Resin flooring is a versatile flooring option that has become popular among architects, designers and homeowners looking for modern, wall-to-wall finishes in residential environments that are durable and easy to clean.
|Living rooms and lounge rooms||Bedrooms|
|Bathrooms and laundries||Patios|
|Entertainment areas||Storage spaces|
|Safer - Our residential floor coatings and residential flooring systems are completely solvent free. No strong smell, disruption or risk to your family!|
|Versatile - We can do residential flooring projects in every room of the house and in any style - from the flake flooring in the garage, to decorative metallics in the kitchen.|
|High performance - Our residential epoxy floors are formulated using only the highest quality epoxy resins to protect against wearing, staining and other service challenges.|
|Easy to clean - The seamless, impermeable surface is hygienic, handles all household liquid spills, and is easily maintained with normal residential cleaning equipment.|
|Easier scheduling - With no solvents, odours or flammables, and the ability to be applied in all conditions, our residential epoxy systems can be installed when others can't.|
|Track record - We have over 20 years of epoxy flooring experience and a great track record of successful residential flooring installations.|
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Our goal at Real World Epoxies is to help get the best possible outcome on every project, and we continue to back this up by offering the best support of any Australian supplier.
Here's an example of that support and our residential flooring know how.
Ever since we started making decorative epoxy coatings there has been a strong demand for plain white epoxy floors in the home. We certainly understand how the pristine finishes seen in glossy magazine spreads capture the imagination of homeowners, however we also know from experience that such a floor can be tricky to achieve in a number of ways.
Now, despite what you read below, we are by no means suggesting beautiful, white epoxy floors are impossible. They can be done. Rather, what we are trying to do is manage expectations and make sure everyone realises there are several challenges with getting, and keeping, a flawless finish.
In our opinion, the following are three properties of plain white epoxy flooring you need to be 100% clear on before going ahead with this type of floor:
It doesn’t matter if you’re talking furniture, cabinets or flooring, the fact is high-gloss, plain white surfaces of any kind have a habit of showing imperfections in the finish. Added to this, epoxy coatings are field-applied products (as opposed to factory machined), which makes them somewhat susceptible to the environment in which they're installed. While all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure the surface is well prepared, conditions are suitable, and dust/bugs don’t land on the film, there are no guarantees that some imperfections may appear, and, just to repeat, a plain white epoxy floor is very unforgiving in this regard.
Closely linked to imperfections is the tendency of white floors to show the slightest trace of dirt. Common household dust tends to be more visible and scuffing from footwear can take on an extra dimension when it has a white background to work with. While this once again has more to do with the colour than surface type, the truth is a white residential epoxy floor can make cleaning a bit of a chore.
Installing a white residential epoxy floor will generally require more coats and greater thickness, which naturally means a higher epoxy flooring cost overall. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, white as a colour simply doesn't have the same “hiding power” as darker colours, so to fully block out the surface underneath – and make sure the floor looks consistently white – greater thickness is required. Secondly, to get the perfectly flat, glossy finish desired with this type of floor, extra resin is often needed to level out any minor hills or valleys.
So, if plain white epoxy floors aren’t necessarily the best option for residential floors, what do we suggest as an alternative? Well, when homeowners start talking about plain white finishes for their residential flooring, we usually advise adding something to "break up" the surface and help lessen the impact of the matters raised above.
For instance, adding a subtle metallic epoxy flooring effect can be a tremendous alternative
and introduce another dimension to your floor. Also, the use of off-white or light grey epoxy coatings is a good way to deliver a similar
brightening effect while introducing a degree of forgiveness.
Finally, reducing gloss levels through the use of specialist topcoats or polishes will also make a big difference to the maintenance demands of a white residential epoxy floor and is something we recommend for those willing to give up the idea of a mirror-like finish.
Real World Epoxies has formulated, manufactured and supplied high-quality epoxy flooring systems and products for more than two decades. We stand behind our products because we only use proven, high-quality materials that we know will perform as expected. You can trust our epoxy flooring systems for your residential epoxy flooring project.
Let us help you with your residential epoxy flooring needs when you fill out one of our contact forms or call us on 1300 EPOXIES (1300 376 943).
To help build a strong resin flooring industry that sits alongside timber, carpet, tiles and vinyl as a mainstream flooring option.
To eliminate preventable failures
that hurt the resin flooring industry
and prevent it from reaching its full potential.