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Full-Chip Epoxy Coatings

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Because of 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. Because it’s so durable, you can install it virtually anywhere…inside and out.

What Does “Full Chip” Mean?

Basically, 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”. Consequently, the chips fully cover the epoxy color coat.

Importantly, 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. Comparatively, a “partially” chipped floor is 15 to 18 “mils” in thickness, and a non-chipped floor, less than 13 mils. Generally, the higher the millage, the more durable the floor.

What is Mica?

Mica is a glimmering silicate mineral found in granite rock. It 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. Consequently, 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

Firstly, installation of a Bagari SE or Vintage Mica system involves the application of a primer coat. Secondly, a color coat is added, into which the mica flakes are “broadcast” in a full-chip spread. finally, 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. Call us for a mica-infused floor that will be natural, beautiful, functional and durable…for years to come.

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Robert Hanson is the President and founder of GarageFloorCoating.com (GFC), an ISO 9001-certified company that has specialized in the installation of epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea-polyaspartic flooring for over 25 years. Robert’s evolving knowledge and experience pertaining to concrete coatings and installation techniques culminated in GFC’s impressive line of commercial-grade Eco-Corflex floor coating products, chip blends and unique coating systems. His proprietary floor coating products and chip blends are sold to over 35 franchisees & authorized dealers across the United States.

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