November 29, 2022

What Are Metallic Epoxy Floors?

Metallic epoxy flooring offers commercial environments a unique, attention-grabbing aesthetic with a number of performance benefits. With its shimmering design, customers and visitors enjoy a more immersive and artistic experience that dull, traditional floors can’t match. 

With many functional and visual perks, metallic epoxy might just be the right choice for your commercial space. Let’s take a deeper dive into metallic epoxy floor features.  

What is metallic epoxy flooring? 

Metallic epoxy is a type of epoxy that contains metallic pigments. As the epoxy and metals are mixed together and cure, the resulting metallic powder blends to create a lava-like flow or pearlescent design—creating a floor with an exotic and eye-catching appearance. 

The epoxy is then poured in place, a process that results in a handcrafted appearance for each floor. Even when the same colors are used, the finished floor will have its own unique look. No two floors are exactly the same! 

 Reflect ‘fusion storm’ in a sitting room inside a community center.

Reflect ‘fusion storm’ in a sitting room inside a community center. 

Where are metallic epoxy floors used? 

Due to their unique and stunning appearances, metallic epoxy floors are selected for high-end retail environments and areas displaying products (think showrooms.) The sleek, contemporary, eye-catching floors enhance any environment without taking away from the products or exhibits being showcased.  

Other environments that use metallic epoxy to great effect include restaurants, casinos, and even some medical facilities. Beyond appearances, these floors are valued for their slip and scratch resistance.  

Are they customizable? 

If you are looking for a truly unique floor surface that perfectly captures your vision and conveys the statement you want to make to your visitors, we have good news: metallic epoxy is customizable to match your setting. Additionally, effects can be added to the floor, along with multiple colors to create the desired look.  

 Reflect ‘smokey rain’ flooring inside a café.

Reflect ‘smokey rain’ flooring inside a café. 

How long do metallic epoxy floors last? 

Even with their main draw being the unique visual, metallic epoxy floors are also known for durability and a long-lasting lifespan. A well-regarded metallic epoxy floor with light to moderate daily use can be expected to last for at least 20 years or longer. 

As with other epoxy flooring systems, these floors are resistant to impacts, abrasions, moisture, and stains. 

Are metallic epoxy floors easy to clean? 

Like other epoxy coatings, metallic epoxy is applied as a single, seamless coat. This makes the surface exceptionally easy to clean. Most maintenance involves merely sweeping or dusting as needed. Mops and/or wet rags can also be used when needed to prevent dirt and grime from sticking to the surface. 

Metallic epoxy floors give your business a smooth, finished surface with a unique look that will make your visitors' experience one to remember. With nearly endless creative design options available, metallic epoxy lets you create a style that you can truly call your own. 

Liquid Elements’ Reflect decorative epoxy floor is available in three finishes and is resilient, offering superior underfoot comfort.  

Curious about our Reflect installations? Read our case studies and see how Reflect offered an immersive experience to a Las Vegas travel exhibit, created a chic environment for an Oregon hotel, and how it lent a New York concert arena the  VIP treatment 

Liquid Elements Artfully Poured Floors 

From customized to handcrafted floors, Liquid Elements has products that can completely transform your retail space. Reflect’s Artist Series transforms the ordinary into extraordinary with imaginative blends handcrafted by an artist just for you. Explore the many features and finishes available to find the best floor for your retail environment.