Metallic Epoxy Floors NJ
Project Overview: Metallic Epoxy Floors w/ Aluminum Oxide anti-slip in Polyaspartic Topcoat 3200 sq ft
Existing Conditions: Our friends over at Smart Start Academy run a high-end child development center in Hoboken NJ and they wanted a floor to wow the parents of new prospective students. There is no epoxy flooring system more eye-catching than a metallic. The finished look is a smooth, glass-like finish that has a unique and subtle reflective sparkle. No two floors will ever look the same.
Products Installed: Once the prep work was completed we applied the system primer of Fastop SL to add compressive strength and fill in all grout lines from the tile. Before it was dry we broadcast sand into the Fastop for even more compressive strength and to add something for the primer coat to adhere to. Once that was completely dry and excess sand was swept off we screened the floor using 100 grit screens to minimize the texture of the sand. Next, we applied the special order black tinted prime coat of 3569 to create a backdrop for the metallic coat. Once that was fully cured we applied the metallic coat of GP3746 with added metallic pigment of a sandbar.and white drizzle to create the effect.
Conclusion: There are endless creative techniques that can be used to create a style that you can call your own. Metallic floors are great for a number of reason beyond just aesthetics though, metallic in some cases is actually cheaper than most decorative flake and stained floor systems. High-Performance Systems offers a cost-effective metallic flooring system that still contains the strength and durability of a regular epoxy floor in this case we were able to add a special polyaspartic topcoat to make it slip-proof since small children would be running around on it. To see the full installation for metallic epoxy floors NJ watch the video above!
Preparation of Existing Conditions: To start this project we began diamond grinding the entire substrate to remove enamel finish from the existing ceramic tile and establish a mechanical profile. Next, we created keyways at all terminations by saw cutting at termination 1/8” depth and taper back to floor 2” to maintain system thickness while meeting termination elevation to ensure bond and maintain a flat surface. Once all the substrate prep was complete we vacuum the entire space and solvent wipe to remove all dust particles. Before we began applying any resinous flooring we taped up the crown molding of the entire perimeter of the floor and ran craft paper 3 ft up the floor to prevent any epoxy from splashing on the walls.
On the next and final day, we applied our state of the art top coat of GP4850 polyaspartic for scratch and slip resistance with added 220 grit aluminum oxide for even more slip protection.