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How to Achieve a Designer Look With Epoxy Patio Flakes

Patios, where the magic of outdoor gatherings comes alive! From laid-back BBQs to cozy evening get-togethers, these spaces are the heart of everything. It’s only natural that your patio reflects your style, offers comfort, and serves its purpose flawlessly.

Now, when it comes to patio flooring, the options are plenty. But why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Introducing epoxy patio flakes – a game-changer that combines durability, customization, and a touch of flair. At SSP Coatings Garage Flooring Company, our skilled professionals are ready to bring your patio vision to life. So, let’s transform your outdoor oasis into something truly extraordinary!

Understanding the Magic of Epoxy Flakes

What Are Epoxy Patio Flakes?

Epoxy patio flakes, often also called color chips or flecks, are small, flat chips of material that come in various sizes and colors. When incorporated into an epoxy resin mixture and then spread over a surface, these flakes provide texture, color, and a unique design to the finished floor.

The Designer Appeal of Epoxy Flake Flooring

Endless Design Possibilities

One of the most captivating aspects of using epoxy flakes for patio floor coating is the limitless design options it offers. From monochromatic themes to vibrant patterns and everything in between, the choice of flake size, color, and distribution allows homeowners to tailor their patios to their exact aesthetic preferences.

Texture & Traction

Beyond the visual appeal, epoxy flakes provide a textured surface that enhances traction, a crucial feature for outdoor spaces like patios that may get wet or slippery.

Steps to Achieving a Designer Epoxy Patio Floor

Surface Preparation:

To ensure a flawless and lasting epoxy patio floor, it’s crucial to start with a clean, smooth, and well-prepared surface. This often involves cleaning the patio thoroughly, repairing any cracks or damage, and ensuring the surface is free from any contaminants.

Choosing Your Flakes:

Based on your design vision, select the flakes’ color, size, and density. Whether you want a subtle hint of sparkle or a bold design statement, SSP Coatings Garage Flooring Company offers a wide range of options to fit every taste.


Once the surface is prepped and your flakes are chosen, it’s time for the application. An epoxy mixture is prepared and spread over the patio, after which the flakes are broadcast onto the wet surface. Depending on the desired finish, the flakes can be scattered lightly or densely.

Sealing the Design:

After the epoxy and flakes have been set, a clear topcoat is applied. This not only seals in the flakes but also provides an additional layer of protection against the elements, ensuring your designer epoxy patio floor remains beautiful for years to come.

What is the purpose of flakes in epoxy?

Flakes in epoxy serve several purposes, both functional and aesthetic:

Aesthetic Enhancement

  • Variety in Design: Flakes come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles, allowing for customization. Depending on the choice of flakes, one can achieve anything from a subtle shimmer to a bold, colorful design.
  • Unique Finishes: The incorporation of flakes can result in a terrazzo-like appearance or even mimic the look of natural stone, depending on the color and distribution of the flakes.

Texture and Traction:

  • The flakes, when embedded into the epoxy, create a slightly textured surface. This texture can improve traction, especially useful for floors in areas that may become wet or slippery, such as garages, patios, or commercial spaces.

Durability and Surface Protection:

  • The inclusion of flakes can increase the thickness of the epoxy coating, providing an extra layer of protection against wear and tear.
  • Flakes can help camouflage minor imperfections, scratches, or dirt, ensuring that the floor maintains its pristine appearance for a longer time.

UV Protection:

  • Some flakes provide UV resistance, protecting the epoxy from yellowing or degrading when exposed to sunlight.


  • In large-scale applications, flakes can help ensure a more uniform appearance, especially if there are minor inconsistencies in the epoxy mixture or application.

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Ready to Transform Your Patio? Get Started with Epoxy Flake Flooring Today!

Don't hold back your patio potential. Give it the quality, style, and durability it deserves with our epoxy patio floor coating. Our team at SSP Coatings Garage Flooring Company is all set to help you bring your vision to life. From choosing the perfect flake combination to ensuring a flawless application, we've got you covered. Reach out to us today and let us redefine your patio experience, one epoxy flake at a time!423-342-4158
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