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Many people are first made aware of the metallic epoxy floor coating because they find a picture on the internet of a beautiful industrial floor design that looks elegant and unique, or see the coating in a nice restaurant or showroom. Some may be puzzled by what material is being used, and some may be wondering if a metallic epoxy floor coating is right for their needs.

metallic-epoxy-flooring-1What is a metallic epoxy floor coating?

A metallic epoxy floor coating is quite simply a low yellowing epoxy, with a metallic pigment mixed within. In other words, tiny, almost glitter-like pigments are mixed into an epoxy resin and then poured onto the floor or substrate. When these pigments become agitated with a paintbrush or roller, they gather, separate, twist and turn to reflect light at different angles. Eventually, the epoxy hardens and the metallic pigments are locked into place and give a three dimensional, swirly look. The installation technique is what determines the final look of the floor and is a critical part in attaining the desired look.

What are the advantages of a metallic epoxy floor?

metallic-epoxy-flooring-2The metallic epoxy floor coating isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it also has many other advantages. Metallic epoxy floor coatings can be customized to be extremely durable, low yellowing, seamless, antimicrobial, slip resistant, and chemical resistant. Not only will these floors look beautiful, but they will meet all of your performance needs. They are great for places like waiting rooms, show rooms, restaurants, galleries and more.

Want to know more?

Protective Industrial Polymers’ DecoSpec line of flooring systems includes LumiSwirl Decorative Metallic Pigments. For more information on DecoSpec systems, click here.

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