Learn to install metallic epoxy – Orange Gold & Wine Red



we're about to begin the installation of a designer metallic epoxy floor system in this retail space you can see that the space previously had a socket pattern in the concrete slab and the owner of the space no longer wanted to see this pattern so all the joints were filled with the epoxy plus two-part quick patch epoxy crack filler now the installer is doing one final cleaning on the floor he's using denatured alcohol with a microfiber mop applicator and he's passing this over the floor just to pick up any remaining dust or debris that may have settled prior to the start of actually installing the metallic epoxy floor system you also want to make sure that the room that you're working in is not warm here you see the thermostat is set to 68 degrees and the actual air temperature inside the space is 72 degrees the cooler the temperature in the room the more working time you're going to have epoxy dries with heat so the warmer the air temperature the faster the epoxy is going to want to set up and start drying and the less working time you'll have so for maximum working time drop the temperature in the room as close to 72 degrees as possible you also want to make sure you store your material in a cool environment prior to using it this goes for any buckets that you'll be using to mix the epoxy in so the metallic pigments have been pre-mixed in this case the colors being used are orange gold and wine red so the pigments have been pre-mixed and now you see the installer is beginning by pouring some ribbons or bands on the floor he's doing this in a very random fashion and he's just making sure that he fills the first section of flooring that's to be installed very random pattern he's holding the bucket low so that it doesn't splash on any walls however you do see that some tape has been put along the baseboards and this is so that none of the epoxy product gets on to the baseboards this will be removed during the installation as you'll see later in the video but the metallic epoxy is being spread this is the first color orange gold and he's just randomly pouring ribbons of the material around the floor we recommend that the epoxy plus designer metallic epoxy be installed at the rate of about 60 square feet per gallon so the room has been measured and divided into manageable sections so that each kit covers the recommended square foot coverage rate so here you see that both colors of the metallic epoxy have been poured onto the floor in random bands or ribbons the two colors being used are orange gold and wine red and one of the installers has a flat rubber squeegee and he's just pulling the material side-to-side he's not putting any pressure on the squeegee he's pulling it side-to-side just spreading the material he's not even really concerned about covering every square inch of the floor at this point he's just moving material around there may be a bare spot or two and that's okay that will be corrected once the floor is rolled the other installer has a small roller and he's just pushing material up along the edges making sure that the areas against the walls and cabinets are covered with epoxy so now that the metallic epoxy has been squeegeed and spread around the floor it's now time to start rolling the epoxy here the installers using an 18 inch 3/8 nap roller shed free or shed resistant roller and he's just starting from one side rolling up and down across the space not really putting any pressure on the roller just rolling out the product this is helping to move it around to even it out on the floor it's covering any bare spots that were missed with the squeegee you're gonna see as he rolls you're gonna see roller marks and as he continues to roll the pigments are moving around helping to create that marbleized effect it's loosening them up from the epoxy and they're able to move around the floor to create their own unique look you also note that the installer is wearing baseball shoes or soccer shoes they have cleats on the bottom plastic cleats and this is allowing him to walk in the epoxy leaving small holes rather than a large footprint these small holes from the cleats are easily covered over with the roller so here you see that the first roll has been completed on the floor it's about five minutes or so that has gone by and now the second roll is about to commence so you'll see that the roller marks for the most part of dissipated within five or six minutes and the pigments have started to shift on the floor starting to create that marbleized very organic look on the floor so the Installer is once again rolling the floor this again is helping to move pigment around on the floor creating that very unique look to the surface so again it's an 18 inch roller he's not putting any pressure on it's a fairly quick process and he's moving side to side making sure that the entire surface of the floor is being rolled and this rolling process will be done three to four times in different directions again with our epoxy plus metallic epoxy you have up to 45 minutes of working time depending on the temperatures in the room and if you're working as a team this would be plenty of time for you to squeegee the product and back roll it several times usually you're working in smaller sections of about 360 square feet and usually this can be accomplished in about 15 to 20 minutes you'll also note that the installers are walking slowly on the floor as a word of caution the floor can be slippery as you remember we applied the EPE 300 water-based epoxy primer to the floor prior to pouring the metallic epoxy on the floor and the floor can be slippery at this point so you'll want to exercise some caution take small steps move around slowly that way you won't slip and injure yourself here's a close-up view of what it will look like as you roll the metallic epoxy now as you see the roller moving across the floor first you'll note that it appears as if all of the pigments are being blended together – almost form one color and you're losing that definition between the two colors that were used on the floor this is normal and as the epoxy begins to settle over the next couple of minutes you'll again be able to see that the colors will separate within the epoxy and you'll begin to get that real marbleized look on the floor you'll also notice that the shoe marks are the marks from the installs cleats are in the floor but as soon as he rolls over it you see that those marks will go away so on your last roll of the floor that's when you make sure that all of your cleat marks or shoe marks have been rolled over so that they don't remain in the finished epoxy you'll notice that at the beginning of the project we put some blue tape along the cabinetry and also along the baseboards this was to prevent any of the epoxy from getting up on these surfaces as it was being rolled but now we're removing the tape we recommend that you remove this tape prior to the final rolling of the floor so you're maybe about twenty minutes into the application if you do it now it peels off very easily very clean lines if you wait until the next day it's very difficult to remove and will actually have to be cut with a knife so just to recap this installation the floor was primed with the epe 300 water base epoxy it was done in a black color then the designer metallic epoxy was mixed using two colors one orange gold the second one wine red the installers poured the epoxy on the floor at a rate of about 60 square feet per gallon they poured it randomly in bands or ribbons then they took a flat rubber squeegee and moved the epoxy across the floor they pushed the epoxy into all the edges and corners with a small roller and then an 18 inch roller was used to roll the floor to begin to even out the epoxy this was done twice already and the tape that was protecting the baseboards was also removed and now you see the Installer beginning the final role of the floor this is just to even it out one last time and to again bring those pigments up to the top and get them to move around and shift within the epoxy all this has taken place within about 25 minutes the final back rolling of the floor has been completed and you can see that the roller marks are dissipating this will continue to happen over the next twenty to thirty minutes and the metallic pigments will continue to move around and shift within the epoxy creating this very unique one-of-a-kind designer metallic epoxy floor

