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What are Polymer ColorFlakes™?

Polymer ColorFlakes™, also known as decorative vinyl color chips, flakes or fleck are specially formulated paint aggregates used to enhance the aesthetic qualities of seamless, resin-based chip/flake flooring systems. This unique product is random in shape, sized within a standardized range and custom blended to match any décor.

Polymer ColorFlakes™ are continuing to gain popularity amongst architects, designers, contractors and consumers, because of their unique properties that deliver complete customization to commercial, residential and industrial floors with an endless range color-styles, texture, size and blending options.

Polymer ColorFlakes Advantages
• Custom design to match any décor
• Over 150 in-stock unicolor-styles
• Non-flammable
• Water-based chemistry
• Optimal flexibility and strength
• Colorfast, UV stable pigments
• Hide sub-surface imperfections
• Ease of application
• Lab-tested resin compatibility

• Unlimited custom blending options
• Size standardized size ranges
• Custom color-matching
• Fast turnaround times
• Custom packaging & labeling options
• Economical / cost-effective
• Low sound / noise deadening qualities
• Monolithic seamlessness
• Renewable, sanitary and safe
Polymer ColorFlakes™ Specification Characteristics
Color Consistency
Spectrophotometer ASTM E1866
∆ ≤ 1.0 from standard Pass
Dry Film Thickness
  Micrometer ASTM D1005
  Mils Dry 4 - 5 mils
  Visual Evalation  
  Random Pass
  Olfactory Evaluation ASTM D1296
  Odorless Pass
Surface Texture
  Visual Evaluation  
  Smooth Pass
  60º Gloss Meter ASTM D523
  < 15 units Pass
Dry Film Thickness
  Mandrel Bend Test ASTM F137*
  Interior Angle ≤ 110º Pass
Hiding Power / Opacity
  Visual Evaluation ASTM D6762
  Opacity > 98% Pass (except color C2250 Semi-Transparent White)
Size Distribution
  Normal Sieve Analysis ASTM C136-06* (100 grams / 90 seconds)
Polymer ColorFlakes™ Blending & Sizing
Custom Blending:
Use ColorFlakes™ to coordinate your floors and walls with any decor.  Our extensive range of unicolor-styles gives you the ability to custom design blends to match any color-scheme.  Either choose from one of our signature blends or creatively mix and match colors using the virtual blend design tool to develop a unique color array that best fits your project. Blend ColorFlakes™ to enhance your environment any compliment any décor.
Standard Sizing Options:
Original (~1") 1/2"
  1/4"   1/8"
  1/16"   1/32"
Polymer ColorFlakes™ System Specifications
Typical System Lab Tested Resin Compatibility
Approx. Dry Film Thickness: 15-30 mils

For best results, 10-15 mils of topcoat is recommended to embed ColorFlakes™ and provide a durable wearing surface.

• Epoxies
• Methyl Methacrylates (MMA)
• Moisture Cure Urethanes (MCU)
• Polyaspartics
• Polyureas
• Polyurethanes
• 100% Solids systems
• Solvent-borne systems
• Water-based systems
• And others...

In 40+ years of manufacturing ColorFlakes™, there have been no known resin incompatibilities. However, Torginol® recommends unknown resin compatibility testing prior to use when working with unconventional floor coating chemistries.

Polymer ColorFlakes™ Application
Hand Broadcast

Hopper-Blower Gun

Coverage Rate Guidelines (Square Feet per Pound)
Sizes Full Partial
Original (~1") 8 - 10 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
1/2" 7 - 9 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
1/4" 5 - 7 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
1/8" 4 - 6 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
1/16" 3 - 5 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
1/32" 2 - 4 25 - 200 ft² / lb.
Coverage rates vary depending on customer preferences and application techniques.  Torginol® does not guarantee exact coverage rates. For more information, please consult with your coating system manufacturer.
Polymer ColorFlakes™ Recommended Application Environments
• Auto Dealerships
• Banquet Halls
• Bars, Pubs & Taverns
• Basements
• Bathrooms
• Bowling Alleys
• Butcher Shops
• Cafeterias
• Churches
• Clean Rooms
• Commercial Kitchens
• Corridors
• Dog Kennels
• Food Processing Plants
• Garage Floors
• Gentlemen's Clubs
• Greenhouses
• Grocery Stores
• Hallways
• Hospitals
• Industrial Hallways
• Laboratories
• Laundromats
• Lunch Rooms
• Night Clubs
• Offices
• Pet Stores
• Pharmaceutical Plants
• Pool Decks
• Public Municipalities
• Restaurants
• Restrooms
• Retail Stores
• Salons
• Schools
• Showrooms
• Stadium Hallways
• Sunrooms
• Vestibules
• Veterinary Clinics
• Zoos
• And more...

Torginol® was founded in 1969 with the goal of becoming the aristocrat of seamless flooring.  Since then, we’ve evolved to become exclusively focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing decorative coating materials that enhance the ergonomic and aesthetic qualities of living environments.  Our materials provide beautification and utility to commercial, industrial, institutional and residential surfaces throughout the world.  Designers, architects and home owners are inspired by the innovative patterns and textures produced by our materials.

Today, Torginol® exclusively manufactures and distributes an array of decorative materials for a variety of niche markets, including: resinous and terrazzo flooring, decorative wall coatings, pool plaster finishes, grouts and mortars, EIFS systems, engineered surfaces, landscaping, fish aquariums, art, craft and hobby projects, home décor accents and others.

At Torginol®, our mission and passion is to enhance living environments by providing our customers with the most inspirational, innovative and sustainable decorative materials on Earth.

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