Most commercial and residential garages have epoxy floors. The main reason for this is that garage floor epoxy coatings are resistant to liquid. Thus, chemical, grease and oil spills as well as snow and rain on an epoxy floor seldom causes any major stain or damage. Business and home interiors have also made epoxy floors as one of their top choices.
While epoxy floors in commercial and residential garages have an aesthetic appeal, it is the floor’s resistance to liquid, tire marks and impact that is of main concern.
However, when epoxy flooring is installed in the interiors of a business or home, aesthetic appeal takes center stage. This is where Epoxy Flake Floors come.
Epoxy flakes, colored chips, colored flaxes, whatever they are called, are color explosions that will certainly turn a dull floor into an interesting and appealing one.
Vinyl color flakes are thin flakes (about 4 mm thick) which are a mixture of vinyl resins and acrylic. They are available in various colors – single or in a combination of blended colors. Custom blends are also available to suit different preferences. Shapes are irregular and are often in 1 inch diameters. Some are 1/32 inch. For garages, ¼ inch flakes are commonly used.
When choosing a flake color, the color of the base floor should always be considered. The epoxy flakes should match the base floor color. However if the entire floor is to be covered with epoxy flakes, there is no need for the base floor and the epoxy flakes to match. Floors can also have, light, medium and heavy epoxy flake coverage.
Garages can also benefit from Epoxy Flake Floors. Wouldn’t you like a garage floor that is not only practical but extremely beautiful, too? Let’s check out what epoxy flake floors have to offer.
An epoxy floor with flakes or chips is often chosen for this reason. They simply just look gorgeous! Garages are often regarded as one of the most important areas in a home where the entire family gathers to work and play. It is therefore often the goal of homeowners to make garage floors look as fancy and gorgeous as they can get.
An epoxy flake floor can do just that – make your garage floor look aesthetically beautiful. This is not only true for garages and home interiors. Commercial areas are intended to be practical and aesthetically appealing, too.
Imperfections in the floors are not entirely hidden by an epoxy flooring. Epoxy flakes can conceal imperfections both in the concrete and also in the epoxy floor coat itself. Epoxy flakes attract so much attention that the imperfections on the floor will hardly be noticed.
Other Benefits of Epoxy Flake Floors
Easy to clean
Chemical, oil and grease-resistant
Conceal stains and dirt
Does not have grout lines in which spills can cause stains
Easy to install
With a lot of creativity you can have a unique epoxy flake floor for your garage that could last for long years. It is a simple process.
First take a look at the theme of your home. Choose a flake design that will compliment it in terms of color and design. If you have high foot traffic in your garage, opt for dark colored flakes. Decide on the size of the flakes and how much of the floor area you want covered. You can also choose to add an anti-slip protection on the epoxy flake floors.