metallic epoxy flooring

Metallic epoxy is a hot new trend in high-traffic flooring that offers a unique style, and adds dimension to any space. The smooth, glass-like finish and shimmering surface enhances interior floors, and offers the flexibility to create your own individual look.

Epoxy is widely considered one of the best possible materials for a working floor. Combining excellent strength and durability, with low maintenance costs, epoxy is perfect for a wide variety of businesses. From warehouses to laboratory ‘clean rooms,’ epoxy is practically ubiquitous.

There’s only one issue: basic epoxy flooring tends to be a plain gray color. While there is potential for customization to complement aesthetics and your brand, most epoxy flooring tends to be utilitarian. In many scenarios, this makes sense. A warehouse or assembly line doesn’t need attractive flooring; it just needs to work.

But what if you’re looking for something different, something to put in public-facing spaces to impress guests? For that, there’s a special variation on epoxy:  Metallic epoxy.

 

Metallic Epoxy Brings A Wow Factor To Working Floors

Metallic epoxy is formulated like standard epoxy flooring, but with one key difference: the introduction of tiny metallic pigment throughout the epoxy mix.  Once the epoxy is poured, smoothed, and left to cure, the result is absolutely dazzling.

A metallic epoxy floor is filled with metallic pigments to create sparkling swirls and wave-like patterns.  There’s even an element of dimensionality, giving depth and character to the floor.  Better yet, every metallic epoxy floor is completely unique.

The swirls and sparkles will never be the same between two different floor installations. There’s even an added level of reflectivity to metallic epoxy.  Particularly creative interior design could utilize colored lighting and reflective elements to add even more pizzazz to a space’s visual presentation.

This makes metallic epoxy a perfect choice when you really want to impress visitors, or make your business stand out when people walk in. You can select from a wide variety of color combinations and style with creative techniques.


Metallic epoxy floors are particularly good for:

  • Foyers and entryways
  • Sales floors
  • Hotel lobbies
  • Showrooms
  • Fashion centers
  • Children’s facilities
  • Display or exhibition halls
  • Vehicle dealerships
  • Educational facilities
  • Museums
  • Marijuana operations
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    Metallic Epoxy Floors – All The Benefits Of Epoxy, Without Compromises

    Our customers sometimes wonder if metallic epoxy is in any way weaker or more difficult to maintain than traditional epoxy, and the answer is no. There are no tradeoffs, aside from metallic epoxy being moderately more expensive due to its unique formulation.

    Metallic Epoxy Flooring Solutions

    Metallic epoxy is formulated like standard epoxy flooring, but with one key difference: the introduction of tiny metallic pigment throughout the epoxy mix.  Once the epoxy is poured, smoothed, and left to cure, the result is absolutely dazzling.

    A metallic epoxy floor is filled with metallic pigments to create sparkling swirls and wave-like patterns.  There’s even an element of dimensionality, giving depth and character to the floor.  Better yet, every metallic epoxy floor is completely unique.

     
    Flooring Strength

    Epoxy is one of the hardest and strongest materials you can use to create a working floor.  It’s exceptionally resistant to crushing damage, capable of holding up even heavy machinery.  Vehicle dealerships, for example, could display as many cars or trucks as they like without fear of damaging the floor. It’s also great for high traffic areas.

     
    Sterile Surface

    Epoxy creates a seamless edge-to-edge surface across an entire floor, conforming to all elements of the floor’s topography.  There are no cracks, seams, or other breaks in the floor which could allow contaminants such as mold, mildew, or bacteria to thrive.  This makes it an excellent choice for any situation where cleanliness is a necessity.

    As with standard epoxy, metallic epoxy can also be mixed with antimicrobial agents to make it even more resistant to contaminants.

     
    Simple Cleaning

    All types of epoxy flooring are simple to clean and maintain.  Typically, all you need is to hose it down with water, along with more thorough cleanings once or twice a month.  Few other flooring types are this easy to maintain.

    One warning: avoid using abrasives when cleaning epoxy, as the surface can potentially get scratched.  This is a particular issue with metallic epoxy, since the cloudiness of abrasions will stand out and lessen the visual impact.

     
    Safe Walking

    Despite how shiny epoxy is, it still provides high levels of grip for people walking around your facility.  Your workers and customers can use it without fear of slip-and-fall accidents.

    However, be sure to clean up any spills quickly.  Epoxy does become slippery when wet.

        
    Chemical Resistance

    In general, epoxy is highly resistant to most chemicals, adding to its long-term durability.  If you have reason to believe certain particularly caustic chemicals may be spilled, it’s often possible to alter the formula to add resistance to those chemicals.

     
    Floor Installation

    Basic installation includes a three-step installation process using a epoxy primer, the formulated metallic epoxy with metallic pigments in your custom color combinations, and a clear protective top coat. Additional top coats can be added for increased scuff resistance and greater protection against constant motion. Metallic epoxy floors can be installed quickly with minimal downtime, and the three dimensional look adds color and depth and provide a finished look to conventional floors – making this a popular solution for retail spaces, lobbies, and showrooms, and a preferred solution among interior designers.

     

    Black Bear Creates Custom Designed Metallic Epoxy Flooring and other Flooring Solutions For Commercial & Industrial Applications

    For over thirty years, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete has been the northeast’s go-to source for the best in working floors. We’ve handled floors for a huge variety of businesses and industries, from warehouses to medicinal marijuana operations.

      

    In every case, our goal is to thoroughly understand your business and your needs, then create a custom flooring solution which will provide superior value for years to come.

    To learn more about metallic epoxy floors, or any of your options in resinous concrete floor coatings, just contact us for a consultation.


    Common Uses

    • Residential & Commercial
    • Schools/Universities
    • Lobbies
    • Retail/Showrooms
    • Garages

    Benefits

    • High Durability
    • Water Resistant
    • Seamless
    • Decorative Colors
    • Unique Styles
    • Quick Installation