Client: The Joint Chiropractic758 Bloomfield AveCaldwell, NJ 07006 Installer: CL Balmer ContractorsLancaster, PA Products Used: Perdure E02LumiereLumiere Metallic EssencePerdure U50 The Challenge Over new concrete, install flooring for a new upscale medical/chiropractic office that withstands heavy foot traffic, is low-maintenance, cost-effective, and has a trendy designer appearance. The Outcome A beautiful metallic high-shine floor that matches the décor of the new chiropractic office was realized. Copper Bronze and brass metallic colors were utilized to create an original color that coordinates with the client’s brand concept, and the office’s décor. Overview The contractor, CL Balmer, installed a seamless, resinous metallic floor over a new concrete substrate. They chose Duraamen’s Lumiere Designer Metallic Epoxy Flooring System for concrete substrates for its ease of application, and inclusion of professional-grade, high-quality, concrete products Installation of a metallic epoxy coating over new concrete is straightforward. After the slab is thoroughly cleaned the contractor applies an epoxy concrete primer (Perdure E02) which promotes adhesion of the epoxy coating to come. Next, the chosen color(s) of epoxy pigments (Lumiere Metallic Essence) are mixed with the clear Lumiere Metallic 2-part Epoxy. In this case copper, bronze, and brass pigments were used to create the client’s ideal color. Lumiere Metallic Essence pigments are made of very fine grains of actual metal. The grains are suspended in the epoxy resin which yields a stunning visual effect to the finished floor. The Lumiere epoxy mixture is poured onto the primed substrate and spread evenly across the floor with a large squeegee. Once the resin cures it’s ready for a sealer/topcoat to be applied. The finishing touch is the choice of a concrete sealer/topcoat. For this chiropractic office, the client opted for a high-gloss polyurethane sealer (Perdure U50). Perdure U50 is a chemically resistant urethane concrete floor sealer. We offer many other types of concrete floor sealers for various performance and appearance requirements. This project was straightforward, however, there are many more design options with the Lumiere Designer Metallic Epoxy System. One may mix different colored batches of metallic epoxy and add these colors to the first, still wet, coat by drizzling, swirling, or other means to create intricate designs or patterns. Watch this instructional & inspirational video series showing the metallic epoxy installation process Benefits High wear, impact, and abrasion resistanceVery low maintenanceModern, trendy, beautifulMany metallic colors available and nearly any color may be created by mixing themZero to Very Low VOCVarious protective topcoats available for Light, Medium, and Heavy trafficSlip-resistant finish available though it may diminish the shine somewhat. The Success: The Joint Chiropractic Office in West Caldwell, NJ now has a floor that looks as upscale as the services they offer. The floor has a uniquely beautiful high-shine appearance, is resistant to high foot traffic, chemicals, scrapes, abrasions, impacts, and will last for years to come.