5 Best Uses for Metallic Epoxy Flooring


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Metallic epoxy floors are in high demand these days, as they make a great addition to any commercial space or home. In the last few decades, epoxy floors skyrocketed in popularity. Epoxy offers so many advantages over traditional polished concrete. Some of these benefits include its chemical and stain resistance, easy maintenance, and durability.

The installation process is very simple. The epoxy coat goes right over the top of the existing concrete. While epoxy’s benefits seem solely practical, metallic epoxy offers something more: aesthetic value.

What is Metallic Epoxy Flooring?

Naturally, metallic epoxy floors retain all of the benefits of traditional epoxy flooring in addition to its dazzling appearance. Metallic epoxy is simply a regular epoxy coating with metallic pigment mixed in. This combination results in a unique wave-like, or marble-like, finish.

Metallic pigment also adds reflectivity and luster. It comes in a variety of colors and combinations, so you can achieve the look that best fits your space. Metallic epoxy floors are especially great for the following spaces:

5 Best Uses for Metallic Epoxy Flooring

1.   Showrooms or Retail Spaces

Metallic epoxy floors upgrade your showroom or retail space from ordinary to extraordinary. The expensive appearance of these floors conveys a message of sophistication and quality. Metallic epoxy has a mirror-like gloss that adds reflectivity to the room. The added light highlights your products or art pieces. Car showrooms, for example, are a great use of metallic epoxy floors. The coating is durable to withstand heavy cars and foot traffic while accentuating cars’ beauty.

2.   Lobbies or Entryways

First impressions matter, especially for businesses! The first thing guests see is the lobby or entrance to your space. A metallic epoxy floor adds beauty and uniqueness to your lobby or entryway, allowing your entryway to stand out from others. You can customize your color choices to match your existing style. Epoxy floors are quick and easy to clean as well, which is very helpful in spaces that see a lot of in-and-out foot traffic.

3.   Schools or Universities

Set your academic institution apart with metallic epoxy floors. They will brighten the learning environment and inspire creativity. In addition, a school’s floor needs to be able to withstand a lot of foot traffic without much maintenance. Metallic epoxy floors can do just that while resisting scratches from sliding chairs and desks.

4.   Restaurants and Dining Halls

Restaurants and dining halls are two places that greatly benefit from metallic epoxy floors. With frequent spills, these surfaces need to be non-slip. Epoxy’s slip-resistant coat decreases the risk of falling for guests and employees.

As mentioned, epoxy floors are known for their cleanliness and stain resistance which make them ideal for eating areas. You don’t have to worry about spills staying on your floors. Frequent sweeping and mopping as needed will do the trick. Of course, the floors offer their beauty to the dining space as well.

5.   Gyms

Metal epoxy floors will not only make your gym look great, but they are very practical and functional for this type of space. Epoxy is easy to clean from dirt and sweat with just a bucket of hot water and a mop.

More than that, these floors can withstand the weight of heavy gym machines and equipment. Whether it’s a commercial gym or a home gym, you can work out in style without having to worry about the wear and tear of your floor.

Get a Quote for a Metallic Epoxy Floor

Are you ready to transform your showroom, retail space, lobby, entryway, school, university, restaurant, gym, or other commercial property? Then trust the concrete professionals at Coating Designs to get the job done right. We’re ready to upgrade your old or cracked floor to something beautiful and functional.

About Coating Designs

We are a locally owned group of trained and certified professional installers of decorative finishes such as Epoxy, Polyaspartic, Acrylics, and other resins. We implement a 6-step process when coating your floor which is not only cutting-edge but also highly cost-effective. Installations are complete in one day, and we back your coating with a 25-year warranty to ensure great service for a lifetime.

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What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. Premier uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

Unfortunately, we must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems. If you have stamped concrete that has faded, please contact us for options in reviving it.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or pressure washing the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Most contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 5 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Orange County, FL cities and the surrounding areas including:

Orange County, FL

Location

Coating Designs of Orlando, FL

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