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Full-Chip Epoxy Coatings

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Bring a touch of nature into your home with full-chip, mica-infused epoxy coatings. Basements and garages are great places to install this type of flooring. But because it’s so durable, you can install it virtually anywhere…inside and out.

What Does “Full Chip” Mean?

In a “chipped” epoxy coating system, either thermoplastic PVA or mica “chips” are broadcast into an epoxy color coat. Because the chips are broadcast before the epoxy cures, the chips get embedded. “Full-chip” application means that the chips have been broadcast to the “point or rejection”. That is, the chips fully cover the epoxy color coat.

Full-chip epoxy coatings are thick, up to 30 mils. (A mil is a unit of thickness equal to 1/1000 of an inch). Because of this, they make for very durable floors. In comparison, a “partially” chipped floor is 15 to 18 “mils” in thickness, and a non-chipped floor, less than 13 mils. Generally speaking, the higher the millage, the more durable the floor.

What is Mica?

Mica is a glimmering silicate mineral found as minute flakes in granite and is available in many colors and opacities. When incorporated in a floor in a full-chip spread, it provides a unique texture, pattern and reflective quality that only mica can deliver. It’s as aesthetically stunning as it is durable!

Mica-Infused Flooring Options

GarageFloorCoating.com (www.garagefloorcoating.com) offers several sophisticated full-chip mica media coating systems. Our newest entries are the striking Bagari SE and Vintage Mica systems. These coating systems use our proprietary mica blends and are offered in a variety of colors.

Click on each color sample to see our Bagari SE blends close up.

Click on each color sample to see our Vintage Mica blends close up.

Installing Full Chip Mica Systems

Installation of a Bagari SE or Vintage Mica system involves the application of a primer coat followed by a color coat into which the mica flakes are “broadcast” in a full-chip spread. One or more clear topcoats follow to provide the sheen and unprecedented strength.

Take a peek at our video showing the installation of a Bagari SE floor.

The Wrap

Take your basement, garage or any space from ordinary to extraordinary with a full-chip, mica-infused epoxy coating system. At GarageFloorCoating.com, our installers are highly trained in the art and science of application. Call us for a mica-infused floor that will be natural, beautiful, functional and durable…for years to come.

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