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What is Metallic Epoxy and is it Right for You?

One of the hottest current trends in the concrete coatings industry is metallic epoxy. It has been around for quite some time, but until a few years ago, there were only a few manufacturers really promoting it, and even fewer installers using it. A metallic epoxy floor is a 100% solids two part epoxy that is mixed with reflective pigments or mica flakes. As the epoxy cures out the aggregates suspended in the epoxy move or ‘flow’ creating looks never before possible with epoxy flooring. An artistic installer can utilize multiple colors and techniques to generate even more results which allows the customer to completely customize their floor.

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Right Place, Right Time, Right Product: A Metallic Epoxy Tale

Sometime business just comes down to being in the right place at the right time.  A while back, I stopped to get my hair cut.  The place is in a strip mall and the space next door had been vacant for quite some time.  As I was walking to the door, I noticed a guy going into the formerly vacant space which was obviously being renovated for a new business.  I followed him inside and asked about his plans for flooring.  He happened to be the owner and was going to have an epoxy flake broadcast floor installed in what would be a new yogurt shop.  I asked if he had heard of metallic epoxy flooring, showed him some pictures and within a matter of minutes, had a verbal commitment to have us do the install.

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Who Says Industrial Has To Be Ugly???

The industrial ‘look’ is tremendously popular right now.  We get lots of calls from people and businesses who are gravitating away from traditional types of flooring and toward plain gray concrete or some similar variation.  The durability and low maintenance has its advantages, and plain gray concrete may just be the next big design trend.  So when a 50 million dollar a year commercial manufacturing facility calls and wants to redo a section of warehouse floor in a room that all of their potential clients tour, industrial seemed appropriate, but we wanted to offer something that had some fashion as well as function.  After some discussion we proposed a metallic epoxy floor with a polyaspartic topcoat.

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