Epoxy Floor Styles

Epoxy Floor Styles

Each choice in epoxy flooring comes with a set of attributes which greatly enhance the flooring of a building. The durability and spill/stain resistance makes it an excellent flooring for harsh conditions. It’s non-slip and takes a great deal of foot traffic with minimal, easy maintenance.  Once a building owner or homeowner decides on epoxy flooring, the next step is to choose a style. Even form of epoxy, once poured and cured, will have a vastly different look. One of them is sure to please.

Within each style, there is a vast range of colors and looks. Generally speaking, the more complex the application and the more coats, the higher the cost will be. Here are the three basic types of epoxy flooring:

Solid

Solid is generally a matte color and offers the advantage of affordability and dust control. It’s the cleanest-looking epoxy because the solid colors don’t have variants which can make the cleanliness of the floor questionable. It also offers tremendous longevity.

Flake

Epoxy flake is decorative, and the natural mica material (or synthetic, which is also available) flakes are incorporated into the flooring while it’s still in a liquid form. The quantity of each color can make each floor unique and beautiful. Once the epoxy cures, the flakes won’t–flake. They are stable, durable, and retain their unique color and form. Epoxy flake is a popular option for garages since it’s tremendously chemical resistant. It stops the concrete dust entirely and makes the garage brighter when lighter colors are used because it’s so reflective.

Metallic

Metallic epoxy uses metallic glitter material to create a highly three-dimensional look from a two-dimensional floor surface. A primer coat will add depth to the finish.  Ripples, swirls, drizzle, blending, and other options are possible. Once it cures, it’s smooth, durable, and microbial surface produces an exotic, dazzling finish favored by high-end retail stores, salons, upscale nightclubs, and restaurants. It can provide a solid color or a color which looks more stained in appearance. Metallic stains are luxurious, glossy without being slippery, and reflective. Once it dries, a final gloss coat can be added.

Regardless of which type of epoxy is used, the result is gorgeous and upkeep minimal.  Low maintenance and longevity make epoxy flooring an excellent value for the money. Epoxy offers very few problems beyond occasional dusting or mopping.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

How to Choose an Epoxy Floor Coating Color

How to Choose an Epoxy Floor Coating Color

Whether you’re planning to use an epoxy coating or concrete stain in a garage, living room, or somewhere else, sometimes choosing the right color can be challenging. Is it better to go bright and bold? Something neutral? A homeowner wants all facets of their home to reflect their tastes, even if it’s the basement or garage. Today, we’re going to talk about how to choose an epoxy flooring or stain color. 

Neutral colors

Neutral colors are classic. They never go out of style and blend well with everything. A neutral color keeps options open and offers natural beauty, allowing the other colors in the decor to make a statement. In a situation where there is potential for a lot of dirt, neutral colors save the day because they hide everything. 

Brown

Brown is rich, warm, and rustic. Browns are a bold, beautiful choice which brings the room alive. If a homeowner chooses brown, the office or area will exude a natural ambiance. Plus, it will allow features or decorations to stand out. 

White

White is another classic. There is a reason why so many ceilings are white–white makes a room feel big. If a homeowner chooses white, it will exude a clean openness and breeziness. While white can be a challenge to keep looking spotless, people who enjoy white are not afraid of a little work, or a small amount of dirt. Pristine white epoxy can be a dream come true.

Colors

Cool colors can range from unusual to exotic. Cool colors such as blue and green stain or epoxy are soothing and create a calm effect. Reds, yellows, and oranges create a bold, cheerful option. People who use color aren’t afraid to express themselves.

Black

Black is pure drama in epoxy. Black shines and gleams in a way that says it’s not messing around, but beware that it will absorb the light in the room, which can be dramatic, or create a feeling of cramped quarters or claustrophobia.

If the room already has a color theme, epoxy flooring can blend in or be a complementary element. A room or garage can become a reflection of the homeowner’s personality by just changing the color of the flooring. Or, epoxy stain or coating can create a focal point and change the whole feeling of the room.

