Popular for it’s unique, modern and bright look, metallic epoxy might seem like a right flooring choice for your home or business. But before you make a decision in favor of metallic epoxy, it’s important to understand the demands of your environment where the flooring is located. Not all flooring is created equal and you want to make sure you choose the right material to keep your floor presentable and in good condition.
As with all flooring materials, metallic epoxy has a number of disadvantages for your property in Tampa. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable ones.
Metallic epoxy is a custom blend and it goes on very thick, which means more material is required to cover the same square footage as standard epoxy. You’ll be paying a higher cost per square foot for such a unique, eye-catching metallic epoxy floor.
Another disadvantage of a metallic epoxy floor, is that it’s very slippery, especially when wet or covered with oil. For that reason, metallic flooring is not a good idea for areas where spills happen frequently.
Prone To Scratches
Due to its high-gloss finish, metallic epoxy flooring is very susceptible to scratches. In addition, the transparent epoxy used in a metallic floor makes apparent the blemishes, imperfections and cracks in the underlying concrete surface.
Hard To Touch Up
Though durable and resistant, metallic epoxy coatings are almost impossible to touch up. In many cases, there is no alternative to stripping the existing coating and replacing it with a new one.
Cosmetically, metallic epoxy floors are beautiful with the color disbursements, three-dimensional looks and smooth, mirror-like finishes. But practically, with all the disadvantages mentioned above, a metallic epoxy coating might not be the best choice for your situation.
If you need guidance in the decision making process, just contact Kwekel Epoxy Floors and we’ll be happy to discuss your flooring options with you. We can go over all of the advantages and disadvantages of metallic epoxy and engineer the right flooring solution for your home or business.