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Decorative Flooring Installation and Options - Discover Your Floor’s Potential!

If you fol­low our arti­cles and sto­ries of floor­ing instal­la­tion and coat­ing, you know that we install, cre­ate, and main­tain a huge vari­ety of sur­faces. For more spe­cial­ized indus­tries and envi­ron­ments, the sys­tems become equal­ly spe­cial­ized: ESD con­trol sys­tems, antimi­cro­bial floor­ing, ther­mal shock, etc…

One com­mon denom­i­na­tor among our projects, how­ev­er, is that we like to demon­strate how floors don’t need to sac­ri­fice aes­thet­ics to achieve func­tion. In oth­er words, your floor doesn’t need to be an ugly, indus­tri­al-grade sur­face to work as hard as you need it to.

As an exam­ple of this, how famil­iar are you with the options and ben­e­fits relat­ing to dec­o­ra­tive com­mer­cial floor­ing?

What Is Dec­o­ra­tive Flooring?

If you are look­ing for ele­vat­ed, cus­tomized style in your facil­i­ty, dec­o­ra­tive floor­ing is the option for you. And, each sys­tem and blend is unique, mean­ing that your floor­ing instal­la­tion expert can help you arrive at just the right col­or and tex­ture for your facil­i­ty, whether in a pro­duc­tion area or a recep­tion space where you need to impress clients and guests.

What do these dec­o­ra­tive options include? Here are just three of the most popular:

  • Col­ored Quartz — Avail­able with either large or small aggre­gate mixed into a durable epoxy matrix, col­ored quartz is ver­sa­tile and attrac­tive. Thanks to its seam­less sur­face, it is also a low-main­te­nance work­horse that can be eas­i­ly cleaned and cared for. As an extra ben­e­fit, ask for a cove base! This turns the sharp angle where wall meets floor into a curve, allow­ing for even eas­i­er cleaning.
  • Col­ored Vinyl Flakes — The poten­tial is end­less! Col­or­ful vinyl flakes (you can choose the size) are mixed into your seam­less epoxy sys­tem. The col­ors can be matched to your facil­i­ty in any way you would like, cre­at­ing an appeal­ing, durable, pro­fes­sion­al floor.
  • Metal­lic Pig­ments — While vinyl flakes offer a tight­ly-speck­led, tex­tured appear­ance, metal­lic pig­ments can be used to achieve swirling effects that look almost like mar­ble. Don’t be fooled by the glassy, intri­cate fin­ish; the epoxy or polyurethane resin sys­tem is extreme­ly tough. For exam­ples of gor­geous fin­ish­es and more infor­ma­tion, take a look at this overview of metal­lic fin­ish­es offered by Con­crete Décor.

Don’t For­get to Con­sid­er the Sur­face Tex­ture of Your Dec­o­ra­tive Floor­ing Too!

The pow­er of dec­o­ra­tive floor­ing is found in its ver­sa­til­i­ty just as much as its style. Work­ing with your floor­ing expert, you can achieve near­ly any cus­tom fin­ish you’d like.

This extends to the tex­ture as well! From a mir­ror-like aes­thet­ic that is per­fect­ly smooth to more coarse fin­ish­es that offer cru­cial trac­tion, the poten­tial is there.

Don’t Mis­take Dec­o­ra­tive” for Flim­sy”

We’ve men­tioned this already, but it bears repeating.

Even though the word dec­o­ra­tive” car­ries the con­no­ta­tion of being visu­al­ly appeal­ing but not very func­tion­al, noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth when it comes to dec­o­ra­tive com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al floor­ing. The basic sys­tem is just as durable as any oth­er epoxy floor­ing option; the dec­o­ra­tive” aspect comes from what’s added to that rugged matrix.

Going into the floor selec­tion process with your eyes wide open to all your options is the first step toward find­ing a solu­tion that tru­ly works for you.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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