Choosing the Flake Colours for your Epoxy Coating

Choosing the Flake Colours for your Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coating are quite popular for industrial and commercial flooring. There happens to be a variety of epoxy that may be used on floors which include self-dispersing coatings, gravelled coatings, self-levelling coating, mortar coatings, vapour barrier coatings, terrazzo coatings, and antistatic coatings. Each type of these coatings will offer a distinct advantage and disadvantage when it is compared to others.

WHAT IS EPOXY AND EPOXY COATING?

Epoxy is an adhesive, paint, plastic or other material that is created as a polymer of epoxides. It is describe coatings that are created from two components, meaning, a combination mix of two different chemicals, referred to as resin. There are many benefits that come with using an epoxy coating, compared to using other types of resins for flooring. Most importantly, epoxy is known to be the highest strength resin in the industry. They offer the strongest bond between the resin and reinforcement and allow for the construction of the lightest part and most durable modules.

An epoxy coating is a coating compound consisting of two distinct elements: an epoxy resin and a polyamine hardener. When mixed, the resin and the hardener engage in a chemical reaction that creates cross-linking of the elements as it cures. When the epoxy coating is fully cured, the resulting product is a durable, rigid plastic coating with numerous desirable mechanical properties.

WHAT ARE FLAKE COLOURS?

Colour flake, also known as Decorative Flake, Colour Chips, Vinyl Colour Chips, or Fleck are specially formulated polymer paint aggregates utilized to improve the aesthetic attributes or resinous flooring systems. It is made up of a combination of acrylic and vinyl resins and generally composed of resin materials, organic minerals, additives and various pigments. The thickness of a thin flake is typically 4 – 5 mils. Colour flake product is random in shape, sized within a standardized range, and can be also custom blended to reach optimal appearance and texture qualities with a resinous flooring system and math any décor.

WHAT ARE MY COLOUR OPTIONS?

SOLID COLOUR OPTIONS

Unlike traditional epoxy flooring and other options, decorative colour flakes are available in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles that can be customized to enhance any décor. Let your passions run wild by observing creativity and individuality with a custom flake floor. Incorporate colour schemes from surrounding construction materials and blend them to unite the design characteristics of your environments. Either set dissimilar colours at opposite ends of the spectrum to make a dramatic effect. Or include calming subtlety by pairing similar colours adjacent to one another on the spectrum.

BLEND COLOUR OPTIONS

Colour flake manufacturers have carefully customized many colour blends to suit the aesthetic and ergonomic requirements of the most challenging flooring environments. Explore these thoughtfully arranged decorative flake blends to locate a colour layout that complements your décor. Don’t settle for the status quo and don’t hesitate to make the most of our unique visualization design Tool by altering any of these blends to find the best blend for your space.

BASECOAT COLOUR OPTIONS

You don’t need to worry about basecoat colour if you have selected the full broadcast system. If partial coverage is picked, make sure you choose a basecoat colour that matches the colours of your flakes and suits surrounding environments.

FEATURES, BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS

DURABLE
Resinous flooring systems provide superior chemical and abrasion resistance over pre-engineered floors.

DECORATIVE
Enhance your high-performance flooring environment by adding custom color and texture to complement any decor.

ECONOMICAL
Colour Flakes resinous flooring systems provide a cost effective alternative to pre-engineered floors.

SAFE
Colour Flakes resinous flooring media provides and orange-peel texture that increases the slip-resistance and safety.

CLEAN
Resinous flooring systems are wax free and economical to upkeep with soap and water.

MONOLITHIC
Resinous flooring provides a seamless flow of wall to wall beauty that doesn’t not collect dirt, moisture, or germs.

LOW SOUND
Resinous flooring systems provide a seamless and flexible surface that deadens the noise of foot traffic and carts.

RENEWABLE
After years of use, efficiently revitalize your resinous flooring system by standing the surface and applying a new topcoat.

Limitations

1. Colour Flakes are random in shape to provide optimal aesthetics.

2. The colour pigments used in Colour Flakes are UV stable, however, the specifications for the UV stability and environmental durability of your coating system will determine outdoor suitability.

Although this may seem to be up to, it is always good to seek advice from epoxy flooring experts as they know much better than us. Epoxy coating provides numerous benefits for you and your home or business. Here at Renucrete, we provide wide ranges of services and our product goes beyond your expectations.