A Simple Guide To White, Metallic, & Marble Epoxy Floors
If you’re thinking of installing a white metallic or marble epoxy floor in your home, you’re in the right place. This simple (but complete) guide will teach you everything you need to know, including how long these epoxy floors last, how much they usually cost, how to clean them, and more.
What Is A White, Metallic/Marble Epoxy Floor?
How Is A White, Metallic/Marble Epoxy Floor Professionally Installed?
- Repair – Experts will assess your concrete’s needs and address any necessary repairs.
- Grinding – Before the epoxy is installed onto your floor, any old coatings must be grinded, swept, and vacuumed. The grinding process exposes the pores in your concrete, allowing the epoxy to absorb and adhere deeper into your surface.
- First coat – The first coat is usually a resinous base that preps your surface for the rest of the coating process.
- Design coat – The second coat is the metallic/marble design. At this point, you have a high-quality, durable floor coating.
- Topcoat (optional) – The last coat can be a satin or glossy finish that adds an additional layer of protection to your epoxy and can give you an optional slip-resistant surface.
How Long Does A White Metallic/Marble Epoxy Floor Last?
How Much Does A White Metallic/Marble Epoxy Floor Cost?
- How large is your space – Consider how large your space is and how much epoxy will be needed.
- The current state of your concrete – Concrete coating experts will assess your floor’s needs and address any repairs necessary.
- How much cleanup is needed – Before your concrete is coated, professionals use an industrial-grade diamond grinder to clean and expose the pores in your surface. Cleaning your concrete will also prevent delamination. That’s when your epoxy separates from the surface or between the layers of coatings.
- What kind of design you choose – The overall cost of your epoxy floor depends on what kind of design you choose. Tan and gray (the industry standard colors) are usually readily available, making them the least expensive option. Metallic/marble is on the other end of the price range, making them the most expensive option.
How Do You Clean A White, Metallic/Marble Floor?
- Sweep and dust as often as needed.
- Mop, wipe, and lightly pressure wash every few weeks to prevent dirt and grime buildup.
- Clean any spills as soon as you make them.
- If anything does stain your epoxy floor, use a non-abrasive commercial cleaner formulated for epoxy surfaces. If you ask your concrete coating professional, they’ll give you a list of safe and effective cleaners.
- If you notice your epoxy is turning yellow or appears cloudy, it’s likely at the end of its life-use. In this case, experts will grind and reapply the top layer of coating.