can come in a matte or gloss finish. Metallic epoxy floors are a great option when the concrete is badly damaged from deep staining that can’t be removed through the grinding process. They are 100% opaque since the primer coat is a colored epoxy. Stains won’t shine through like they would if the floor was treated with a concrete stain.
Metallic epoxies can be applied between 12 to 50 mil thick (that’s pretty darn thick). Metallic epoxies and the urethane top coats are so durable and chemical resistant they can be used for applications where USDA Food & Beverage and other regulatory requirements must be obtained. i.e. food manufacturing and preparation, pharmaceutical manufacturing and dispensaries, clean rooms, commercial kitchens, laboratories and more. Other areas that these systems can be applied are garage floors, rest rooms, automotive showrooms, school gymnasium, brewery floors, concrete counter tops, restaurant and bar floors, and practically any other concrete surface you can think of.
So contact a flooring contractor in your area today and get your new floor started. Most companies are happy to evaluate your concrete floor for free and help you decide on what metallic epoxy system is best for you. Sweet Concrete offers a free concrete audit for clients in the greater Treasure Valley area including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Garden City, Caldwell, Homedale, Middleton, Kuna, Star… so call us today!
Check out the color chart from our favorite epoxy company here: Metallic Epoxy Pigments