Metallic epoxy floor coatings are becoming increasingly popular with property owners because of their durability and aesthetic appeal. With a 10-year warranty, these stylish systems are built to last, and installing them has several other benefits.
In this post, the professionals at Rush & Reef Concrete Coatings go through the reasons for choosing this decorative flooring option in homes and businesses.
Why Choose Metallic Epoxy Flooring in Dallas?
Metallic epoxy flooring incorporates metallic pigments and flakes in your color choice. Thanks to the unique application technique, these pigments and flakes seem to float in the flooring, creating a 3-D effect. Adding the protective topcoat protects the trendy design and improves impact resistance.
Therefore, metallic epoxy flooring in Dallas is ideal for anyone wanting to create a streamlined statement piece. Other reasons for selecting this look include the following:
A Timeless Trend
Metallic epoxy offers you the opportunity to recreate marble flooring or opt for a lustrous, shimmering surface. There are several levels of the luster from which you can choose, depending on how much shimmer you prefer.
Unlike glitter, the shimmering is more subtle, creating a more refined look. What’s more, the surface is entirely customizable. You can opt for a more traditional marble look or throw caution to the wind with a choice of bright, custom colors and abstract designs.
Metallic epoxy allows homeowners and businesses to express themselves. You might, for example, choose to incorporate your favorite colors or a company logo.
Keep in mind that your floor coating will be in place for around 10 to 15 years or longer, and fashion trends can change significantly. For more reserved property owners, we recommend selecting an elegant marble effect that won’t date.
We offer a 10-year warranty on our metallic flooring. With proper care, they can last 15 years or longer in the average home environment. The floor’s durability makes it ideal in a high-traffic environment.
It is scratch and scuff-resistant, can handle heavy weights, and will not peel or flake. Metallic epoxy flooring also has impressive impact resistance, making it ideal for commercial spaces like workshops.
One of the primary reasons that this type of flooring is so popular is its low maintenance. Over time, you may need to buff out scratches or fill in the odd gouge with a patch kit. And that is only if there are unforeseen accidents.
When you install this flooring professionally, it will not lift, peel, or flake throughout its lifetime. Unlike with a paint or other sealants, you do not need to strip it and refinish the surface every few years. Regularly sweeping and occasionally mopping with warm water will keep it pristine.
Easy to Clean
The epoxy renders the underlying concrete impermeable. Spills, therefore, sit on the surface until you clean them up. We recommend cleaning spills as soon as possible as it is easy to wipe them away.
Apart from spot cleaning, you’ll need to sweep or vacuum the floor regularly. If it gets dusty, all you usually need is clean water and a mop.
Chemical and UV-Resistant
The latest developments in the industry include polyaspartic coatings. These highly durable topcoats have several advantages, with one of the primary ones being their high chemical and UV resistance.
The downside with traditional epoxy is that it is volatile in the sunshine; it will fade, discolor, and become brittle. Polyaspartic coatings contain UV filters that protect the underlying epoxy. Today, we can install our coatings outside or inside.
Combined with the high chemical resistance of the medium, this makes it one of the best flooring options overall.
Versatile and Customizable Designs
We’ve touched on how metallic epoxy coatings are a popular decorative option. However, we didn’t mention just how customizable these designs are. You can opt to add:
- And more
You can, for example, add pebbles or small seashells if the mood strikes you. We hand-cast the elements, making every floor completely unique.
Whether at home or work, you want to ensure the environment is hygienic. Unsealed concrete makes this difficult because the pores, joints, and inevitable cracks give pathogens many places to hide.
Our flooring is seamless and will not crack or peel. Combine this factor with how easy it is to clean, and maintaining a hygienic environment becomes effortless.
Keeping pathogens at bay is only one-way floor coatings improve safety. There are, however, other important factors:
- High-quality polyurea contains close to 100% solids resulting in low VOCs. You’ll be surprised how quickly the smell dissipates!
- On its own, epoxy flooring increases slip resistance. We can further increase traction by mixing aggregates into the mix.
- A high-gloss coating in a light color instantly brightens a gloomy space, improving visibility and, therefore, safety.
- Some companies incorporate floor markings to warn of dangerous areas.
Traditional epoxy took days or weeks to cure properly. Today’s formulations, however, take a few hours before they harden enough to walk on. We perfected our installation process to take just one day for the average-sized space. Thanks to our high-quality coatings, you can move back in 24 hours after we finish up.