When thinking of table top epoxy, many people envision interior decor projects such as house furniture, table tops, and epoxy countertops. These are well-known project types.
In today's Spotlight, however, we'll be taking a look at two other concepts that we find particularly remarkable: epoxy bathroom floors and epoxy shower walls.
We'll talk about what epoxy flooring is and showcase some of the many project photos submitted to us by UltraClear Epoxy customers.
Epoxy flooring: A high-skill project worth the effort
Epoxy floor projects are exactly what they sound like: a comprehensive coating of epoxy on a floor surface.
As with all epoxy projects, epoxy flooring provides strong protection to the coated surface while featuring a visually pleasing and customizable appearance.
In most cases, an epoxy floor covers the entire surface of the room in which it's located, with doorways being the cut-off point. Some users, though, elect to coat only specific sections of their floor. It's very much a preferential thing determined by one's aesthetic goals.
Constructing an epoxy floor is more difficult than many other epoxy projects, but most owners feel that the end result is worth the extra care and effort required. Moreover, if you're interested in such a thing, but you don't feel you have the experience or skill needed, you can always contract a team of professionals to handle it for you.
Epoxy is often used for flooring
Decorative epoxy flooring may be uncommon, but epoxy flooring in general is not.
For instance, many homeowners opt to have their garage floor coated with a layer of epoxy to protect it from a variety of damaging elements, including humidity, many types of chemicals, and more.
With bathroom floors, on the other hand, visual preferences often become the primary focus.
Planning ahead for optimal results
Because epoxy is more than sturdy enough to handle ordinary foot traffic, you can place more emphasis on aesthetic design when planning your project—In other words, focus on making it look good to you.
There are numerous different paths to take with decorative epoxy flooring. A time-honored example is an epoxy penny floor. These are constructed by adhering pennies across the floor, then sealing them in with the epoxy coating.
Once the epoxy has cured, it's good to go.
And again, we recommend having professionals handle epoxy flooring projects, unless you have a lot of experience with epoxy.
Epoxy's moisture resistance makes shower walls a viable project.
Because cured epoxy is water resistant and won't absorb it, using it for shower walls (or bathroom walls in general) can be a great way to add some eye-catching colors and artistic nuance to these areas.
Epoxy is also chemically-resistant and easy to clean, making it very convenient for bathrooms.
Use epoxy colorants to bring vibrancy to any space.
One of the best ways to go about making an epoxy floor or wall is by adding special colorants to your resin batch just before you mix it. These colorants come in two forms: Epoxy pigments and resin dyes.
Epoxy pigments are vivid and eye-catching, adding complex patterns and hues to epoxy resin batches. These pigments are made with ground mica minerals and other particles, which you can learn about by clicking here.
Liquid dyes, in contrast, imbue the epoxy with singular, consistent tones. They offer a more subtle approach than epoxy pigments, for those who prefer a low-key appearance.
For more information on both types of epoxy colorants, check out our coloring guide.
Alternatively, some users will keep the epoxy clear, instead using the substrate itself or embedded objects for visual charm.
Take a look at this epoxy penny shower, for example:
You can do a lot of different things using this concept, because as long as the epoxy is fully sealed, you won't have to worry about what lies underneath.
Below we've included some more photos sent to us by other UltraClear Epoxy customers. Note how each penny floor differs from all of the others, despite the being the same type of project.
Choose a premium epoxy for long-lasting results
It's always a good idea to use high-quality epoxy for your epoxy projects. These projects are meant to last for many years, and you don't want build them with resin that isn't up to par.
There's a multitude of epoxy brands out there these days, and a number of them cut corners on quality or safety to offer a low upfront cost.
When browsing for epoxy, take some time to research. Read user reviews, scrutinize photos, and use what you see to decide whether a brand seem trustworthy.
Doing these things will help you avoid dealers with less scrupulous marketing methods.
UltraClear Epoxy: Premium resins for newcomers and professionals alike
If you haven't already chosen an epoxy product, we'd love for you to consider our UltraClear Epoxy brand.
All of our resin products are:
- Safe to use
- 100% made in the USA
With UltraClear Epoxy, you get peace of mind in knowing that your resin was produced to the highest safety and quality standards. With proper application and care, you can expect a long-lasting finish (minimum of 7 years!) and clean, food safe resin surfaces.
Moreover, you also get the assurance of U.S. regulators, as our epoxy resin is always manufactured here in America—never imported.
You can find our resin products on the following pages:
- UltraClear Table Top Epoxy - Our strongest resin finish. This is ideal for most projects, including many types of resin art, countertops, table tops, and much more.
- UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy - Our deep pour casting resin. This is designed for thick resin layers such as those used in "river" veins, silicone casting molds, pure epoxy projects, and many others.
Have questions? Need advice? Contact us!
We know that epoxy bathroom floors and shower walls can be a more challenging epoxy project.
If you have any questions or concerns about crafting them, or if you'd like advice on anything else epoxy related, please reach out to us at UltraClear Epoxy.
Our epoxy experts are ready to assist!
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