6,700,000 Views and Growing – Metallic Floors Are In….
Light: think about all the strong, positive words that describe light—radiant, glowing, blazing, warm, gleaming, luminescent, vibrant. Metallic floors are all about light: shining, glistening and enhancing ambient light. The net result is an overall increase in energy. While its intense colors and cloud-like tones generate some light, essentially the surface of metallic floors is reflective. Finishes reflect both existing natural and artificial light and just like all reflective surfaces, metallic floor finishes expand the amount and quality of light in the room. Visually floors add energy to a lighted space without consuming a lot of energy resources to make it happen.
Forget Tile or Wood Flooring, Go Metallic!
Recreate the feel of the beach, explored on a honeymoon with a metallic floor finish in a pool house. Remember the forest floor of the first vacation in a family room or man-cave. Design experts have long known the strong impacts color and pattern can have on human thoughts and feelings. Beige wall-to-wall carpet is more than an easy-to-clean flooring; the soft color is known to be soothing. Painting a bedroom, a pastel color may make it easier to sleep. But for the parts of life that need to sizzle, pop and step up the pace, epoxy metallics set the perfect mood.
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Metallic floors add another kind of energy to a room. Pattern variations are potentially endless, and every completed surface will contain some unanticipated highlights. Depending on the available light, floors will undergo subtle visual changes throughout the day and evening. Reception space, hospitality area, display showroom. The vibrancy of metallic colors, the swirls, streaks, under- and over-tones of light set a mood for partying and dancing or dreamlike relaxation. Let customers know they’ve come to somewhere special the moment they enter. Draw them into an absorbing energy field that gets them quickly involved with the products and services offered. At home, use hard floor finishes to make dreams a reality.
Experienced businessmen know well that time is money. In an increasingly crowded world, space is money, too. Making life effective by the square inch takes some ingenuity. One strategy, originating in the fashion industry, is called “statement” décor. In both commercial and residential spaces, smaller areas function best when clusters kept to a minimum. Choosing a metallic floor finish as a “statement” piece lets you keep wall, window and ceiling décor simple and functional. Still create a powerful sense of atmosphere while making a space work for you, rather than the other way around. Like a magnificent single piece of art on a white wall, a beautifully crafted area rug or an exquisitely fabricated single piece of jewelry worn to ornament several different wardrobe items, a “statement” floor creates and sustains your mood throughout a large, small or even multi-use space.
In commercial space, whether light comes from showroom windows or the fixtures over the buffet, metallic floor finishes create up to half a dozen unique and exciting looks in a single space. Customers can offer a complete transformation of flat space in as little as a week (specific conditions may require a slightly longer cure time, but two weeks is the max for even large jobs). Experienced workers will find materials easy to handle and apply. Prep standards are rigorous but easy to follow. The vast spectrum of colors lets business owners coordinate floor surfaces with existing logos and company or brand colors. Durability is outstanding, whether foot- or vehicle traffic is involved. Let customers see a creative side as well as your reliability.
Too much pizazz for a residential setting? On the contrary, metallic floor finishes are just what you need to make a not-very-exciting house into a love-it-forever home. While a first thought may be the highly popular choice of a different new garage floor, rooms throughout your house can benefit from the excitement of this creative surfacing. Because metallic require the use of non-vapor-permeable sealers, any room not subject to constant hydrostatic pressure is a fine candidate for a visually-exciting, easy-to-maintain metallic floor. Tie your kitchen and family room together with a sparkling, glowing, visually stimulating path. Let the flooring of a man-cave or a boy’s bedroom amp up décor while dialing down maintenance. Remember, metallics are not just for floors.
Create a spectacular outdoor kitchen and entertaining area by combining new thin concrete counter technologies and metallic surfacing. Let the dimensionality of a metallic finish help you banish decorative clutter and busyness, freeing available space for fun and activity, not upkeep.
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