Epoxy Flakes Application
Epoxy color flakes are tossed immediately after the after applying the color coat or base coat of the epoxy coating. This is usually within 10 minutes of final back roll of the epoxy material. This is the time when the epoxy coating is still in a tacky state.
Epoxy color flakes are placed on an empty bucket. They are tossed into the air and allowed to drop over the epoxy floor a handful at a time similar to the way you would feed chicken. For a full coverage, larger handfuls of the epoxy flakes are tossed to the air.
Epoxy color flakes are not toss directly to the epoxy floor. Doing so will create dense spots in a V-shaped pattern.
This manner of application allows the color flakes to disperse much better to the epoxy floor.
Then a layer of two of clear epoxy top coat, clear polyaspartic or polyurethane.
Applying just a thin layer of top coat over the epoxy color flakes creates a textured epoxy flake floor. On the other hand, a thicker layer of top coat does not create texture but instead a smoother epoxy flake floor.
For a full coverage, larger handfuls of the epoxy flakes are tossed to the air.
Epoxy Floor Top Coat
After the application of the epoxy flakes, any color flakes that did not adhere to the epoxy floor are taken off. The top coat is then applied.
It must be remembered that the anti-slip properties of epoxy flake floor is the same regardless of whether you opt for a smooth or textured epoxy flake floor.
Now that you know how to what epoxy color flakes are and how to use them, have fun choosing the color and size you need and desire for your home or business in Southern Illinois.