Reasons To Consider
Metallic Epoxy Flooring
When most people hear the term epoxy flooring, they immediately think about the rugged, boring and glossy flooring systems that you see in commercial facilities in movies. While epoxy flooring can be customized in this matter for ultra-efficient maintenance, there are options for decorative epoxy flooring. Which epoxy flooring is the best for decoration? The metallic epoxy flooring of coarse! With a metallic epoxy, there are many more benefits than meet the eye and there will be a lot catching your eye with this floor coating. So today we are going to be outlining the 5 main reasons why you should use a metallic epoxy floor coating. Let’s get started!
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- Foamy Waves
- Slow Burning Embers
- Puffy Clouds
- Sand Dunes
The best part about this coating is that no matter how hard another contractor tries, your flooring will never be perfectly replicated, or even by your contractor!
Though the flooring system may be beautiful, that doesn’t mean that it will require hours of maintenance like other decorative flooring systems. Thanks to the seamless and nonporous surface of epoxy, your flooring will never really require any tedious workloads for maintenance. All you really need to maintain your metallic epoxy system is a standard wet mop and a soft-bristle broom to keep your epoxy lasting as long as possible while looking as good as possible. Maintaining your epoxy will never lead you in the direction of messy waxes or expensive polishing equipment either, giving it the nickname of,” The Carefree Flooring System.”
Another common misconception about metallic epoxy is that it can only be used in low traffic and light duty areas. This, however, is completely untrue! Metallic epoxy uses the 100 percent solid epoxy base, which is the same base used in the industrial epoxy flooring system! By using this epoxy base, you can use metallic epoxies in the following areas:
- Living Areas
- Grocery Stores
Another reason why metallic epoxy is a versatile flooring system is that it is one of the few flooring systems that have been approved by the USDA for use in areas that handle sensitive and perishable goods ranging from food and beverage processing plants to medical facilities such as operating theaters. The only limitation that you will face when using metallic epoxy is the use on exterior concrete.
Rapid Install Times
While metallic epoxy sounds like it will take a long time to install, it really doesn’t take much longer than a standard epoxy flooring system. Epoxy is a time-sensitive product and will activate in the bucket that it is mixed in if it is not used fast enough! As an example, when applicating a metallic epoxy flooring system in a standard 2 car garage, you can expect the installation process of the flooring system to take 4-5 days. While this may be a long time to some, this includes the 72 hour cure times required before the flooring is ready to be parked on, provide storage space and simply be used. But, the flooring is able to be walked on in as little as 24 hours after installation
A Great Investment
When using an epoxy flooring system in your home, you will be excited to know that the floor coating is an amazing investment no matter which way you look at it. One of the key benefits of metallic epoxy is that they have the ability to last upwards of 20-30 years when they are both professionally installed and properly maintained. Thanks to this long service life, the lifecycle costs of your metallic epoxy will be less expensive than other traditional concrete coatings such as polished concrete and stamped concrete. Not only can the epoxy last decades, but it has also been tested and proven that epoxy can make your underlying concrete slab last 2-3 times longer than other traditional concrete coatings. With all of these benefits in mind, you can see a 5% percent increase in the value of your home!
So, in conclusion, you can see that there is very little that a metallic epoxy cant provide so if you are looking for a flooring system that will revolutionize the way you see flooring, metallic epoxy may be for you!