Both metallic epoxy and standard epoxy systems transform the appearance of floors in garages, offices, restaurants, bars, dealership showrooms, basements, kitchens, and more. Although the two share similarities, there are also several distinct differences. If you want to change the look of the floor in your home or business, start by learning what separates these two flooring solutions, making it easier for you to select the right one for your application.
As for similarities, both metallic epoxy and other epoxy flooring systems produce a beautiful surface with incredible shine, durability, and a long service life. They also are resistant to things like stains, oils, grease, abrasion, impacts, and chemicals. For that reason, you will never go wrong choosing either one.
However, there are also differences, mostly in the look of the finished product. Metallic epoxy floors can be coated with acrylic sealers, as well as other products, including SunOne Polyaspartic. You will enjoy not only the benefits that epoxy offers but also those from a more durable and abrasion resistant top coat. For example, when used in conjunction with SunOne Polyaspartic, the floors become even more durable, as well as impact, abrasion, harsh chemical, UV light, and foot and vehicle traffic resistant.
The other difference between the two types of epoxy floors is that metallic epoxy contains flakes or pigments of color that produce a three-dimensional look. The result is a floor that has the appearance of rippling water, flowing lava, or craters. Compared to other epoxy flooring systems, this gives you a one-of-a-kind look, meaning no other floor has the same design effect. With SunMetal FX, you even have a choice of 12 beautiful metallic pearl pigments, which will create a subtle or bold look depending on the installation technique.
If you have a professional business, perhaps an insurance company, law firm, or CPA agency, then a small volume of metallic flakes would suffice. However, a higher quantity would give the floor a more dramatic appearance, perfect for a theater, video arcade, or bowling alley.