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Effects of Epoxy Flake Sizes

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Epoxy flake or chip coatings are popular ways to spice up the floors of commercial showrooms, garages, and some residential work floors. You have seen them in many service areas and may wonder what, precisely, gives them their look. There is a wide variety of possibilities for epoxy flakes and flooring, which is one of the things that makes them popular. Among the details that gives them a certain appearance, flake sizes can make a significant difference.

The Basic Makeup

Epoxy flake flooring is typically made of pigmented coating that holds the colorful flakes in the first layer. Once that initial layer is dry, another is added, and that second layer may have more flakes, or may be a clear seal. The flakes are called polymer flakes, or color chips. They’re made of paint that maintains its consistency in other paints.

The flakes come in a few standard sizes that can be mixed to please the owner. While the mixes can combine for hundreds of possible variations, flake size can make a big difference. It can affect the coating texture, color contrasts, overall style, and how well the floor hides the appearance of dirt.

The smallest flake size often creates a shining look that resembles glittering quartz, or sand. Due to the miniscule size of the flakes, they are not very noticeable from some angles, and so don’t provide much color contrast. The floor sometimes has a rough feel if the topcoat is thin.

Larger flakes create more contrast, while remaining subtle. Some of the mid-sized flakes make it easier to hide dirt, debris, and scuffs, which make them better suited to some for locations where that matters. Also, larger flake sizes often create a vintage or “retro” style to the floor.

Call us at Stamped Artistry. We can tell you all you need to know about epoxy flake sizes and how they’re used. We can also show you examples of the best usage for the flakes and install your perfect floor.

Epoxy Flakes and Flooring

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MetallicsHave you ever heard of epoxy flakes? Perhaps not, but you have seen them. Epoxy flakes are the spots—flakes—of colors that you sometimes see on hard floors. They not only provide decorative coloring with a wide range of options, but they protect the floor from various wear and tear.

The Look

Also commonly known as color flakes, epoxy flakes are recognizable as spots, or other shapes of color spread about and layered over one another for a burst of color embedded into the floor material. This type of flooring allows for a lot of customization; the owner can choose from almost any color combination and flake size.

The Materials and Uses

These flakes are a combination of materials, including acrylic resin, vinyl resin, and polymers. The flakes are usually small—less than an inch in diameter. They add more than color, too. They add long-term protection from:

  • General wear and tear.
  • Chemical damage.
  • Moisture damage and corrosion.
  • Loud noises—they offer mild soundproofing.

These flakes are particularly useful for flooring that experiences a lot of foot and other types of traffic such as:

  • Industrial facilities and warehouses.
  • Garage flooring—both commercial and home.
  • Professional and residential workshops.
  • Patio and other outdoor flooring.

It is possible to install epoxy flakes on your own, but having a professional do it is always a much better choice. A flooring professional can get you the precise colors you want, mix them more exactly, and find the absolute best options for you through in-depth discussions about details of which you may not be aware.

Call us at Stamped Artistry and let us be the professionals who show you more of what epoxy flakes can do for your floors. We can help you get creative and make the most of what epoxy flakes have to offer.