Many people are first made aware of metallic epoxy floor coatings because they find a picture on the internet of a beautiful floor that looks elegant and unique, or see the coating in a nice restaurant or showroom. Some may be puzzled by what material is being used, and some may be wondering if a metallic epoxy floor is right for their needs.
What is a Metallic Epoxy Floor Coating?
A metallic epoxy floor coating is quite simply a low yellowing epoxy, with a metallic pigment mixed within. In other words, tiny, almost glitter-like pigments are mixed into an epoxy resin and then poured onto the floor or substrate. When these pigments become agitated with a paintbrush or roller, they gather, separate, twist and turn to reflect light at different angles. Eventually, the epoxy hardens and the metallic pigments are locked into place and give a three dimensional, swirly look. The installation technique is what determines the final look of the floor and is a critical part in attaining the desired look.
Advantages of a Metallic Epoxy Floor
These coatings are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also have many other advantages. Metallic epoxy floor coatings can be customized to be extremely durable, low yellowing, seamless, antimicrobial, slip-resistant, and chemical resistant. Not only will these floors look beautiful, but they will meet all of your performance needs. They are great for places like waiting rooms, showrooms, restaurants, galleries and more.
Stampcrete of Kansas City uses the MarbleWrap brand for metallic flooring.
Our installation process:
Make floor repairs
Moisture barrier of a solid color of epoxy
MarbleWrap metallic coat
SatinWrap low shine top coat
These floors are never perfect. This a more of an artistic style of floor and there will be imperfections in the final product(approximately 10% imperfections).