June 29, 2022 4 min read
Have you considered an Epoxy Flake System to enhance your floor? Decorative Flake System is one of our most popular concrete coating solutions. Not surprising, since it can take on a heavier load and hide imperfections. Colored Epoxies formulated its own proprietary three layer system with an optional super UV-resistant moisture cured urethane finish coat. This Old House featured our 100% solids epoxy kits as their top epoxy solution for the 2022. Decorative Flake Flooring System provides many benefits.
1. Flake Flooring System is a SEAMLESS flooring solution that covers up imperfections.
Resinous flooring is a seamless solution. Add Flake and more magic happens because you gain ability to render minor imperfections invisible. If you correctly prep/fill and sand larger cracks, you can greatly improve the aesthetics of an older cement slab. No grout lines, crevices, or porous surface pits that make home to undesirable debris. Our epoxy resins are self-leveling.
2. Flake Flooring System is EASY TO MAINTAIN and clean.
Epoxy resins cure with a smooth finish. The finish of the Flake System is sometimes described as resembling orange peel. Applying Moisture Cured Urethane top coat will give you the ability to achieve a perfect high gloss finish with the Flake System if that’s your preference. Epoxies qualities’ such as water and chemical resistance allow for the easiest cleanup. Whether it is water or cleaning agents that are used, they will not damage the epoxy coating. Sweeping and mopping is the extent of the day-to-day care. This is a wax free economical solution to keep clean.
3. Flake Flooring System has ANTIMICROBIAL qualities.
Antimicrobial quality of the epoxy resin is inherent to the product. Microbes do not thrive in epoxy. It is a number one cost effective flooring solution for clean rooms requiring highly sensitive environments in medical or pharmaceutical industries. I bet you were not aiming to keep it this clean… but you could!
4. Flake Flooring System is DURABLE over time. Colored Epoxies guarantees NO PRODUCT CRACKING and IMPACT RESISTANCE.
Properly installed epoxy resin coatings with Flake will easily endure 20 years of functional use. Our industrial strength epoxy resin coatings resists high-impact force. Whereas traditional paints or part-epoxy products will wear out with age, peel/crack from friction or from weather related exposure, or chip from dropped object impact, the epoxy resin flooring will resist all those daily damage risks. With 50LBS of Flake as part of the system layers for a standard 2 car garage it is very unlikely that the flooring solution will suffer damages from dropped objects. If you are installing the system in a different location, you receive all the benefits with much lower risks.
5. Flake Flooring System is ODORLESS - Our Epoxy Resins are air quality friendly after they have properly cured.
Here at Colored Epoxies, we have formulated epoxy resins that are VOCs free and VOHAPs free in addition to being odor free. Our 100% solids Cycloaliphatic epoxy resins are industry leaders in specialized flooring applications. Moisture Cured Urethane top coat will require proper ventilation when being installed. Fully cured product will not maintain an odor.
6. Flake Flooring System offers FAST INSTALLATION
Epoxy Resin flooring can be installed with a negligible amount of down time as a renovation project. Depending on selected options the process takes 2-4 days. Full load bearing traffic can resume within 72 hrs when optimal temperatures are present.
7. Flake Flooring System offers LONG-TERM VALUE
Abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, water resistance, stain resistance adds significant value to Flake Flooring System over other flooring or coating options.
8. Flake Flooring System is ATTRACTIVE/DECORATIVE.
Flakes can create a pleasing illusion of stone, granite, wood or even carpet. They can even be installed on vertical surfaces and walls where waterproofing quality is desired. Flakes give a textured look to epoxy resin floors. There are variety of color, size and texture choices as well as a variety of materials flakes can be made of. Here are some of the choices are standard flake blends, mica flakes, quartz flakes, glitters, and metallic powders. Whether sparsely sprinkled or fully distributed you can find a perfect option suiting your decor needs.
9. Flake Flooring System offers SAFETY from slipping.
The orange peel texture with the full Flake broadcast offers a non-slip surface to walk on. Floor topped with the MCU UV top coat will benefit from adding a non-skid product such as OMNI NON SKID OXIDE.
10. Flake Flooring System dampers acoustics and acts as a partial SOUNDPROOFING solution. Whether it is footsteps or dropped objects - harsh sound is eliminated.
11. Flake Flooring System with the MCU UV top coat CAN BE REFINISHED with a new top coat after years of use.
12. Flake Flooring System is STAIN RESISTANT
If you are installing the Flake System in your garage you worry about staining. Hot tire pickup and tire marking is easier to remove from the surface of an industrial quality epoxy system. Tires will still migrate plasticizers into the surface but with a high quality, fully cured, 100% solids polyaspartic floor system you can clean off the marks much easier. MCU UV top coat will further eliminate these risks. This is yet another layer of super durable chemically-resistant protection.