Epoxy flooring is one of the most popular flooring choices for both commercial and residential properties. It has a long life span, is resistant to scratches, stains, fading, or peeling. Epoxy also has an attractive finish that you can customize with different colors and textures. The best part about epoxy floors is all the ways they can be creatively designed to perfectly fit any space.
Here are four creative ideas for your next project:
Mix Metallic Paints Into Your Epoxy For A Sparkly Effect
One of the best aspects of epoxy is that it allows more creativity with your flooring design. For example, mixing in paint effects or metallic paints will create a fun sparkly effect as light reflects off of them. This works particularly well with metallic paints, as the glimmer of light off of them makes it look like a mirror. Mixing in paint is made easy because epoxy flooring is non-porous and can be cleaned very easily.
That means that if you do make a mistake or don’t have an exact color match to your wall paint or your other flooring, you can just wipe up the paint and start again. Adding a sparkle effect to your commercial epoxy flooring can help make a space look and feel larger as well by reflecting the light around it. You can create lots of custom designs on your commercial flooring by mixing in paint effects.
Add In Concrete Bits For a Rustic Look
One way to give your epoxy floors a rustic feel is by adding in concrete bits. This will give the surface an uneven, textured look that lends a natural feel to the space. Concrete bits, which are generally made of limestone or marble dust and resin, can be added in with any color epoxy that you choose for your flooring project. This will give the concrete bits an opaque look that they wouldn’t have if used alone. You could also use this same trick on your countertops for a complete look.
Rustic flooring is a great option for a beach house or any other space where you want to bring the outdoor elements inside. Using this technique will make your epoxy flooring look like flagstone, which is perfect for anchoring rustic décor styles in place. Don’t limit yourself to concrete bits, though. You can also use sand and pebbles, like you would find on a beach, to create the same effect for your epoxy flooring project.
Use Different Hues Of Paint Pigments To Change Up The Color Scheme
A quick and easy way to completely change the look of your epoxy floor is by changing up the color scheme. Different hues of paint pigments can be used on top of a similar base coat, depending on which one you’re looking for in terms of vibrancy or tone. This works best if done while doing a full coverage epoxy job but can also be done in a space that has already been prepped and cured.
You could even go with two different schemes for the same room – one by day when you’re working or entertaining and another at night where it’s just your family members staying there. Just make sure to take into account how much heat (natural sunlight) the room gets and the time of day, as it will affect how much light shows through onto your floor. This idea is particularly great for any space where you’re looking to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Add Some Metallic Flakes For A More Brilliant Finish
If you want your epoxy flooring to look more unique and shiny, adding metallic flakes is the perfect way to elevate your space. Metallic flakes typically come in different shades and colors like silver or gold and can be sprinkled on top of any part of the surface. It has an immediate effect, making it even more alluring for customers looking for a luxurious epoxy floor. The good thing about metallic flakes is that they’re available in different shapes and sizes.
You can choose to have them as flakes or purchase large sheets of metal leaf, which are usually used on top of gesso, paint, etc. If you’re planning to use the latter option, make sure you choose the right epoxy flooring with a smooth surface, which can be easily covered by gesso. The end result is truly amazing. Just make sure to not go overboard with the amount of flakes you use so as not to dilute its impact.
Go Ahead and Give Your Floor a New Look
Epoxy flooring is an affordable and versatile option that can add character to any space. The possibilities are endless with the number of designs you could do on your floors. Just think about all the options available to you, including different colors and levels of sheen. With so much variety at your disposal, it’s no wonder why more people are taking advantage of this option for their homes or businesses.
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