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Title: Enhance Your Concrete Surfaces with Cost-Effective Decorative Chip Systems


Concrete is a versatile and durable material that finds extensive use in both residential and commercial spaces. However, plain concrete surfaces can sometimes lack the aesthetic appeal that many desire. This is where decorative chip systems come into play, offering a cost-effective way to transform your concrete floors while adding various functional benefits. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of decorative chip systems, highlighting their advantages and customization options.

Cost-Effective Transformation

Decorative chip systems offer a cost-effective way to enhance the look of your concrete surfaces. Whether you’re working on a budget or looking for an affordable alternative to more expensive flooring options, these systems provide a stunning decorative finish that won’t break the bank.

Customization Galore

One of the standout features of decorative chip systems is their ability to be customized to your specific preferences. With 33 available decorative chip blends to choose from, you have the creative freedom to select colors and patterns that align with your design vision. Whether you’re going for a classic look or something more eclectic, these systems allow you to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Easy Maintenance

Maintaining concrete surfaces can be a hassle, but decorative chip systems simplify the process. Thanks to their random shapes, these chips naturally hide imperfections in the concrete, making minor wear and tear less noticeable. Moreover, the decorative chips help conceal dirt and debris, reducing the need for frequent cleaning.

Abstract Terrazzo Appearance

One of the most appealing aspects of decorative chip systems is their ability to create an abstract, terrazzo-like appearance. This unique finish adds character and depth to your concrete floors, making them stand out in any space. Whether it’s a residential living room or a commercial showroom, the abstract terrazzo look is both stylish and eye-catching.

Safety First

Decorative chip systems aren’t just about aesthetics; they also prioritize safety. Many options come with slip-resistant and non-skid textures, providing an added layer of protection against accidents. This is especially beneficial in spaces that are prone to moisture or where slip hazards are a concern.

Durability and Resistance

Concrete coatings with decorative chip systems often include UV-stable and chemical-resistant topcoats. These topcoats enhance the durability and longevity of your concrete surfaces. UV stability ensures that your floors won’t fade or yellow over time, even in areas exposed to direct sunlight. Chemical resistance, on the other hand, protects against spills and stains, making these surfaces ideal for areas like kitchens, garages, or industrial spaces.


Decorative chip systems offer a cost-effective, customizable, and aesthetically pleasing solution for transforming your concrete surfaces. Whether you’re looking to add a decorative chip finish to your residential floors or upgrade a commercial space, these systems provide an array of benefits. From easy maintenance and slip resistance to the creation of an abstract terrazzo appearance, the possibilities are endless. Plus, with UV-stable and chemical-resistant topcoats available, your investment will stand the test of time. Elevate your concrete surfaces with decorative chip systems and enjoy the beauty and functionality they bring to your space.




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Level 10 did an amazing job with my garage floor. The crew was very professional and took the time to explain, answer any questions.  Product is fantastic, but the crew made the experience. Thank you!

Ryan R. / Google Review

From start to finish, Level 10 Coatings was top notch.  They responded to my request for an estimate immediately, worked with my schedule, and were at my house the same day.  The sales associate who came out was super friendly and informative.

Janice V. / Google Review

Tim, Ian, and Micah were professional and efficient. They kept us informed through the process. We understood what they were doing when and they completed our garage floor in one day, as scheduled.

Jeff F. / Google Review

Transform Your Space: How to Create a Stunning Epoxy Flake Floor

Epoxy flake floor systems are the go-to solution for a hard-wearing, aesthetically pleasing surface. Ideal for garages, commercial areas, or any high-traffic spaces, epoxy flake floors combine durability with a vast range of color options. Get to know how they work, the straightforward installation and maintenance, and how you can customize your space to your liking with an epoxy flake floor.

Key Takeaways

  • Epoxy flake floors are economical, durable with easy maintenance, and enhance aesthetics with a variety of color and texture options for both residential and commercial spaces.
  • Level 10 Coatings offers specialized installation of epoxy flake flooring that is impact-resistant, slip-resistant, and capable of withstanding heavy loads and environmental factors, enhancing space functionality and value.
  • Proper installation and maintenance of epoxy flake floors are key for longevity, including surface preparation, base coat application, flake broadcasting, sealing topcoats, and routine cleaning to maintain appearance and functionality.
Close-up of beige and black epoxy flake mix for concrete flooring.

The Beauty and Functionality of Epoxy Flake Floors

Epoxy flake floors are more than just a stunning visual upgrade for your space – they serve a practical purpose too. These unique floor coating systems foster the appearance of granite, marble, or quartz, significantly enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any space, from garage floors to shop floors. But they don’t just look good – they’re built to last. Epoxy flake floors are an economical flooring option, renowned for their exceptional durability and straightforward maintenance requirements.

The secret to these functional yet attractive floors lies in the combination of vinyl chips and epoxy. This creates a permanent and seamless finish, contributing to their easy installation. No more endless hours spent on complicated installations; with epoxy flake floors, you get an elegant, durable solution that works great in a variety of environments.

