Stunning Metallic Epoxy Flooring for Your Perth Business
Looking for floors that make a statement? Transform your concrete surfaces with metallic epoxy flooring that’s durable, long-lasting, and guaranteed to stand out.
When it comes to customising your floors, you’ve got more choices than ever. Long gone are the days when the flooring was purely functional. Today, you can pick from a range of colours, styles, and aesthetic finishes that add an undeniable ‘WOW’ factor without compromising strength and durability.
Ideal for commercial spaces, metallic epoxy flooring outperforms other flooring options like paint or staining, delivering a professional-grade concrete floor coating with a designer style. Choose from swirls, ripples, craters, and iridescent rivers of metallic-looking plasma that are highly suited to customer-facing locations from restaurants to hotel lobbies, bathrooms to showrooms.
At Hawk CFC, we’ve been installing the best floor coatings in Perth since 2014 with the experience and artistry to deliver a floor that’s tough as nails but impossible to ignore. So let’s chat about your business and how we can help make it stronger and more memorable.
Call 0423 835 333 or book an obligation-free consultation online to explore your options.
What are metallic epoxy floors?
Before we talk about the (long) list of benefits a metallic epoxy floor brings, let’s cover what a metallic epoxy floor is and what makes it different from more traditional epoxy floors.
Metallic epoxy floors are created with a solid form of epoxy containing metallic, glitter-like particles for a shimmering, head-turning finish. Typically, epoxy containing metallic pigment has been modified during the mixing or application process, allowing for a truly one-of-a-kind floor that’s unmatched by any other Perth business.
Offering the same reliable durability as a traditional class epoxy finish, metallic epoxy flooring creates a unique and eye-catching finish characterised by swirling patterns and three-dimensional shapes. Looking for a product to accentuate your showroom, restaurant space, or retail location?
You just found it.
In short, you enjoy all the benefits of traditional epoxy flooring, with a stylish spin that can help your business stand out from the crowd.
Metallic epoxy flooring benefits
Visually striking and impossible to ignore
Helps your business stand out from the competition
Extremely durable and long-lasting
100% unique (no two floors are ever the same)
Unlimited design potential
Highly suited to high traffic areas
Resistant to cracks, scratches, and stains
Anti-skid and slip resistant (even when wet)
Where are metallic epoxy floors suitable?
Metallic epoxy coatings can be applied to your existing concrete surfaces or customised to suit a new floor. It’s worth noting that your substrate foundation must be smooth for correct installation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transform an existing space with metallic epoxy.
At Hawk CFC, we provide a full range of concrete flooring services across concrete grinding and concrete remediation to ensure your Perth business enjoys the benefits of modern, stylish, metallic epoxy coating.
Ideal for a range of business and commercial spaces, we’ve helped install metallic epoxy floors across the following Perth industries:
Schools and universities
It’s easy to assume metallic epoxy is only for high-end commercial spaces or large construction projects, but this overlooks the advantages of this ultra-modern coating.
If your Perth business is customer facing and you’re looking to improve your brand’s reputation and aesthetic, reach out and speak to a member of the Hawk team on 0423 835 333 to learn more.
Who should avoid a metallic epoxy floor?
When comparing epoxy flooring and a metallic coating, you won’t need to choose between longevity or durability. Although the finish may vary, all epoxy coatings offer a robust finish that’s resistant to impact, chemicals, moisture, and everyday wear and tear.
However, metallic epoxy floors are a visual statement that you’ll need to consider for your business or commercial space. For businesses looking for a uniform style, metallic epoxy may not suit. In this instance, you may prefer a polished concrete floor or acid-stained concrete pattern.
Metallic epoxy flooring varies from one centimetre to the next, with no two floors ever looking the same. Consider whether a visually striking, swirling pattern is right for your floor to help you make an informed decision.
Metallic epoxy flooring: Pros and Cons
Powerful aesthetic statement that’s unmatched by other epoxy coatings
Ideal for adding ‘WOW’ factor to commercial and industrial spaces
Non-slip and stain-resistant to protect against commercial foot traffic
Long lasting and designed to protect your concrete floors for years
Metallic epoxy is a specialty blend, so you’ll typically need to pay a little more than traditional epoxy coating
Difficult to DIY as installation requires a professional Perth flooring team
The bold visual statement is not suited to all applications
How much does metallic epoxy flooring cost?
As a business owner, you know the importance of branding. Underpaying for signage does more harm than good, and your floors project a message about your business even without saying your name or using your logo.
Thankfully, you won’t need to take out a second mortgage on your home to invest in metallic epoxy flooring, with the average cost falling between $40 – 85 per m2.
The cost of upgrading your current concrete surfaces will also be influenced by variables including the need for concrete grinding to prepare your floors, the size of your space, and the skill of your flooring company.
If you’d like to learn more about pricing, check out our latest guide – ‘How Much Does Epoxy Flooring Cost? [Perth Price Guide]
How is metallic epoxy flooring installed?
