Glitter Epoxy Floor – Sparkling Flooring for Your Space
Glitter Epoxy Floor is a modern design flooring option for a New York City Office. A perfect stylish office should make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The interiors should cheer you up and create an ideal calming ambiance during a stressful day.
It exudes a striking glow that can bring cheer to the gloomiest of places. The colors and designs of the glitter flooring give endless possibilities for any designer’s residential or commercial project. Precious glowing space extracts positive energy from its visitors.
Your Interior Sparkle Floor That Glowing
An installer could only do the best glitter epoxy floor on a smooth and well-prepared concrete floor. If you have a rough cement floor, you will never get the best outcome with a glitter floor.
The clear top sealer wears off the high spots of pitted floors for a long time but will stay in the lower areas with foot traffic. Pedestrian wear traffic exposes the glitter, which will flake and peel, and finally, it looks terrible.
Concrete grinding and proper surface preparation are the musts for a highly esthetic glitter epoxy floor. Contractors should patch all those pits with a commercial-grade filler before epoxy installation.
For exceptional protection, a highly resistant polyurethane topcoat Satin or Gloss should be applied on top of glitter flooring. These types of sealers usually provide a highly reflective shine when dry.
Using glitter or sparkling flooring ideas adds a new dimension to your drab and dull spaces with their bright colors and fantastic mirror specks.
Glitter Epoxy Countertops
The glitter epoxy flooring, in fact, replaces all the other traditional tiling materials like granite and marble in modern homes and offices. They are versatile and look great on the floors of kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, hallways, bedrooms, and conference rooms.
They can also easily adorn the bar top epoxy or epoxy countertops with an aluminum epoxy glittering effect. Many other options like gold glitter for floor epoxy coat over an old cement floor. Mix the glitter with epoxy, and you will get a stylish floor coating.
Finally, take advantage of bright and innovative colors to add a special glow to your interiors. Also, white interiors in the studios look great if you can add some brightness to excellent colors like greens and yellows.
How to make glitter epoxy flooring?
As a matter of fact, most decorative glitter floor applications use a larger size glitter powder (0.040). At the same time, if you want to achieve a more subtle sparkle effect, then you might want to go with the ultra-fine size (0.008).
Firstly, the application process starts with mixing high-solid epoxy with glitter powder; this technique is similar to metallic epoxy floor application. You install the first adhesive coat on the prepped and vacuumed surface, primed with a pigmented epoxy base color (black or grey).
Other glitter epoxy coats will likely be installed the following day unless you use a fast-setting hardener (catalyst). After installing 2 coats of the glitter epoxy layers, inspect the floor and see if you like the consistency.
Carefully mix a necessary volume of epoxy with glitter, usually a 3 gal mix, and dump it on the floor. Distribute the material using the magic trowel and make a backroll with an 18” roller. Mix another batch and toss it on the floor; always keep a wet edge. The best technique is when you blend a fresh material with the product on the floor.
Pros and Cons of Glitter Installations
From our experience, you will buy more glitter pigments than you actually use for total area coverage. If you do a topcoat with a sparkle effect, you will toss glitter into the air and distribute it onto the wet material. Try to avoid throwing it sideways as you tend to get streaks.
After the material dries, you can use a soft brush to remove the extra loose glitter that did not stick to the epoxy or polyurethane. Another option for spreading the glitter on the fresh epoxy is an air gun. Lastly, lay down a protective seal coat of polyaspartic coating or polyurethane to cover the glitter epoxy floor. Make sure to follow the materials manufacturer’s instructions regarding multiple layers.
Use a combination of colors for added beauty in your spaces. Lastly, imagine an excellent design for your office and apply it in your event spaces using glitter floors. Request your Free Estimate now to tell us more about your project. Read more about Decorative Concrete and Gymnasium Flooring.