Metallic epoxy floors are one of the greatest ever technological breakthroughs in the concrete flooring industry. It has become the most luxurious concrete flooring option on the market. It is affordable, especially when compared to other wow factor flooring options. Metallic epoxy is increasingly being specified as the principal flooring product for thousands of projects across the US. It can be installed anywhere a traditional floor can be installed; onto new or existing concrete slabs or even over a wood substrate. For those in quest of an extraordinary look for their floor will be captivated by the capability of metallic epoxy to transform any space into one of distinction. This system was designed for use when a truly exclusive flooring option is desired.
Metallic epoxy flooring is a visually stunning, environmentally friendly flooring option. It produces a dynamic, color changing, three-dimensional custom floor with a seamless showroom finish for commercial and residential solutions. There is no other flooring option that has the appeal, depth, luster and three-dimensional visual effects. Through its dramatic color, depth and patterns brings a vibrant life creating a standout environment and a new level of modern sophistication. Metallic epoxy is created by combining an ultra-fine metallic powder into a 100% solids epoxy creating depth and originality never before seen in flooring systems. By disrupting the ultra-fine metallic particles into different patterns and levels within the thickness of the coating allows the light refraction on the floor to create its visually striking appearance and brighten up any space without adding additional lighting. A one-of-a-kind elegance is generated through the illusion of basins, waves and whirling oceans of metallic plasma .
Metallic epoxy floors are by far the strongest, most durable and high-impact resistant flooring systems currently on the market. They are resilient to impacts, chipping and surface abrasion and resistant to oil, salts, chemicals, acids, water and wear. With unsurpassed durability compared to traditional flooring options, caustic chemicals are easily wiped away without worry and will not stain. Naturally moisture resistant and skid resistant, they are the exceptional choice for any home or commercial building where the flooring must withstand a high level of traffic or abuse, even vehicular traffic.
Metallic epoxy flooring is both a low-maintenance and affordable flooring choice and is regarded as a high performance floor coating. Even large areas can be coated for a reasonable cost for use as an overall long-term solution. Installation can be completed in half the time of most other traditional concrete flooring options and can also be used as a resurfacing agent for old or worn concrete.
100% Solids Metallic Epoxy & Aliphatic Polyurethane Hybrid…
As a rule, you will get the maximum performance from your epoxy flooring by using both 100% solids epoxy and aliphatic polyurethane collectively. Polyurethane is used as a clear coat protectant for your new epoxy floors. Each of these coatings works in different ways, performs different functions and has advantages in particular applications. Both provide protection against chemical corrosion, wear and damage. Both are long-lasting and reduce replacement and maintenance costs. Both increase safety with non-slip surfaces. Both increase light reflectivity by up to 300% which lowers utility bills and brightens the space.
Epoxy is a reliable coating that offers superb protection and preservation. Aliphatic polyurethane is the ideal top coat for epoxy. This hybrid provides polymer materials that have excellent thermal and stress relieving properties and impact resistance. The main purpose for the hybrid is advanced protection from deterioration or contamination. Additional advanced benefits include aesthetics, wear, non-skid, chemical resistance, ease of maintenance, physical performance and a myriad of other properties. Keep in mind that no other surface in a building, regardless of the building’s use, takes more abuse than its floors.
Like epoxy, polyurethane is also a thermosetting polymer and high performance coating. Of the differences, aliphatic polyurethane offers more flexibility which aids in impact absorption and is more abrasion resistant by as much as 3 to 1. Aliphatic polyurethane also has a higher resistance to chemicals including methylene chloride which is the main ingredient of paint thinner. The polyurethane surface is not as hard as epoxy but is more scratch resistant, tolerates larger temperature swings and humidity better. The polyurethane clear coat on top of your epoxy provides depth to its appearance, no fading, no oxidizing, no chalking and UV protection. We also add additional UVR to all polyurethane clear coats to impart extreme UV protection. The aliphatic polyurethane clear coat is available in high gloss, eggshell or satin finishes.
The problem for decision makers is to choose the most effective material and application that result in the best performance and lowest life-cycle cost. It is increasingly clear that these individuals must rely on knowledgeable people to assist in proper selection, application and maintenance of the floor coating. Our company can guide in proper material, application and long-term performance, thereby reducing the long-term cost of metallic epoxy flooring maintenance.