Metallic epoxy floors are growing in popularity across Perth’s commercial establishments as business owners look to balance form and function. With a pattern that’s unique to your space, with the durability of classic epoxy, there’s no right or wrong result.
But it is important to follow set installation guidelines to ensure optimal strength and longevity. Read on for our step-by-step guide to installing striking metallic epoxy flooring.
Step One: Floor preparation
Installing metallic epoxy relies on the same principles as any other epoxy floor coating. An installer will need to ensure your floors are clean, flat, and free of debris. If necessary, concrete polishing may be used to level your surface prior to installation.
Step Two: Epoxy primer
Once your floor has been suitably prepped, it’s time to apply your epoxy primer. The metallic coating is highly sensitive, so the installer will need to remove dust throughout the primer application to maintain even application.
Step Three: Apply substrate
Once the priming step is complete, it’s time to apply a substrate to your floor. We recommend a darker substrate to bring out the reflective properties of your metallic epoxy and create an elegant finish for your commercial or industrial space.
Step Four: Metallic layer
It’s time for the most exciting step. Although, technically, this step consists of three separate products:
- Clear resin
- Metallic colouring
Once these components are mixed together (which needs to be done slowly to avoid bubbling), the metallic layer is applied. We recommend using 500 to 700 grams per square meter for adequate coverage (any less and you won’t have enough for your floor’s surface area, any more and the finish will be too thick and lacking the signature shimmer you’re after).
Step Five: Topcoat
To protect your new metallic epoxy floor, the surface will need a topcoat that prevents scratches and impact damage. We recommend a polyaspartic or urethane product for added scratch and UV-resistant qualities.
Why choose Hawk for your next metallic epoxy flooring project
“If every metallic epoxy coating looks unique, then why does my choice of flooring company matter?”
That’s the attitude of many Perth business owners and store managers who think a shortcut in quality won’t be noticeable. Unfortunately, while the design is always unique, the quality of installation must be the same – and Hawk CFC offers the professional, reliable service your business can count on.
Here are some of the reasons we’re trusted by hundreds of commercial locations in Perth and surrounding suburbs:
- West Australian owned and operated
- Delamination Warranty to cover materials and workmanship
- 100% custom resins from our WA plant
- Non-slip coatings ideal for kitchens and commercial locations
- An end-to-end process from epoxy production to installation
- FREE consultations to find the right product at the price
When it comes to your business, close enough isn’t good enough. We don’t believe in cutting corners, but we do believe in transparent pricing and premium flooring solutions that meet your budget and exceed expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Metallic Epoxy Flooring in Perth
How long does metallic epoxy last?
When it comes to running your Perth business, you don’t want to be worried about replacing your flooring, and with a metallic epoxy coating, you don’t have to.
Although there are a range of variables that will influence the lifespan of epoxy flooring, including the volume of foot traffic, care of installation, and any heavy-duty commercial use, metallic epoxy offers the same reliable consistency and peace of mind as a traditional epoxy coating.
That means your stunning new floors will last up to 20 years with the right care and maintenance (which we’ll show you below).
What colour options can I choose from?
When we say metallic epoxy is one of a kind, we mean it.
Choose from clear, silver, or brightly-coloured metallic shades, then customise your floor any way you like. You can opt for less metallic pigmentation to reduce shimmer or increase pigmentation for a more dramatic look.
You can also blend colours on the floor to meet your design or branding needs. For example, a single colour helps to create a streamlined appearance, while two or three-layer finishes blend hues and create wave-like designs that are 100% unique to your business.
Will my new metallic epoxy floors need extra maintenance?
Although your new floors may look like they’ve come from the pages of a luxury catalogue, they require no extra care that a regular epoxy coating requires. At Hawk CFC, we apply a market-leading sealant to protect your decorative surface from spills, scratches, and moisture penetration.
This makes your metallic epoxy floor non-porous and less likely to stain. To help extend the life of your new flooring, we recommend following a few simple maintenance rules:
- Remove dirt, dust, or debris with a broom
- Prevent grime buildup with a mop or wet rag every few weeks
- Remove spills ASAP to avoid liquid sitting on your floor for too long
- Use a non-abrasive cleaner to target stains (we’re happy to offer advice over the phone whether you’re a Hawk client or not)
Are metallic epoxy floors suitable for a commercial kitchen?
Although the shimmering finish of metallic epoxy may look slippery, its surface is actually highly slip-resistant (equal to solid pigmented floors or plain concrete). For spaces where foot traffic is heavy, we’re able to provide topcoats to improve the non-slip qualities of your floor even further.
As metallic epoxy can be applied in a seamless coat (regardless of unconventional floor layout and topography), you won’t be left with seams that encourage bacteria and grime. This supports commercial kitchens and industrial areas where hygiene is top of mind.