This custom log cabin nestled next to Tahoe National Forest in Northern California had concrete floors with hydronic heat installed throughout. The owners originally wanted the floors stained and sealed but came across metallic epoxies on the web. Sweet Concrete was hired to install their metallic epoxies through the entry, pantry, hallway, kitchen, dining area, and living room. Three colors were picked for the project Bronze, Coffee, and Pearl White.
First the floors were honed with diamond embedded pads and the floor was sealed with Creto DPS. Applying the sealer expedited the drying process by pushing out any residual moisture while it cured. A thorough cleaning was done to the floors after the grinding as well. After the floors were dry the colored epoxy primer was applied. Three hours later the metallic epoxies were mixed and applied. The epoxies have to be poured right away then the puddles are squeegeed evenly across the floors. Back rolling is done with an 18″ roller to blend in the colors and smooth out the epoxies. A gloss urethane topcoat is applied over the epoxies the next day to help prevent damage from UV rays and help with scratch resistance.
The floors looked great and gave this awesome log cabin contemporary twist. Watch the video on the process below.