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Smokey Grey

Smokey Grey Description

Smokey Grey offers a tranquil blend of grey, white, and black, enriched with shades of brown or khaki to give the surface an earthy, inviting vibe. Like its cousin, California Grey, it carries a versatile blend of colours but stands out with its own unique depth and personality. Whether under the glow of a chandelier or the soft luminescence of a bedside lamp, this flooring adapts, showing you different facets of its intricate design.

Alongside its striking visuals, the robustness and durability offered by our 20 Year Epoxy Flooring Warranty make Smokey Grey not just a feast for the eyes but also a sensible, long-term investment.

Smokey Grey Installation Areas

In the home, Smokey Grey elegantly complements living spaces adorned with timber flooring or natural stone tiles like travertine. The flooring’s warmth and natural aesthetic make it a suitable choice for cosy bedrooms and lounges. Its inherent properties of hiding dirt and grime also make it ideal for utility areas and garages.

In a commercial context, Smokey Grey would suit establishments that aim to evoke a natural, organic atmosphere. From chic cafes to quaint boutiques, Smokey Grey lays down a versatile canvas that’s as easy on the eye as it is to maintain.

Smokey Grey Personality

If you’re someone who finds joy in the intricate balance of simplicity and complexity, Smokey Grey might just be your soulmate in flooring form. Whether you’re drawn to minimalist decor or have a flair for the rustic and the natural, this flooring complements both with a fine equilibrium of colour tones.

The occasional shades of brown or khaki that surface depending on lighting conditions make Smokey Grey a conversation starter. It’s not just a floor; it’s an ever-changing piece of art that suits those who appreciate depth and variance in their daily settings.

Epoxy Flooring FAQ

  • How long does Epoxy Flooring last?

    The average floor will last for years & the best products have a 20 Year Warranty.

  • Will Epoxy Flooring Crack/Chip?

    Not under normal conditions and use. It’s extremely hard wearing and will easily handle sedans, 4WD’s, SUV’s etc being driven on it.

    Industrial Grade epoxies are capable of forklifts, pallet jacks and even planes being moved on it. We did a short video to show the results of a test we did with our work truck to see just how much we could attempt to crack or chip & damage an epoxy coating in 12 months.

    This video answers the question “Will an epoxy floor crack or chip?”. Check out the incredible results here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aItp1nWsRuc

  • Will Epoxy Flooring peel?

    Not if applied correctly. However the best way to ensure that the coating doesn’t peel is to confirm that the installer will be grinding the floor before applying the epoxy. Acid washing (also called acid etching) is a method that does get promoted and it can work but it’s risky due to Acid Residue, seen in Image A.

    Acid residue gets left behind after acid etching and can be difficult to remove. This is because once the floor is wet from you scrubbing and hosing the residue is difficult to see and remains that way even when dry. The consequences of not removing it though are disastrous. Image B shows a floor we were called to repair which started to peel just days after the owner installed it. The cause of the peeling was acid residue.




    Personally when I just did my own garage recently I ran a grinder over it first. We did a small sample on a garage to show the difference between grinding and acid washing which you can see below. You can be the judge which you think is the best way to prepare your floor.


  • Will Epoxy Flooring turn yellow?

    NO provided that the flooring is not exposed to UV light. But if a plain epoxy floor is exposed to sunlight it will yellow or amber like in Image A (below). Image B shows what the floor looked like when it was first applied. This is the section of the floor that did not get sunlight on it.

    There are a number of solutions to prevent your epoxy from turning yellow.

    Firstly, don’t expose it to sunlight. This is good in theory but in a garage, for example, a lot of the time when you open the door sunlight will creep in. So that leads to the second solution and that is to cover the epoxy with vinyl flakes because they will not turn yellow. This is called a full flake seamless epoxy floor (shown below).

    These flakes are then covered with a 100% UV stable top coat. Polyaspartic, Polyurethane and Polyurea clear top coats are excellent options for UV stability. Polyaspartic coats are fast drying, have no harmful VOC’s and are extremely hard wearing and flexible so they are suitable for very tough conditions. Some polyaspartic top coats have Rapid Cure properties which means they can have traffic on them 4 hours after being applied.

  • Will Epoxy Flooring smell?

    If you use a 100% solids epoxy this is virtually odourless.

    If you use a solvent-based epoxy it will smell until it is fully cured and this can be around 10-14 days.

    100% solids means that evaporation doesn’t occur in order for the epoxy to cure. Think of honey. It is a 100% solid product IE it is just all 100% honey and if you spill it none of it will evaporate. It will just sit as a sticky mess for ages, or until your dog comes and licks it up. So it releases no gases from evaporation and therefore you don’t smell these gases being released.

    100% solids epoxy are like honey and don’t evaporate and release smelly or harmful gases to get hard. The epoxy that is made from the chemicals being blended together are just like all different types of honey they all blend together in the bucket and react with each other to create a reaction that makes them all form one hard substance.

    Smelly and potentially harmful types of epoxies are made with solvent bases. Think of ACETONE or nail polish remover. This is a solvent and these solvents evaporating from the epoxy are what you smell until they are fully cured. So if you don’t think it’s a good idea to sniff solvents, like sniffing nail polish remover for example, you need to check that the product you want to install isn’t solvent based.

  • Will Epoxy Flooring scratch?

    Not normally and under ordinary day to day use it is basically bullet-proof. But if you try hard enough you can probably scratch it.

    One of the commercial bakery jobs we did gave their floor a rigorous test. About 8 hours after we finished the bakers returned to work and dragged a 200kg machine across the floor.

    Here’s a pic below of me trying to push the machine myself and I couldn’t shift it at all.



    The next image shows the floor close up after they dragged the machine back into place.
    You can barely see where they had scratched it and the owners were delighted with the floor’s strength.

  • Will Epoxy Flooring be Waterproof?

    Yes.

    A picture tells a thousand words so take a look for yourself...


    Is epoxy flooring waterproof

  • Will Epoxy Flooring be Slippery?

    No... but only if it has had a a form of Slip Resistance coating seeded into the top coat.

    Common types of slip resistance grits are Aluminium Oxide and Silica and they look and feel like grains of sand.

    These grains are pressed into the top coat and once the coat has cured the grains are a permanent part of the floor.

    There are different sizes of grains so the slip resistance can be increased or decreased as required.

Same Day System vs Multi Day Systems

SAME DAY SYSTEM MULTI DAY SYSTEMS
Days without garage access 1 8-10 Days
Easy to use for installer No (unless trained) Yes
Slip resistance compatible Yes Yes
UV Stable Yes Yes & No depending on the manufacturer
Wide choice of colours Yes Yes
Training and Certification required to install Yes No
Suitable for heavy vehicles Yes Yes
Allergy Safe Yes – 100% solid No – Requires Evaporation to cure which means it’s a potential hazard to people with allergies
VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compound) Yes No
Does weather effect installation time No Yes, because it cures via evaporation so in rain and humidity it takes longer to cure.
Food-Grade Flooring Surface Yes Yes & No depending on the manufacturer
Suitable for DIY No Yes
Warranty 20 years 1-3 years
Price A$78 plus GST per SQM A$65-85 plus GST per SQM