What is Metallic Epoxy?
Let's take a minute to talk a little about what metallic epoxy is. Metallic epoxy is an industrial-grade resinous coating system that has been enhanced with metallic pigments to produce a shimmering finish.
Epoxy coatings typically consist of epoxy resin and a hardener, which cure the epoxy into a seamless finish. In contrast, metallic finishes incorporate decorative pigments into the mixture to create a mesmerizing effect.
Let's explore why metallic epoxy flooring is so popular nowadays.
First, let us look at the investment opportunities that metallic epoxy flooring can provide. There are many ways epoxy can increase the value of your home or business, whether you’re remodeling your garage or upgrading your floors.
Another major investment that you can make with epoxy is the process of waterproofing your basement or garage flooring. This helps drastically with protecting your surfaces from experiencing water damage or being exposed to waterborne bacteria like mold and mildew.
Durable epoxy-based coating systems are primarily made for resurfacing purposes to protect the actual foundation of your home or business from wear and tear and to prevent extreme effects of expansion or contraction in the slab. Metallic epoxy finishes can provide a return investment of up to 70 percent.
In most people’s minds, metallic epoxy floors are just for aesthetic decor and therefore do not offer the same benefits as other epoxy coating systems.
The truth is that so long as a 100% solids epoxy system (or equally qualified) is combined with your decorative metallic pigments, you will produce the most vibrant, durable, and glossy finishes with a seamless surface and mirror-like appearance.
Therefore, metallic epoxy floors offer the advantages of a flooring system designed for commercial or industrial installations.
Are your surfaces going to be exposed to a lot of sunlight? Add an extra layer of protection to the surface by adding a protective topcoat clear finish. These outstanding applications for polyaspartic and polyurea finishes provide superior durability as well as chemical, UV, and solvent resistance.
Overall benefits of metallic floor coatings include beauty, sustainability, resilience, and versatility including the following:
- Resistance to chemicals and stains
- Superbly hygienic
- Long service life (depending on location)
- Nonslip and skid-resistant properties
- Easy to maintain
- The versatility of application areas
Array of Finishes
The dazzling finishes that metallic epoxy floor coatings can create have made them one of the most popular coating systems on the internet.
The material is manipulated by brushing, solvents, and blowers in order to cure it in a certain way. The use of these different methods can result in finishes that mimic the appearance of clouds, waves, and lava.
Most people do not realize that chemical reactions in the floor solutions are so sporadic that no two metallic epoxy finishes will be the same, even if they are applied by the same contractor.
When considering metallic epoxy finishes, it is important that you choose professional materials for your application or that you hire experienced installers. These special finishes will be impossible to achieve by unqualified, inexperienced contractors, leaving you with a big mess.
You will have a lot of success with your projects, however, if you choose Xtreme Polishing Systems’ metallic epoxy coating systems.
Today, the clients who present their inquiries are more sophisticated with their personal preferences. Needless to say, they expect more. Plain gray concrete is simply no longer good enough for them.
By possessing a colorful arsenal of metallic designs and finish techniques, Xtreme Polishing Systems can bridge the difference between your vision and the reality of the project.