Stained concrete or epoxy flooring can take decorating to a whole new level. A homeowner can enjoy easy-care, gorgeous flooring which lasts for years.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

What to Look for in an

What to Look for in an

Once a homeowner decides they’re interested in having epoxy flooring, polished or stained concrete, it’s time to consider what they want from an epoxy flooring company.  There are fundamental traits which a customer should seek in the company and product they choose for their flooring project

There are some of the things a flooring solution company can offer which make hiring a pro worth the investment.

Products and professionalism

During the exploratory process, look at the different products they offer and the colors and styles of each. Determine if their rep explains the process and communicates options effectively. If they are punctual and professional, these are also good signs. You know the kind of people with whom you want to do business and shouldn’t have to settle for less than the best. 

Make sure the product you choose is one which meets your needs and doesn’t require more attention or maintenance than you’re willing to give it. Also, it should be able to stand up to the demands of the area where it’s applied.

Skill in their craft

An epoxy flooring expert has specific training and years of experience in floor coatings and polishing. When the craftsmen come to perform the job, they will use professional tools and equipment to ensure a perfect application. 

This assures that the result will transform an eyesore concrete floor into a smooth, even, and elegant product. The project will be strong, durable, and last for many years with minimal care.

Results

The best way to determine if an epoxy flooring company is right for you is to look at examples of their work. Meet with their expert, discuss options, and see floors they’ve already done. For instance, we have before and after pictures on our website so potential customers can see some of their options.

Reviews

Often, a flooring company will come to the attention of a homeowner through friends and relatives, but another way to see what customers have said about them is through online reviews.  If they have a solid history of good reviews and customers express satisfaction, that’s a good sign. 

The Wow factor

After the flooring is applied, it’s essential that you’re happy with the results. Money spent on a long term investment like flooring should have outstanding results. Our goal is that every customer, whether they are a commercial or a residential client, should be supremely happy with their new floor.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

Epoxy Flooring Can Provide Relief for the Allergy Sufferer

Epoxy Flooring Can Provide Relief for the Allergy Sufferer

Everyone has one of those friends who is constantly sneezing and sniffling due to allergies. It might be your best friend or neighbor, a co-worker or loved one. Or, it might be you.

The cost to allergy sufferers isn’t limited to the money spent on tissues or allergy medication. It also doesn’t stop at the resulting ear, throat, and respiratory infections which allergies can trigger. It also costs the lost moments of joy the person with allergies misses.

Medical professionals are compassionate: said one local physician, “My own experience with allergies is that when I sneeze five or six times, I have to cross my legs, so I don’t pee my pants.”  

Fighting back

One of the more unusual ways allergy-sufferers control their allergies is by controlling their environment. That control extends to textiles they permit in their homes and offices. “The first thing I did was rip out the carpeting in my new condo,” said one, “The second thing I did was to have epoxy flooring treatment instead of replacing that flooring with some other allergen-trapping textile.”

Clean is so clean!

One of the benefits of epoxy flooring and polished or stained concrete is the ease of cleaning.  Carpet and many forms of tile trap dirt and mold spores into the cracks and fibers, which are then released when the air conditioning kicks on, when someone turns on a fan, or even when someone walks into the room. Epoxy flooring doesn’t permit dust, dirt, mold spores, or other allergens permeate the floor, which means there are fewer to kick up and fly around the room.  

What about other sources?

A good number of allergens settle into a home by finding their way into the house, most often through the front door. The beauty of epoxy flooring is that it can be cleaned easily, meaning that even when allergens find their way in, once they land, they can be banished with a damp mop.  A doormat or throw rug at the front door will also prohibit some allergens from getting in by collecting dirt before it spreads to the rest of the premises.  

Epoxy flooring isn’t the miracle cure for allergies, but given that it doesn’t trap or hold allergens, it gives allergy sufferers a real opportunity to fight back because it’s easier to keep a home clean when the flooring is friendly. 

Modern, gorgeous epoxy flooring can be one of several measures an allergy-sufferer can take to cut down on the contaminants which enter their home and create an unhealthy environment.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

Epoxy: A Business Flooring Solution

Epoxy: A Business Flooring Solution

Foot traffic can be savage on flooring, so it should come as no surprise that many businesses and offices are turning to epoxy flooring to meet their needs for durable flooring which will stand up to constant use and remain attractive and clean.

