Which Epoxy Floor Style Should I Choose?

For some people, decorating their house or garage from something outdated and boring into an eye-catching and highlighting space, is a huge decision to make.

Flooring receive the most considerable amount of time to decorate, as this will be the part that is mostly used. Also, aside from ability to withstand wear and tear, the costs, house owners also want to consider the latest trend and style in decorating their home floors.

An epoxy floor coating is actually a liquid, thus it can be applied directly to existing concrete after initial preparation that will leave a virtually seamless and attractive surface. Epoxy Floorings are so stylish that when it is properly prepared and installed, it can actually look better than other flooring styles.

It is also guaranteed to last for years as it is made using grade materials, like durable polyurethanes, and polyureas.

In this regard, many people are choosing Epoxy Floorings as they exhibit durability, chemical, acid, solvent, stains and scratch resistant, abrasion, low maintenance and easy-to-clean surfaces, ability to withstand thermal shock, and extreme temperature cycling. The non-slip feature will also improve the safety around your house.

In addition to these features, the grout lines that tend to look dirty in the long run is also avoided with the use of Epoxy Floorings, because of the seamless feature. Epoxy Floorings are also naturally shiny and illuminates light, thus it will require less indoor lightning and will lets you save on energy.

 

The following descriptions on the types of Epoxy Flooring that are usually used in Garage Floorings, and they are installed will help you decide on which Epoxy Flooring you should choose.

• Solid (Matte)

solid red epoxy

Solid Epoxy is a high-build epoxy that has self-leveling properties. It has two components, one which has to be mixed to start the chemical reaction while curing. Once the chemical reaction takes place, the material hardens fully. Solid epoxy has to be applied quickly using oversized rollers and spiked shoes to move over the floor.

After the first coat of epoxy goes down and turns very thinly and deeper into the concrete, the main coat can be applied. Anti-slip can also be added to the prime and main coats to create a floor surface that is still easy to clean.

The following are the benefits of installing solid Epoxy Flooring:

  • Stops dragging dusts inside the house
  • Clean and oil does not sit on the floor, making it easier to clean
  • Reduces humidity as the concrete holds the moisture
  • Affordable
  • Wide variety of colors (white, black, red, medium grey, light grey, medium blue, medium brown, and beige)
  • Guarantees long-term use (until 9 years)
  • Solid suits every space!
solid blue epoxy flooring
solid red epoxy flooring
solid neutral epoxy flooring

• flake

flake epoxy

Floor chip Epoxy Flake is just one of the many aesthetic options of epoxy flooring. These decorative flakes can be used to achieve a variety of appearances in an epoxy flooring system. The selected multi-colored flakes are randomly incorporated into the resin system while still in liquid form. This makes the floors as a one of a kind creation where no patterns are repeated. Flakes can be synthetic or can be made up of a natural mica mineral which are available in various sizes, appearance, colors and blends.

Some of the advantages of choosing Flake Epoxy in your house are the following:

  • Simple and affordable way to customize flooring
  • Durable
  • Easy-to-clean
  • Resistance to chemicals
  • Available in 15 designs (e.g. wave, sunrise, stone, shark, shadow, scale quarry, pebble, granite, canyon, camo, etc.).
  • Promotes safety
  • Can withstand years of wear and tear on its own without requiring a sealer.

 

grey and red flake epoxy flooring
blue epoxy floor
grey epoxy floor

• Metallic - glow & stain

silver epoxy

Metallic Epoxy has metallic glitter-like pigments that are mixed into an epoxy resin before it is poured onto the floor. These pigments gather, separate,
twist and turn to reflect light at different angles, once disturbed by a paintbrush or roller.

When the epoxy hardens and the metallic pigments are locked into place, it can give a three-dimensional and luxurious look. They can be customized to extremely durable, low yellowing, seamless, microbial, slip and chemical resistant.

The following are the benefits that you can get in choosing metallic epoxy.

  • Smooth, elegant appearance that is easy to clean.
  • High level of resistance.
  • Protects the cement floor against moisture, grease, cracks and stains.
  • Durable as it can withstand the wear and tear of vehicles.
  • Lasts long without peeling or cracking.
  • Offers a variety of solid (white, black, red, medium grey, light grey, medium blue, medium brown, and beige) and
    stained (bronze, brown, copper, gold, green, ocean, onyx, orange, passion, pearl, purple, reef, scarlet, silver, walnut, and sky light) colors,
    designs and patterns.
  • Reflects lights off the floor, thus enhances visibility.
 
blue stain epoxy floor
grey stain epoxy floor
metallic glow red epoxy