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3 Epoxy Flake Mistakes To Avoid

3 Epoxy Flake Mistakes To Avoid

When it comes to epoxy, there are almost innumerable choices for creating a stunning surface. From the dozens of color choicesadditives, and flakes that can be used on your floor, there are endless design possibilities.

Flakes are simple to install, and also add non-slip properties to the floor. Vinyl flakes are often used in garages and industrial settings, while glitter flakes can make a fabulous looking floor in a salon. 

Although epoxy flakes are extremely easy to install, there are some mistakes that we want to make sure to avoid so the floor turns out looking as best as possible. 

Bad Color Combinations

Epoxy flakes come in dozens of colors than can be used in a solid formation as well as mixed together. Although it is personal preference, we recommend using colors that compliment each other. For instance, a light blue, dark blue and white color combination is very attractive. It is also important that you take the color of your walls and furniture into consideration when deciding what colors to use on your floor. 

Miscalculating Amount Of Flakes Needed

One of the biggest mistakes that an installer can make when applying a flake floor is miscalculating the amount of flakes needed to fully broadcast the floor. If you do underestimate the amount that you need, you will have to adapt on the fly and decide whether you are going to do less than 100% coverage or leave spaces uncoated. A good rule of thumb is to always order more flakes than you think just to be sure to have the quantity to broadcast at 100% coverage. 

Uneven Application

It is important to get an even application of flakes in order to have a good looking floor, otherwise, your floor will end up looking splotchy. It is beneficial to practice broadcasting the chips before you actually lay them on the epoxy. You can always sweep them up to reuse them when you are ready for the real deal. To broadcast the flakes evenly, grab a handful and throw it up in the air like you are feeding chickens. Continue this over the entire surface you want to cover until it is at a thickness you are happy with.

Conclusion

We hope that this article helps shed some light on some of the most common mistakes that arise when applying a flake epoxy floor. These mistakes are extremely common and things that happen regularly, yet we hope that being exposed to them will lead to a better flake application. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to any of our specialists. 

If you have any questions about application techniques or the products needed to create floors like this, feel free to reach out to any of our epoxy specialists at (954)-799-6359.

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