Broadcasting into epoxy coatings is a great way to add different amounts of texture and different looks. There are many different things that can be broadcast into the floor. The main materials used are paint chips, crushed glass, sand, and several aggregates. Broadcasting solves issues like extra durability, aesthetics, and traction. Depending on our goal, we can sprinkle, toss handfuls, or completely cover the floor with broadcasting materials.
There are three basic levels of broadcasting: light, medium, and heavy. Often times, a heavy broadcast can be referred to as a double broadcast. Doing it twice guarantees every square inch is covered. Each level of amount will wholly alter the appearance and texture of the floor.
Paint chips can be used to create some beautiful floors. They come in numerous colors, and can be combined to accent each other. Black and white is a popular choice, or pick your favorite teams colors. A lighter broadcast of paint chips will leave a lot of the primer coat, while a full double broadcast will give the effect of a textured, shiny, floor.
Crushed Glass and Other Materials
Crushed glass, flint shot, and sand are some of the most common things to broadcast for traction. We can add just a little to the coatings to ensure the surface does not get slippery, or we can add a lot to be 100% certain the floor is not slippery. The deciding factor between what level of broadcasting to do is how much traction you will need versus how easily you want to be able clean your new floor. The more aggregate you have in your floor, or the more you broadcast, the rougher it will; making it nearly impossible to mop in some cases. Usually the best way to clean a heavily broadcast floor is to hose it off, because it can tear apart your mop. Heavy aggregates also catch a lot of dirt that shows much faster than less aggregates.
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