Mudd Crete Design

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Retail or basement flooring there are many choices to choose from. One of the most popular is marble mirroring finish. It’s epoxy mixed with one or more powdered metallic color pigments comprised of mica nano-particles coated with various organic and inorganic pigments to create pearlescent and iridescent effects that mimic the natural look of stone. When the metallic particles are mixed with epoxy, they give the coating a shine that reflects light and creates an eye-catching dramatic swirl of colors.
 Just a few examples that can be used either for basements or retail flooring finishes.

What is the Process?

The floor is ground (and sometimes shot blasted or scarified) using a diamond grinder to create the necessary profile for adhesion. Holes and cracks are filled in with a special paste epoxy filler. If needed, a moisture barrier coat is applied. Next the first primer coat is applied and is almost always a dark-based epoxy to serve as a canvas for the translucent metallic coat. Note that the color of the basecoat has a significant impact on the overall appearance of the floors since the metallic coat is translucent. Once the primer is dry, the metallic pigment coat is applied in a manner that allows the colors to flow into the marbleized pattern. In the final step, a clear top coat is applied to enhance the durability, smooth the texture, and give a semi-gloss or matte finish to your floor.

The total projected thickness is 30-35 mils (less than 1/8 inch).

 

Don’t overlook other option for your retail or basement flooring, such as chips and flake.
There are many selections to choose from. Give us a call. We are here to help.

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