When you think of luxury interiors, you probably think of over-the-top marble countertops and entryways fit for royalty. No matter what pops into your head, however, the common denominator looks a little something like this.
Wouldn't it be great to get the luxe look of marble floors and countertops without such a hefty price tag?
Well, friends, I have good news. The folks over at Excalibur Surfaces exist, and what they can do with epoxy is next-level stunning. The best part is that their gorgeous floors and countertops are durable and can last up to 30 years. Here's some insight into their process.
When it comes to preparation, these crafters pull out all the stops.
"Preparation is the key to the success of an amazing epoxy floor," one of Excalibur Surface's craftsmen explained to ViralNova. "Floor grinding and profiling are essential to create an amazing bond for the epoxy resin to adhere to the concrete. If there is dust floating in the air or if bugs fall into your project, they will be there for the lifetime of the floor. "
"Excalibur's floors are not just beautiful, but come with a lot of benefits as well," he writes.
"If applied correctly, these surfaces can last up to 30 years or more. Epoxy resin flooring is antibacterial and antimicrobial. It is a closed-system chemical bond that will not trap any harmful bacteria.”
For that reason, Excalibur's approach works particularly well on countertops.
"It's also amazing to use in the kitchen because when handling food," he writes, "this material won't transfer bacteria like salmonella or other food-born contaminants."
In order to achieve these beautiful finishes, the crafters use a variety of techniques that result in eye-catching marbling and striation.
One look at their reviews on Facebook says it all. These are great artisans who produce incredible results with a substance we often overlook as being purely utilitarian.
Atypical use of ordinary materials puts these creators in a league of their own.