Light Gray and Dark Gray Chips

When it comes to creating a modern and timeless look, light gray color chips, medium gray chips, and dark gray color chips are the top choices. Their subtlety allows them to blend seamlessly with various decors, providing a sophisticated aesthetic to any space when applied to a concrete floor.

Whether you’re aiming for a monochromatic scheme or looking for a versatile base to complement brighter elements, these shades offer a truly contemporary appeal.

Detailed view of grey and black epoxy flake blend on a floor surface.
Vibrant orange and blue epoxy flake combination on flooring.

Bright Orange, Electric Blue, and Navy Chips

If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your flooring, consider the vibrant options of bright orange, electric blue, and navy color chips. These striking choices can give your floor a vivid and dynamic appearance, ideal for spaces intended to stand out.

For example, the ‘Harley Mix’, which incorporates white, black, light gray, and bright orange color chips, offers a vibrant option for creating distinctive floor coatings.

Ivory, Cocoa, and Taupe Chips

Looking for a subtler, more elegant look? Consider ivory color chips, cocoa, and taupe color chips. These versatile and neutral colors offer a subtle yet elegant look on epoxy flake floors, making them perfect for achieving a warm and inviting atmosphere. For a slightly bolder option, you can also opt for dark brown chips.

‘Desert Sand’, a blend that incorporates taupe, ivory, cocoa, and a hint of dark brown, is a popular choice that exemplifies how these colors, including light brown, can be combined for an attractive finish.

Taupe and brown flake mix scattered on a concrete floor.

Level 10 Coatings: Transforming Residential and Commercial Spaces

When it comes to installing epoxy flake floors, you want a company that understands your unique needs. Enter Level 10 Coatings. Catering to a diverse clientele, including both residential and commercial customers, Level 10 Coatings offers a variety of concrete coating services, transforming spaces with their durable, impact-resistant, and slip-resistant epoxy flake flooring solutions.

Installing epoxy flake flooring from Level 10 Coatings offers the following benefits:

  • Enhances the beauty of your space
  • Adds value to your property
  • Can handle the strain from vehicles, heavy equipment, and foot traffic
  • Resistant to environmental factors like weather
Finished epoxy flake floor in a residential garage by Level 10 Coatings.

Garage Floor Flakes and Sun Porch Floors

Garage floor flakes and sun porch floors from Level 10 Coatings can dramatically enhance the appearance and functionality of these areas. By using vinyl flakes in epoxy resin floors, they not only improve the aesthetics but also add to the durability and slip resistance of your flooring. This makes them a perfect choice for areas that need to withstand heavy use while still looking great.

And the best part? The Level 10 Coatings team can complete installations efficiently, often in just one day, without compromising on quality.

Laundry Room Floors and Basement Coating Services

Level 10 Coatings also offers epoxy flooring solutions for laundry rooms and basements. These often-overlooked spaces can benefit greatly from a durable, waterproof solution like epoxy flooring. Traditional flooring options like carpet and laminate can be prone to water damage, but epoxy flooring from Level 10 Coatings offers protection against water seepage and moisture buildup, helping to prevent common issues like mold and mildew growth,.

Their solutions are a great alternative to traditional flooring options, offering a combination of durability and easy maintenance.

Epoxy flake floor enhancing a home laundry room, installed by Level 10 Coatings
Large warehouse floor finished with epoxy flakes by Level 10 Coatings.

Industrial and Warehouse Environments

For industrial and warehouse environments, Level 10 Coatings provides specialized concrete coating solutions designed to withstand the unique demands of these settings. Whether it’s a manufacturing facility, a distribution center, or a storage warehouse, their flooring solutions are engineered to endure heavy traffic, industrial machinery, and even chemical exposure with minimal downtime,.

Epoxy flake floors not only enhance the aesthetics but also contribute to safety by providing texture that increases anti-slip properties and helps with sound reduction.

Customizing Your Epoxy Flake Floor

One of the great advantages of epoxy flake floors is the ability to customize the design to your personal taste and the specific needs of your space. With the ability to create custom blends of color chips, you can achieve a personalized design that perfectly complements the aesthetics of your garage floors, sun porches, or any other space. However, it’s crucial to have an ample supply of flakes on hand during the application process to ensure full coverage, as adjustments are not possible after the epoxy has cured.

Whether you’re going for a sleek, modern look with light gray and dark gray chips or a bold, vibrant design with bright orange, electric blue, and navy chips, the possibilities are virtually endless. And with the range of solid color flakes, multi-color blends, and unique combinations available, you can create an epoxy flake floor that truly reflects your style and complements your space.

Solid Color Flakes and Multi-Color Blends

With a wide range of solid color and multi-color blend options available, creating a personalized look for your epoxy flake floor has never been easier. Solid color epoxy flakes can be single pre-mixed colors or custom mixed to achieve a specific shade.

For those looking for a more complex and decorative appearance, multi-color epoxy flake blend consists of custom mixing different colors and sizes of flakes. You can even include metallic silver and gold flakes as additives in your multi-color blend for an extra touch of elegance.

Informative graphic depicting the layering process of epoxy flake flooring.
Level 10 Coatings employee preparing epoxy mix for flake flooring.

