Countertop Resurfacing with Metallic Epoxy

Countertop Resurfacing with Metallic Epoxy

Did you know that you don’t need to replace your stained, chipped, cracked, scratched, or discolored kitchen countertops? Countertop resurfacing is a cost-effective way to restore and transform your worn and unsightly kitchen space.

There are many options for materials when updating your space. However, metallic epoxy countertops are the most popular among homeowners seeking an affordable, durable, easy-to-install product.

EMC Concrete Coatings is the go-to professional when you need reliable kitchen countertop repair and resurfacing. With over 20 years of experience and a highly trained and certified team, we offer the best metallic epoxy countertop resurfacing.

We stand by our work and provide a written warranty for all our projects to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

What Is Epoxy Countertop Resurfacing?

Epoxy is a refinishing product offered in a boxed or bottled epoxy countertops kit. You use it according to the manufacturer’s directions to refinish your kitchen countertops. It doesn’t come in pre-made slabs like granite, quartz, and laminate countertops.

Application instructions usually include flooding your countertop with a thin layer of epoxy as an initial seal to prevent bubble formation when later applying thicker coats. Epoxy is a popular choice for refinishing countertops due to its durability and scratch resistance.

While there are different types of epoxies, they all combine resin and hardeners to produce clear, robust material. Epoxy resin countertops can maintain their luster for years regardless of the cleaning materials you use. You can apply epoxy over virtually any countertop material, including:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Laminate
  • Formica
  • Concrete

Epoxy creates a shiny, glossy finish that protects the surface underneath when used on these surfaces. You can also use epoxy on marble and granite countertops. However, many homeowners don’t want to coat their expensive marble or granite countertops.

Some epoxies also allow you to transform your cheap countertops into a classy-looking surface. Additionally, you can use epoxy as a sealer for your concrete countertop.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Metallic Epoxy Countertops

The Pros:

  • Durable Finish: Most homeowners prefer epoxy coating countertops for their durability. Once the epoxy hardens, it creates a hard-wearing surface that will endure years of use without losing its shine. You won’t have to worry about cracking or continually reapplying the material.
  • Appearance: Epoxy countertops offer a glossy look that transforms cheap countertop materials like laminate into a more luxurious surface. Epoxy also comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, so you can apply what suits your preference.
  • Heat Resistance: Epoxy is heat resistant, so you can place hot materials on the surface without damaging your countertop.
  • Food Safe: At EMC Concrete Coatings, we use only non-toxic and food-safe epoxy products. However, proper ventilation is essential during and a few days after application. This airing out allows the epoxy’s volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to evaporate completely.
  • Easy Cleaning and Maintenance: Cleaning countertops with an epoxy coating is easy. You can use virtually any cleaning product without damaging the nonporous epoxy surface. This surface is also resistant to bacteria and mold growth.

The Cons:

  • Messy Installation: The biggest disadvantage of epoxy countertops is that installation can be challenging, especially for DIY projects. You can easily make mistakes during the application, resulting in a surface with air bubbles and lumps. Epoxy also tends to flow towards the edges and drip off, leaving you with a messy work area. Hiring a professional can help you avoid these problems.
  • You Have Only One Chance: Unlike other resurfacing materials that come in pre-made slabs, epoxy countertops give you only one chance during application. If you mess up, you will need to purchase a new countertops kit. You may also need to replace the entire surface that you’ve messed up.
  • Prone to Staining: Epoxy is solid and long-lasting. However, it can quickly get stained if you don’t clean spills properly. You should clean food and drink spills immediately to minimize the risk of permanent stains.

Get the Best Epoxy for Countertops Today

If you are ready to transform your worn kitchen countertops with metallic epoxy, EMC Concrete Coatings can help. We are a premier provider of decorative epoxy coating and fine-finish painting services. When you work with us, you can rest easy, knowing that you are getting quality products installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

We back our workmanship with a written warranty. Call us today at (210) 430-4181 to schedule a free consultation for your metallic epoxy countertop resurfacing project.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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