Every project is a custom project, so we like to refer to anything beyond a normal paint job as "Artistic." Epoxy coatings in the hands of skilled contractor can be the equivalent of high quality paints in the hands of Michelangelo. You know, the guy who painted the Sistine Chapel? The only difference is one painting is meant for a wall (ceiling), and our paintings are meant for your floor. One is meant for looking at and the other is meant for walking on.
There are a number of systems and styles that can be made into an artistic look. We can create logos using stencils, special color patterns, different textures, and even different finishes. There are an unlimited amount of creative things that can be done with epoxy and urethane coatings. Below are some of the most typical systems in the market, right now, but we are not limited to just what is on this website.
Metallic epoxy is the pinnacle of science and artistry combined. It is also the most asked for system in the residential world. The process begins by pouring out a base coat, or primer, of one color. Along with parts A and B, a part C is added to the mix. The part C is actually very fine metal shavings that weigh differently. Then, a second color is poured in an uneven fashion. That second color also has metal shavings inside. The second color is swirled around until the epoxy contractor reaches the desired look.
It is the metal in the epoxy that gives it the name, Metallic, and it also is what gives the floor the cool three dimensional look. The floor looks as if it has multiple layers woven into it, because of the different weights of the metal. The metals actually sit at different levels within the epoxy coating! They are precisely the correct weight in order to keep some of them floating and allow some of them to sink to other levels!
The reason this is such a feat is because the coatings are very very thin. Epoxy thickness on the floor is measured in "mils." A mil is about the width of a piece of standard letter paper. Find a piece of paper; turn it flat and level with your eyes, and that is 1 mil. A normal metallic epoxy floor should measure between 10 and 20 mils, or 10 to 20 pieces of paper thick.
Metallic Epoxy is just as durable as your standard epoxy floors. It looks beautiful, but it is tough. Especially when top coated with a clear, high performance, urethane; a metallic epoxy floor can withstand just about anything you can throw at it.
Call today to schedule an appointment with a professional to find out if Metallic Epoxy is the right choice for your project.
Stencils and Patterns
Stencils and patterns can be another awesome looking floor that will immediately grab the attention of anybody that sees it. There are an infinite number of ways epoxy can be manipulated through stencils, tape, multiple colors, and multiple textures. We can create a custom pattern for you, or you can design the patterns yourself. It would be pretty cool to be able to tell your visitors that you designed the floor. Think about that for a second.
Stencils are pre-made and tape to the floor. They can be anything your mind can conceive, since they can be made to order. We also have many stock stencils available if you're not the creative type.
Special no bleed painters tape is used in various widths to create patterns. Want to match the pattern of a specific luxury tile floor you saw in a magazine, but don't want to have to have the tile replaced in 2 years because it's lost its original luster? No problem, because it can be done.
These types of flooring systems usually take longer to complete, because of all the detail work involved. Please plan accordingly, and be aware that, the more complicated a pattern, the longer it will be to finish the project. Although, the wait is always going to be worth it.
Penny floors are beginning to catch on as the new crazy thing to do in residential homes and bars. The patterns that can be created can be either two or three dimensional. We can even create optical illusions with the pennies. This type of system is extremely time consuming. Each penny must be placed individually and by hand. Each pattern meticulously laid out ahead of time. Finally, once the pennies are in place, it gets multiple coats of clear urethane or epoxy.
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