When it comes to flooring, there are a lot of options to choose from. You can go with something traditional, like hardwood or tile. Alternatively you can go with something with a little more creativity, like epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring is a great option for those who want the freedom to customise their space. There are hundreds of colour options available, so you can create a look that is completely unique to you. Additionally, epoxy flooring top coats are UV stable, meaning it will not yellow over time. This makes it a great choice for those who want a long-lasting flooring solution.
It All Starts With Colour
When choosing epoxy flooring, you may get overwhelmed with just how many colour combinations you can choose from. You begin with considering the look and feel of the room. For example your garage – is it going to be a creative studio or personal escape? When choosing colour, you can match the existing home aesthetic or match it to a sporting team you love.
At SAGE Epoxy Flooring, we have access to over 200 different base coat tones! Your average choice is a grey or neutral tone. However you can choose from an abundance of bright and vibrant colours to suit your personality or purpose for the space.
You may choose to start with the flake to determine the tone used for your base coat. With 100s of flake packs to choose from, the design can vary from a natural stone look to cookies and cream combinations! The flake also gives you 3 size options; Large, Small and Nano. All options give differing design outcomes to the floor when applied. Our team are very flexible, allowing you creativity as you wish with your epoxy flooring. You can choose the density of flake application which can result in a completely different finish!
The Benefits Of Choosing Epoxy
Epoxy floors are not only beautiful but also offer amazing durability. They can last for many years without requiring any maintenance. This flooring system is very easy to clean; sweeping and mopping is all that’s needed to keep it looking perfect. With the occasional polish to make it look like you just had it installed! Epoxy floors are a great choice for those who want a low-maintenance flooring option, with a unique aesthetic and personalised quality.
When you choose to flake over leaving the base coat bare, you can have UV resistance to your flooring with a clear top coat. As each flake is UV stable, coupled with the UV resistant top coat you’ll find that the floor will never yellow. Leaving the colour the same as the day it was installed. The system has additional impact resistance and long term durability when flake is added. It is due to the flake being made from acrylic and vinyl resins which have flexible and strong characteristics.
The final bonus to adding a flake to your epoxy flooring, is that it gives some sound deadening qualities. The flake can also cover any existing cracks or imperfections to the original flooring. While also allowing for any dust and dirt to be easily swept away leaving your floor looking pristine and clean.
If you’re looking for creativity in epoxy flooring for your home or business, be sure to consult with a professional. They can assist in finding the perfect colour and style for your space. With so many options available, you are sure to find the perfect look for your needs. Epoxy flooring is an excellent way to add both style and function to any space.
To Flake Or Not To Flake
If you have a workshop or business that deals with small parts or components like screws, springs, nuts or bolts, you may find the flake may not work in your favour. The flake finish can tend to camouflage the parts if dropped onto the floor, making it quite difficult to recover. Some workshops have magnetic pickups or sweepers to be able to collect missing parts. However your domestic workshop may not typically have one around.
In industrial or micro workshops, the popular decision is to apply a plain base coat to maximise the visibility. Not only dropped tools or parts, but for easy spotting of liquid spills. The nature of epoxy allows for ease in clean up as well as resistance to staining like mainstream concrete flooring.
If you’re unsure of what finish you want for your workshop, you can start with the base coat installation. You can later upgrade to the flake if you decide you want to stylise the space later on. You also have nearly as much creative freedom in colour combinations for a plain coat – there are over 200 choices!
When looking to break away from the typical workshop look, you can use epoxy base coats to colour coordinate your space to have a visual map of where things need to go in the workshop. If you have frequent flyers in your workshop, and they never put things back where they belong, you now have the simplest way to highlight exactly where things go!
So What Will You Choose?
There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to add a flake finish to your epoxy flooring. Weighing out the pros and cons of each option will help you decide what is best for your needs. The creativity with epoxy flooring is a way to add both style and function to any space. The only real question is what will you choose?
With so many options available, you are sure to find the perfect look for your needs. Give us a call today to get started on transforming your space! The SAGE team can help make your vision come to life. With not only the flooring of your dreams, but update your walls too! We’re dynamic in skill and are able to help you fully renovate your space. Giving you creative freedom and a new escape for work or play!