Epoxy Flake Floor Southern Illinois

Epoxy flake is one of the most preferred decorative epoxy options. Broadcasting multi-colored flakes on the base coat of your epoxy flooring can add texture and visual appeal. Epoxy Flake Floor Southern Illinois can mimic the look of granite except that it comes with an anti-skid texture.

What is Epoxy Flake Flooring?

Epoxy flake flooring is a decorative flooring option that integrates flake pigments in epoxy. With flake pigments added to your epoxy flooring you will be able to achieve a seamless surface that is extremely durable, chemical resistant, UV resistant, bacteria resistant and high wear resistance.

Epoxy flake flooring is also resistant to dirt, grease, oil and moisture. It is likewise hygienic and clean. Moreover, this flooring solution comes in a wide range of customizable options. It is also most often used in uneven surfaces.

Epoxy Flake Floor Southern Illinois

Epoxy flake floor Jackson County and Southern Illinois is generally sprinkled over existing concrete. Multi-colored flake pigments first cover the concrete floor. Then the epoxy material is installed. When epoxy cures you will get astounding results.

Epoxy flake floors are shiny yet it is able to provide an anti-slip surface. Epoxy flake floors can handle a huge amount of foot and vehicle traffic.

When you choose to apply an epoxy flake floor Southern Illinois you are having floors that are easy to clean and maintain because it is resistant to moisture and dust proof.

Epoxy flake floors are a popular option of homeowners and businesses in Jackson County, IL because of its aesthetic appeal.

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Appearance

This is without a doubt the main reason why epoxy flake floors are a common option. Epoxy floors protect concrete floors and make them more durable. Epoxy flake floors are not only for protection and added durability but also for more aesthetic value.

Color Matching

Epoxy flaked are available in a wide range of colors and not just in gray or black. While gray and black flakes will not clash with the interiors surrounding your epoxy floor coating, it does not mean that they complement your interiors either.

Epoxy flakes are available in white, blue, yellow, red, and in basically any color you desire including blended flakes. These flakes are also available in various sizes

Epoxy Color Flakes

Epoxy color flakes are often referred to as color chips or epoxy paint chips. With a little creativity these small explosions of color can create custom epoxy floors.  

Epoxy color flakes are used to achieve a desired look. These multi-colored flake pigments are randomly incorporated into the epoxy material while it is still in liquid form thus there are no repetitive patterns.

Epoxy flakes are either natural mica mineral, or synthetic. They are available in different colors, blends and sizes. They come in either a fine or coarse appearance.

Epoxy flake colors are blended to create a specific look. They are then applied at a light, medium, heavy or full coverage depending on your preference.

It must be remembered that the epoxy flake color you choose should match the base color of your epoxy floor. Tans and grays are the most common base color of epoxy floors. If you are going to apply epoxy flake floor Illinois with full coverage then you need not consider the base coat of yo9ur epoxy flooring.

Epoxy Flakes Application

Epoxy color flakes are tossed immediately after the after applying the color coat or base coat of the epoxy coating. This is usually within 10 minutes of final back roll of the epoxy material. This is the time when the epoxy coating is still in a tacky state.

Epoxy color flakes are placed on an empty bucket. They are tossed into the air and allowed to drop over the epoxy floor a handful at a time similar to the way you would feed chicken. For a full coverage, larger handfuls of the epoxy flakes are tossed to the air.

Epoxy color flakes are not toss directly to the epoxy floor. Doing so will create dense spots in a V-shaped pattern.  

This manner of application allows the color flakes to disperse much better to the epoxy floor.

Then a layer of two of clear epoxy top coat, clear polyaspartic or polyurethane.

Applying just a thin layer of top coat over the epoxy color flakes creates a textured epoxy flake floor. On the other hand, a thicker layer of top coat does not create texture but instead a smoother epoxy flake floor.

For a full coverage, larger handfuls of the epoxy flakes are tossed to the air.

Epoxy Floor Top Coat

After the application of the epoxy flakes, any color flakes that did not adhere to the epoxy floor are taken off. The top coat is then applied.

It must be remembered that the anti-slip properties of epoxy flake floor is the same regardless of whether you opt for a smooth or textured epoxy flake floor.

Now that you know how to what epoxy color flakes are and how to use them, have fun choosing the color and size you need and desire for your home or business in Southern Illinois.

Why Choose Us?

We have been in the flooring business for many years. We have a crew consisting of expert and experience epoxy floor coating installers.

If you want epoxy flakes incorporated with your epoxy coating for your garage floor in Alton, give us a call. We can transfer to your floors what you have in your mind.

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