Epoxy and urethane floor coatings are undeniably, some of the most durable floor coverings for the concrete slabs. They are available in a wide range of colors and can be customized to provide almost limitless choices to suit nearly any design aesthetic.
One way to customize and make an ordinary floor extraordinary is by integrating the use of a decorative metallic flooring system. The result will be a lustrous finish, completely unique to your facility.
This decorative floor coating system utilizes clear UV-resistant epoxy, into which a metallic pigment is added. Metallic pigments are tiny, nearly glittery particles that produce an attractive effect. When it is blended with the epoxy, the particles create an exciting visual effect having multi-dimensional hues.
What Are The Advantages Of A Decorative Metallic Epoxy And Urethane Floor Coating?
These Floor Coatings Furnish All The Benefits Of The High Quality Systems, Including:-
• Exceptional durability and abrasion resistance
• Can be used for low maintenance requirements. Since, they never need polishing, buffing or waxing
• Virtually seamless application
• Moisture vapor control
• Slip and Chemical resistance
• Pathogen inhibition
A decorative metallic epoxy flooring can not only meet your performance requirements but provide a unique aesthetic that is hard to beat. These type of epoxy floor coatings can be very cost effective and are often less expensive than other flooring systems.
Below mentioned is the Process of Installation of Decorative Metallic Epoxy Floor Coatings:-
Installation Of Our Decorative Metallic Epoxy Floor Coatings Is Quite Similar To The Installation Of Other Tennant Epoxy Systems.
• Mechanically surface of the concrete slab is prepared, ensuring it is smooth and free of dust, dirt, or any foreign particles. This step may also include testing for Moisture Vapor Transmission.
• Then the opaque primer and basecoat is served which will serve as a background to the shimmering semi-translucent metallic epoxy layer to follow. The color of the basecoat will change the final appearance of a decorative metallic floor coating system.
• Lastly, the clear epoxy is mixed with the metallic pigment coating.
Even though the terms paint and coating are often used interchangeably, there are definite differences between epoxy floor coatings and epoxy paint. Epoxy paint is a latex acrylic product with small amounts of epoxy in it. While, Epoxy floor coatings are two component materials consisting of epoxy resin and a poly-amine hardener. Unlike paint, floor coatings cure rather than dry.
Application and Durability
Paint is usually much easier to apply than floor coatings. An applicator simply power washes the concrete floor surface, lets the substrate dry and then applies a coat or two of paint. Over the course of a few months bare concrete will begin to show through the layers of paint as it begins to wear off. In addition, the paint may stain easily.
While on the other hand, floor coatings have the durability to last for years. These coating systems are durable, resistant to abrasion and chemical resistant. They are non-porous, will not flake and slip resistant. However, it requires quite a bit more as far as the application process goes.
An epoxy coating consists of a two-component, high performance epoxy resin (Part A) combined with a polyamine hardener (Part B). At times, during installation various aggregates such as graded silica sand, multicoloured quartz are added.This helps to further improve the strength as well as visual appeal of the final product. On the other hand, epoxy paints are typically latex paints with relatively small amounts of epoxy resin included as a component in the product.
One you know the difference between the two, it is extremely important when dealing with job specifications. You must always remember to clarify the terms. In cases where longevity, durability and quality are important, epoxy floor coatings would be the right choice.
To avail such coatings and for Garage Epoxy Floor ideas in Mesa or Chandler, you must reach a renowned and skilled Concrete Coating Company.
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