Whether you’re remodeling your home or business or starting with new construction, you’ll have to choose a pattern that fits your space.
So, how do you know where to start with all of these options at your fingertips? That’s where we come in! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular epoxy flooring patterns on the market. Continue reading to learn more!
Complementary colors are most simply defined as colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel. Most patterns use complementary colors to create a sharp contrast between the two chosen colors. This contrast creates a beautifully attractive design scheme.
The basic complementary color combinations are red and green, blue and orange, and purple and yellow. Any variation of these colors will work as well, such as mulberry and chartreuse.
No matter if you’re going for a geometric pattern or metallic swirls, complementary colors can tie an entire room together.
Solid Color Patterns
A solid color epoxy floor may not be as complicated as other patterns, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth exploring. Solid color patterns can be used to complement decor or add a personal touch to your space.
Epoxy can be applied with different colors on the same floor to create various patterns. When creating stripes, zigzags, and borders, the color combinations are typically chosen based on contrasting complementary colors. However, it’s also common to see similar colors for geometric floors, such as different shades of tan.
Geometric patterns don’t have to be limited to stripes and similar designs, either. Any shaped pattern that you can think of can be achieved with epoxy flooring. Whether it’s as simple as making a checkered floor, or as complex as creating unique colored shapes scattered across the floor.
Metallic Epoxy Floor Patterns
Metallic epoxy gets its distinguished appearance from the addition of metallic pigments that are mixed into the resin during application. These pigments are then manipulated with tools, such as a squeegee, to create swirling patterns that can’t be replicated. With a limitless supply of colors and color combinations, a swirled pattern can set any home or business apart.
Another widespread use for metallic epoxy flooring is replicating scenes from nature. By combining and layering colors and metallic pigments, scenes such as shimmering ocean water, flaming lava, or cloudy skies can be created.
Utilizing a glitter epoxy floor can create a warm ambiance to any room. Many offices, restaurants, shops, and even homeowners are beginning to adopt this pattern of epoxy flooring to customize their spaces.
Both the epoxy floor itself and the glitter are available in a broad assortment of colors to fit any design scheme of a home or business.
3D Epoxy Floor Patterns
This striking design is completed by applying an image, such as an underwater scene, city streets, or a thriving forest, on top of an epoxy primer. Then layers of clear epoxy are applied to seal the image in place. These layers create the perception of depth that no other flooring can achieve.
Unlike a decal, these images are not directly underneath your feet, but rather are inches below you, producing the feeling of floating above the picture.
Sport Court Patterns
This pattern is extremely popular with sports fans who want to turn their basements or garages into an homage to their favorite team! Any team can be represented with epoxy designs with precise accuracy.
Embedded Graphics and Logos
Many companies use this pattern to represent their company logo. Hospitals and similar facilities have also used embedded graphics to direct patients through the facility.
Homeowners can benefit from this design as well by incorporating meaningful graphics into their homes. From representing a veteran’s former military branch to beautifying a kitchen space with beautiful flower graphics, the ideas are
Decorative Flake Patterns
First, a base layer of epoxy is applied that is usually a specific color. Next, the topcoat is applied while the decorative flakes are scattered across the surface. Lastly, a sealant coat can be used to secure the chips in place. This sealant coat can be thin, to provide texture, or thick, to smooth out the floor’s surface.
The decorative flakes also come in a plethora of different colors and sizes. Frequently, the colors of the flakes are the complementary color to the base floor color or can be selected based on a company’s brand colors. The decorative chips vary from 1/32″ to 1″ in size, depending on your preference.
When choosing the design for the decorative chips, the broadcast can be changed as well. The broadcast can be anywhere from a high broadcast of flakes that cover the base of the floor almost entirely to a loose broadcast that only has a few chips in every square foot.
This mosaic-style floor pattern has a similar appearance to decorative flake epoxy, though it’s consisted of stone chips rather than acrylic. These stone chips can be much larger than decorative flakes as well. The stone aggregate in the epoxy is also available in a wide variety of colors and textures.
This pattern style was the floor of choice for many public buildings during the mid-20th century and has recently seen a resurgence among homes and businesses.
Wood Plank Patterns
Wood epoxy patterns have been used everywhere from house interiors, patios, verandas, and commercial businesses. Thanks to the hundreds of colors available to epoxy, nearly any type of wood pattern can be created. From wide oak planks to narrow sabo wood, there is no limit to the possible wood patterns that can be made.
From evenly spaced tile squares to mismatched shapes and sizes of tile patterns, epoxy can be made to meet any tile pattern. You can also choose from bright, vibrant tiles or color the epoxy to realistically match stone tile patterns.
Summing Things Up
Epoxy flooring can be made into a solid color, geometric shape, glitter, decorative flake, 3D, terrazzo, wood, and tile pattern. Metallic epoxy also can be utilized for a unique swirled pattern and to mimic scenes from nature.
These were just a few examples of the more popular patterns that are made with epoxy flooring. No matter what type of pattern you’re looking for, the only limit is your imagination.