Marble, wood, tile, and granite all make for attractive flooring choices—each with its own set of pros and cons. However, if you’re looking for an option that provides unlimited customization, with unmatched durability, epoxy floors might be for you.
While previously epoxy floors were used only in industrial applications, chemical manufacturing and enhanced building standards have made it possible for homeowners to install it.
Before we jump into some creative ideas for epoxy floors, let’s go over why you should consider an epoxy floor for your home.
Epoxy coatings are cost-effective if you want a custom flooring solution. Patterned or textured tiles are often more expensive, especially if you’re getting them custom-made.
Metallic epoxy floors have the ability to transform dull, grey concrete into a spectacular canvas for your design. You can choose from a variety of colors and patterns to create a floor that meets your aesthetic (more about this below)
Epoxy floors are strong and can resist damage even upon substantial impact. This means heavy or sharp objects falling to the floor won’t easily cause wear. If you get a professional to lay down the epoxy floor, it’ll last you about 20 years—even in rough areas around the house, such as the garage.
4. Easy to maintain
If you have kids or pets around the house, ease of maintenance is probably a significant concern. In this regard, epoxy floors are great because they require simple upkeep. Food spills and accidents don’t damage the epoxy and are easy to clean up with just a mop or vacuum.
If you’re sold on the idea of an epoxy floor, you’re probably looking for some design inspiration to go along with your decision. Here are four great tips to get you started:
1. Dazzling Designs
Metallic epoxy coating can be used to give the illusion of clouds, oil paintings, and waves, and even fiery embers. You can choose designs that meet the aesthetic of the room you plan to install epoxy flooring in.
For example, an open patio could benefit from cool colors and soft accents—especially during the Florida summer heat.
Choosing a textured option for your epoxy floor can give it additional depth. Decorative quartz or mica can be added to the epoxy mixture at the time of application to give your floor a speckled feel.
Textured epoxy also has practical applications and can be added around swimming pools and in garages as a non-slip surface.
3. 3D murals and Illusions
Optical illusions for floors and walls have gained quite a bit of traction over the last few years. You can create anything from a spiral staircase to a snapshot of marine life on the floor for a bit of personality.
While you may want something more understated for the living room, bathrooms are a great place to experiment with epoxy floor designs.
For example, a calming view of a beach or the scene of a tranquil lake can help you relax and kick back while you shower.
4. Sparkling Pool
Whether you’re looking to refurbish your existing swimming pool or build a new one from scratch, epoxy finishes can help take it up a notch. The sleek, shiny finish of epoxy is great for swimming pools on its own, but you can even add designs and illusions to personalize it.
Before you decide to take on any big changes, it’s best to consult an epoxy flooring expert.
The specialists at CSS Coatings have vast experience installing high-tech flooring solutions in FL state. The company offers a range of epoxy options, including thin mil coatings, concrete finishes, and metallic epoxy flooring. For more information, you can reach out online or call 270-793-9069