29 Comments

  • JJ Flash

    April 15, 2019

    What is the cost per sq ft?

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  • Lord Varys

    April 15, 2019

    looks so awesome

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  • Ronin Katana

    April 15, 2019

    Nice

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  • pam knight

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks for this post going to do my parents floors…after Harvey flooded everything they don't want all carpet anymore. So this will be great for the kitchen living room and bathrooms. LOVE THIS!

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  • Elegant Granites

    April 15, 2019

    what is the benefit of Installing Metallic Epoxy. How it is better than any other flooring

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  • Mohammad Hanif

    April 15, 2019

    very very nice epoxy ,can i learn it

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  • Amarildo Cunha

    April 15, 2019

    Great Job!!!!!!

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  • M Henhawke

    April 15, 2019

    That looks awesome. Good job, well done.

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  • Patrick Baptist

    April 15, 2019

    Very cool indeed.

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  • SentimentalSins

    April 15, 2019

    Quite beautiful and exotic!!!

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  • James Sprague

    April 15, 2019

    looks awesome!! id like to order some for my home

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  • arturo martinez

    April 15, 2019

    I love it wow

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  • Jackeline campelo

    April 15, 2019

    adorei!

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  • Rene Rodriguez

    April 15, 2019

    is a clear top coat needed? or can a floor wax be applied

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  • Shruti G

    April 15, 2019

    Great video!!!! Can I use this primer E300 and the color E100 to do my basement in Chicago? I have about 1500 sq ft that I will need to do. Can I attempt a DIY for this? I will be doing this with my wife. Can you let me know how many gallons will be needed and what else will I need to prime the concrete floor in the basement with?Thanks!!

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  • theblackcatpt

    April 15, 2019

    "the floor is lava!"

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  • Jahi HORNE

    April 15, 2019

    Awesome tutorial. two questions. is this strong enough to do a garage floor? and how are colors sold?

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  • rulo821982

    April 15, 2019

    how much the square meter aprox?

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  • Mary O'Connor

    April 15, 2019

    love it!!!!!!!!!!!!  Beautiful!!!! I can't wait to try it. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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  • anders sørensen

    April 15, 2019

    the information under the vid says ep-e100 but in the voice over youre saying ep-e300? timestamp: 14:42

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  • Insomniac Muffin

    April 15, 2019

    But what I really want to know is.. how many pair of shoes these goes go through a year?!?

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  • Aron Gatt

    April 15, 2019

    hi guys , needing a solid white floor so using your EP-E200 pigmented white on a EP-MVB but i dont want a glossy finish and was going to apply some decorative stickers , would a EP-U4000 satin urethene top coat finish be needed or have to be used ? waiting to place order .

    thanks

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  • Liliana Campbell

    April 15, 2019

    hello, was this done over concrete or wood?

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  • محمد احمد

    April 15, 2019

    hi
    where do i buy this epoxy paint

    and can you tell me which one to buy?

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  • Eli Cummings

    April 15, 2019

    Where can i buy this paint?

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  • Graham Garner

    April 15, 2019

    Brilliant tutorial, any idea if I can get your products in the UK? If not I would like to becme an Agent.

    Regards
    Grham

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  • hogheadv2

    April 15, 2019

    I am seriously thinking of doing my living room / kitchen with epoxy, [ Big open area with kitchen in corner.]
    In Michigan I want to use pex under the sub-floor for radiant heat.(68-110 deg max circulating water) I would think epoxy should be a very good surface for this. [I am not a fan of tile]

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  • The Page Family

    April 15, 2019

    guy isn't wearing cleats. I cannot imagine what was left inside the floor from his damn sneakers. Love the products though,

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  • Versatile Coatings LLC

    April 15, 2019

    Nice video. Got a question, why so many re-rolls of the floor? It looks like you rolled it three times on this video.

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