Up to Four Colors: Creating Unique Blends

When creating a personalized color blend for your project, up to four different epoxy flake colors can be selected. This allows for a wide spectrum of options, from subtle neutrals for a minimalist design to bold and vibrant blends for a more dynamic look. By combining different colors, you can create a blend that not only reflects your personal style but also harmonizes with the design elements of the space.

Broadcast Recommendations and Texture

Achieving the desired texture and coverage for your epoxy flake floor is all about the right broadcast technique. Whether it’s hand tossing, using a hopper blower gun, or a customized shaker, the right technique will ensure an even distribution and desired texture. And with the recommended broadcasting range for each color, such as one pound for a light broadcast and three to four pounds for a heavy broadcast per 250 square feet for a bright orange epoxy flake floor, you can achieve the perfect coverage for your space.

Level 10 Coatings worker casting flakes on freshly applied epoxy.

Installation and Maintenance of Epoxy Flake Floors

The installation of an epoxy flake floor includes the following steps:

  1. Thoroughly prepare the concrete surface to ensure it is clean and has a rough profile for optimal resin adhesion.
  2. Apply a base coat to the prepared surface.
  3. Broadcast the flakes onto the base coat until the floor is fully covered.
  4. Finalize the process by applying a sealing topcoat for lasting protection.

Proper maintenance is crucial for the longevity and visual appeal of epoxy flake floors. Their germ and moisture resistance, sound insulation qualities, and the ability to be renewed by applying a new top coat when necessary make them a practical and long-lasting flooring solution.

The actual lifespan of an epoxy flake floor is determined by factors such as the level of foot or vehicle traffic, the maintenance routine, and the types of materials it comes into contact with.

Cleaning and Care Tips

Maintaining your epoxy flake floor is a breeze with regular sweeping, blowing out, or hosing down. And when a more extensive cleaning is required, a mixture of warm water and a mild cleaner does the trick. Simply rinse and gently dry to avoid water spots and ensure a thorough cleanse,.

Regular cleaning using appropriate methods and products is crucial for maintaining the epoxy flake floors’ longevity and visual appeal.

UV Resistance and Topcoat Options

Protecting your epoxy flake floor from UV damage is essential for maintaining its color and surface integrity. Applying a topcoat to epoxy flake floors seals and protects the surface from UV damage. Products like CFS-UV Clear Epoxy Top Coat provide UV resistance to protect the floor’s color and surface integrity from ultraviolet light exposure,.

Epoxy flake floors, a type of epoxy floor, are also 100% renewable through the application of a new top coat, which can continue to offer UV resistance and protection from abrasion and chemicals.

Level 10 Coatings team applying epoxy on a garage floor.

Professional Installation by Level 10 Coatings

While DIY projects can be fun, there’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes with professional installation. Level 10 Coatings provides expert installation services for epoxy flake floors, ensuring a flawless finish with high-quality customer service. From the detailed explanations to the outstanding product performance, their commitment to delivering the best to their clients is evident in the rave reviews they receive.

Their commitment to quality is further demonstrated by the following:

  • They offer a lifetime warranty on their interior flooring coatings.
  • They conduct research and development to create proprietary materials for their products.
  • They provide a special Grind & Seal service, showcasing their ability to provide specialized and tailored flooring solutions.

These factors ensure that you get a product that lasts and meets your specific needs.

Epoxy flake floors are a beautiful and functional solution for a wide range of spaces, from residential garages to commercial warehouses. With their durability, ease of maintenance, and vast array of design options, these floors offer a unique combination of practicality and aesthetics. Whether you choose to create a bold and vibrant design with bright colors or opt for a subtle and elegant look with neutral tones, the possibilities for customization are virtually endless. And with professional installation by Level 10 Coatings, you can ensure a flawless finish that will stand the test of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some popular color options for epoxy flake floors?

Popular color options for epoxy flake floors include light/dark gray for a contemporary look, bright orange/electric blue/navy for a bold statement, and ivory/cocoa/taupe for a subtle and elegant appearance. Choose a color that best suits your style and preferences.

What services does Level 10 Coatings offer?

Level 10 Coatings offers epoxy flake flooring for residential and commercial spaces, as well as specialized solutions for industrial and warehouse environments. Whether you need a coating for your home or business, they have specific options for your needs.

How can I customize my epoxy flake floor?

To customize your epoxy flake floor, select from a variety of solid color flakes, multi-color blends, and unique combinations, with the option to choose up to four colors for a personalized blend.

How do I maintain my epoxy flake floor?

To maintain your epoxy flake floor, regularly sweep, blow out, or hose down the floor. For deeper cleaning, use a warm water and mild cleaner mixture.

Does Level 10 Coatings offer any warranties on their flooring?

Yes, Level 10 Coatings offers a warranty on their floor coatings. Contact us for more details.

Level 10 Coatings is the premier concrete coatings provider in Chicagoland, offering epoxy, polyaspartic, and polyurea coating services for residential and commercial customers. We provide outstanding customer service from start to finish.


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