When it comes to concrete, the main thing that comes to mind is gray, dull, and boring flooring. However, there is a multitude of ways in which concrete is getting a huge turnaround. One of those ways is metallic epoxy. This treatment creates a floor that pops with color and draws the eye in with its intricate design and pattern. It can immediately transform a space from shabby gray, to an extraordinary and eye-catching room that is sure to spark interest from your visitors.
So what is metallic epoxy?
Metallic epoxy is a treatment for concrete floors that can be used in a variety of spaces, both residential and commercial. The treatment is applied by our professionals using a roller, and involves a basecoat, the metallic epoxy, and a clear topcoat. It’s important to let the layers dry in between, so that it looks beautiful and lasts for a long time.
Since it is a metallic epoxy, it is generally vibrant and shiny. The floor goes on glossy and offers a translucent shine. There are a large variety of metallic epoxy colors, ranging from blues and greens, all the way to loud reds and oranges. Many people opt for basic colors, like black, white, or tan. The epoxy process gives them visual interest by using multiple color tones.
If metallic epoxy sounds like it may be the solution for your residential or commercial space, contact our experts at Alpha Concrete Coatings. We service from Ogden down to Provo, including Salt Lake City and Park City. Together we can help you determine colors, pricing, and installation.
The benefits of Metallic Epoxy
There are numerous reasons to choose metallic epoxy for your space. One of the main ones is affordability. Using an epoxy on concrete is much cheaper than covering the floor with another material, such as tile or hardwood. It still provides a space that looks classic and beautiful, with a modern spin.
While other flooring options just come as is, with an epoxy floor, you have complete creative control over your space. You can choose the design and color combinations, as well as the visual effect of the epoxy swirls. In addition, your floor will be entirely unique—no two epoxy floors are ever the same.
Metallic epoxy is also incredibly durable and strong—it will last a long time with low maintenance and it is easy to clean. Most concrete floors that are treated with epoxy last a much longer time period than plain concrete, or other types of flooring, simply because the hard flooring and the hard coating of the epoxy. You can enjoy the translucent shine for years to come.
One of the biggest draws of metallic epoxy is the different effects and colors that you can create. The decorative patterns can be more circular, resembling the shapes of a lava lamp. They might also form soft waves, or strong line breaks. In addition, they can resemble marble, creating the visual effect of stone. If you’re feeling particularly colorful, they can even include glitter and extra shine, truly setting your space apart.
One Color Tone
One of the most common techniques is utilizing one color to create a colored effect. Essentially, two tones of the color are used. Since they are similar, they blend very well together, but add extra dimension, creating a visually stunning space. This option is commonly used to create soft waves or a marbling effect.
Two Color Tones
If you’re looking for a bolder look, then you might opt to do a two, or even three color combination. These take colors from different sides of the color wheel and combine them into different patterns. This contrast creates a more eye-catching version of the coloring, one that is sure to be the talking point of your space.
Metallic epoxy boasts so many options that it can become easy to get carried away. We encourage you to limit the colors that you choose to two or three, as that will create the visual interest you desire, without making the space look too busy.
If you’re looking to give one of your spaces a facelift that is both beautiful and visually interesting, an epoxy flooring might be the best option. It’s easy to install and it’s affordable, as well as being incredibly beautiful and easy to maintain. For more information about metallic epoxy, visit our experts at Alpha Concrete Coatings. We can show you a selection of patterns and color combinations, offering our expertise on what would look best with your space.