If you’ve been in any modern building, chances are that you’ve seen and walked on concrete epoxy coated floors. However, you might not have thought about or known what you were walking on.
You may have noticed the interesting looking floor, but concrete epoxy coating is so versatile that the floor may have been completely foreign looking. Or, it may have looked like another material such as stone or possibly even wood.
Concrete coatings and acid stains are so versatile that they can be used to create virtually any look for floors or countertops.This is why concrete coatings are amazing for both building and design. They are functional, because they are able to take on many different textures and they are formable, because they can be tailored to almost any color scheme or decor style.
Many of today’s modern buildings and businesses are going for a minimalist look such as leaving piping and vents exposed; having different textures and colors on the walls; and even building fixtures out of industrial materials. It’s a fresh and functional look compared to where design has been in previous decades. Many of these buildings take advantage of concrete epoxy coatings to accentuate their motif. Using various etching techniques, the concrete floor can be given many different colors, stains, and textures. Giving the floor a roughed up industrial look and then sealing it with a clear epoxy coating will give a nice design effect, while also making the floor functional to walk on.
Epoxy coatings aren’t just for minimalist industrial designs either. Concrete can be stained and textured to look like many different materials. In fact, there are many benefits to using concrete instead of more traditional flooring materials. High gloss epoxy coatings can give the floor a luxurious polished look that other materials would never be able to match. Coated concrete is also much more durable than most other materials and much easier to clean. Another huge advantage to using concrete is that while it can mimic other materials, it is also easy to adjust other elements like the final color.
The next time you’re out shopping take a look at the floors and see if you can spot the concrete epoxy coatings. You may be surprised about what your favorite floors are. If you have any questions about concrete epoxy coatings or stains, don’t hesitate to get a hold of us at Hard Rock Concrete Coatings. We are Utah’s experienced expert on all things concrete and design related. Our team of professionals will help you decide on the right design and make sure that it is done right.