A homeowner’s brand new epoxy floor proves that art was meant to be walked on, not just looked at.
Based out of Pompano Beach, Fla., Xtreme Polishing Systems gives viewers a unique glimpse of how the beautiful floor below was installed. In the video below, which the company posted to its YouTube channel on June 3, 2013, workers can be seen coating a residential concrete floor with a bright-red liquid epoxy goo. At first glance it hardly looks like a home anyone would feel welcome in.
So what exactly is an epoxy coating?
Epoxy coatings are protective materials comprised of epoxy resins (polyepoxides) that are designed to resist wear, rust, and corrosion, according to wisegeek.com. Advanced Environmental Services Inc. explains several benefits to having an epoxy floor coating. Not only is installation relatively quick, epoxy floors are easy to clean and offer aesthetically pleasing colors and patterns to make your floors more appealing.
Application and curing time will vary depending on the parameters of the floor being epoxied. Epoxy-Coat claims that for a simple garage, a floor coating can be installed in three hours and can be driven on within 24 to 30 hours. Homewyse.com offers a convenient estimation tool to determine how much an epoxy floor installation might cost an interested homeowner.
What are some ways to make an epoxy floor pop?
The homeowner below opted to add an artistic twist. Once the epoxy dried, the workers came back to add a little flair to its shimmering surface. A grinder was used to etch a stunning sun-shaped pattern into the freshly set epoxy floor. Once the template was complete, different epoxy colors were then used in a paint-by-numbers fashion to complete the beautiful floor feature.
Now the homeowners will have a warm, bright feeling every time they step foot in their home.