In this blog, I’ll introduce you to GarageFloorCoating.com’s latest in cutting-edge chip blends called Vintage Mica. Since the introduction in November 2018, these blends have been in huge demand with our franchisees, dealers and local customers. As a result, our chip blends keep us far ahead of the competition. So read on to find out why.
The Formula is Ours
The Vintage Mica blends were developed by GarageFloorCoating.com for our sole distribution. We mix them in-house and the “recipe” is ours alone. Because of this, no other epoxy coatings company offers these exclusive looks. Click on each color sample to see our blends close up.
Click on each color sample to see our Vintage Mica blends close up.
Back to Mica Basics
Mica is a natural, reflective silicate mineral found as small crystals in granite and other rocks. When broadcast into an epoxy, polyurethane or polyaspartic color coat, this reflective mineral provides the flooring with unique texture, pattern and quality. It simply outshines (literally) and overshadows standard polyvinyl acetate (PVA) epoxy flooring. If you’re looking for high-end flooring, mica media systems are a great option.
A problem, however, is that mica crystals are so light they tend to “float” in air. Hence, this makes for a very difficult and messy broadcast during installation. Mica “dust” gets into nooks and crannies, prolonging clean-up and providing a potential health hazard for installers and customers.
In addition, some of the mica crystals “sit up” vertically atop the color coat after broadcasting, producing what we call “mica razor blades”. They’re sharp. So installers must return the following day and sand these down, adding one needless day of labor to the installation process!
No Ordinary Mica
The mica used in our Vintage Mica blends is unique. Because our branded “weighted” technology prevents the crystals from floating, it makes for a trouble-free broadcast. The “weighted” design that prevents floating also allows our mica to embed in the color coat, eliminating the problem of mica razor blades. Because of this, the mica doesn’t need to be sanded down. Hence installers can immediately apply the final clear coat and drastically cut installation time.
Chip Blend Specifications
Our Vintage Mica blends provide huge advantages as they:
- Drastically cut installation time (and thus, save you money)!
- Reduce mica dust (healthier environment)
- Provide a clean and dust-free installation
- Eliminate mica razor blades
- Minimize clean up time after installation
- Provide stunning flooring unavailable and unequaled by any other coatings company
Take your epoxy, polyurethane, polyaspartic flooring from ordinary to extraordinary. So, if you’re interested in having one of our mica media epoxy coatings installed in your residential, retail or commercial space, contact us at GarageFloorCoating.com.
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