Value

The economics of epoxy are unbeatable. The cost per square foot is the driving reason many businesses look at epoxy flooring to solve their flooring needs. The strength of the flooring is another, as it won’t crack, chip, peel, or any of the other types of mishaps which beset other types of flooring. Since it’s sturdy and long-lasting, a business doesn’t have to pay to have someone replace a broken tile or treat a stain at every turn.

Maintenance costs

Other than the initial price of flooring, there is the additional cost of maintenance. If maintenance includes waxing, shampooing, grout cleaning, or other labor-intensive practices, that should be figured into the bottom line cost of the flooring. If it needs nothing more than an occasional sweeping and wet mop, it’s epoxy flooring! Medical offices particularly appreciate epoxy flooring, because cleaning and sanitizing is a snap. The lack of need for harsh cleaning chemicals makes your business more sustainable, too.

Looks sharp

One of the best attributes of epoxy flooring is that it consistently looks excellent. It’s stain, crack, scratch, and chemical resistant, which makes it look perpetually clean and welcoming. In our highly competitive world, a business cannot afford to present premises which appear unkempt or neglected, as it will have a direct impact on how the company is perceived by customers, even those who spend only a short amount of time there. The last thing a business needs to worry about is the public perception of their flooring, which does make an impact, even on a subconscious level. Epoxy flooring conveys the appearance of a bright-looking facility which is updated regularly.

Professional installation

When you consider all of the elements of epoxy flooring, it’s hard to imagine a cleaner, more professional looking flooring for the money. The less money a business has to spend on the facility and maintenance, the more it has to put back into the company or the pockets of the primaries or shareholders. Epoxy flooring makes sense on so many levels. Why not schedule a free estimate to find out if epoxy coating might be the solution to your business flooring?

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

How to Get the Best Epoxy Flooring Results

How to Get the Best Epoxy Flooring Results

Everyone wants their epoxy flooring to look its best. After all, it’s going to last for years, so it’s essential that the product is high-quality.

As epoxy flooring installation professionals, it’s in our best interest for the customer to get the most beautiful flooring possible. For us, every job represents us and the kind of work we do. Today, we’re going to talk about how to get the best possible epoxy flooring for your home or business.

Know what you want

One of the best ways to get the epoxy flooring you want is to know what you’re getting. By looking at pictures and samples, it will give you an understanding of the product color and style. If you can see it in person, that’s even better. Once you choose your epoxy, understand that it will look unique in your situation, since factors such as lighting will affect the color. 

Talk with your flooring company and go over the area you want them to epoxy and other factors. Being on the same page is an essential part of the epoxy floor process, so it’s vital not to leave the consultation up to your spouse or business partner.

Moderate weather is ideal

If you want the floor work to be performed under ideal conditions, have the floor epoxy company do the job when the weather is between 72 and 77 degrees, which is the perfect temperature range. The reason is that epoxy flooring doesn’t ‘dry,’ it cures. Ideal conditions make for the best possible outcome, and when you spend your money on flooring which is going to last for years, it seems reasonable to want it to look its best.

Hire the pros

Pros have the tools, the experience, and the knowledge to apply to epoxy flooring installation. Some DIY enthusiasts will tell you how easy it is to do your own epoxy flooring, but the reality falls short of idealism in this case. 

Let the flooring area undisturbed

During the preparation part of epoxy flooring, the area has to be completely clean and free from all sources of contaminants. Also, each floor is unique, and, we consider it a form of artwork. 

When the flooring crew is in the process of preparing and pouring the floor, and during the curing process, every visitor brings the potential for dirt particles. These aren’t ideal for the epoxy flooring process. Once it’s finished, the homeowner or business can enjoy it for years; but before that, visitors during the installation process can make for less than optimal conditions. 

If you’re considering an epoxy flooring in your garage or any other area of your home or business, these tips will help the job go smoother and the final result will be everything you wanted.