Not all metallic floors are equal
I first started formulating customised decorative resins for the metallic floor market back in 2007, and over the past 13 years I've been a
part of 1000s of projects.
I still strongly believe that we're just at the tip of the iceberg of what we can achieve with resin flooring, but only if we find ways to stop the poor practices that undermine the industry.
As an example, I was recently sent a couple of photos of a metallic floor that was done by an unknown installer. Apart from it being rather ordinary on the eye, when you look at it more closely you can see the floor is wrinkled from uncured resins underneath the topcoat (among a few other major defects).
Despite that and many more poor examples that continue to pop up, the good news is that we have come along way. There are manufacturers and installers that respect the challenges of metallic floors and together they create truly spectacular floors. Floors that make you feel proud of the resin flooring industry; floors that demonstrate how it can sit alongside other traditional flooring finishes, whether in the home or commercial premises.
Photo credits - Floor Illusions, Tough Floors, Impact Floors, Impact Surface Solutions.
If you want to learn how to do metallic flooring, you need to stop looking at promotional videos that make it look easy and start to deep dive into best practices.
Learn the theory behind the process, and then practice your skills in a controlled environment until you are ready to do your first paid job.
If you feel I can help then do not hesitate to ask.