How Much Does It Cost To Coat Concrete Flooring With Epoxy?

Epoxy flooring cost

On average epoxy flooring costs $2,155 homeowners in the USA. The average minimum price comes to $1,432 and the average maximum price to $2,948. For materials and equipment alone estimate to pay $2 to $5 per square foot. Professional fees range from $1 to $7 per square foot.

epoxy flooring cost

Epoxy coating is great to protect areas like garages, kitchens, and basements that receive a large amount of foot traffic and heavy wear. By using an epoxy floor coating the floor is protected by wear and tear, cracking, and chipping. 

Many homeowners are concerned will the costs associated with coating concrete floors as they might be expensive. There are always ways to reduce the overall cost of a coating project and have an experienced professional with a few hours of work to turn your concrete floor into a beautiful, durable surface that will last for many years to come.

Epoxy Flooring Cost Per Square Foot

Epoxy flooring installation costs from $3 to $12 per square foot (labor +materials). Professionals charge nearly the same prices all across the country. If you have much square footage the contractor might offer you a slight discount on the cost of solid or water-based material.

Solid epoxy costs twice as much as water-based. So if you have a large concrete garage expect to pay a lot more for a solid floor coating. Also, consider applying a solid epoxy coating to small areas as they will require less maintenance.

Installation Average Cost
Materials $2 – $5/SF
Labor $1 – $7/SF
Total $3 – $12 per square foot

Average Cost to Epoxy Garage Floors

Applying an epoxy coating to an average 250 square foot garage will cost between $780 to $2,000. A 400 to 500 square feet garage will cost $1,350 and $4,000.The older the surface the most coating it will require increasing the overall cost. The application method can also affect the project price. 

Epoxy Basement Floor

The cost to seal a basement floor with epoxy coating ranges from $3 to $12 per square foot. You can also apply a waterproof finish to high-traffic areas to make the concrete floor more durable. Consider this option to prevent the development of moisture on the floor especially if you plan on laying a carpet hardwood, or another flooring on top of the concrete.

Kitchens

Homeowners spend on average $3 to $12 per square foot to apply the epoxy coating in the kitchen area. The price depends mostly on the color and type of coating. A popular decorative choice is faux marble. You can also apply epoxy floor paint on patterns, pebble bases, and other textures. 

Epoxy floor coating was used mostly for commercial and industrial flooring but is gaining popularity for homes as it provides a high-performance, long-lasting surface that it is easy to clean that can last for many years. 

Sealing Concrete Driveways

The cost to seal a driveway ranges from $8,5 to $16 per 1,000 square feet. The exact price will be determined by your location and the size of your project. The weather also plays a great role in how often you need to repeat the process. For a basic 480 square foot driveway expect to pay from $80 to $115 for sealing the floor. The average cost for sealing a driveway ranges from $80 to $240, depending on the size.

Patios & Walkways

Sealing a walkway costs about $1.50 per square foot. It is always worth the investment as it will save you from repair costs in the future. 

Pricing by Application Method

Depending on the method that you installed will use (squeegee, sprayer, or trowel), the cost might exceed the standard $3 to $12 fee. Using any of the above-mentioned methods might be necessary for achieving the desired decorative finish. Talk to your concrete contractor to find out the various options. 

Average Cost to Paint & Seal Concrete

The average cost to paint concrete before sealing comes to $0.60 to $1.60 per square foot, but lower rates can be agreed depending on the size of the area. To apply water-based epoxy sealer after the concrete has dried add another $3 per square foot for professional installation. 

Epoxy Floor Installation Cost Factors

Many times for the contractor to be able to work on your garage you will have to move all your belongings to a storage unit. So on top of what you have agreed to pay the professional for materials and labor, you will also have to account for the cost to rent a storage unit. This will add from $20 to $450 to your spend depending on how long you will need the storage unit. 

If you are planning to remodel your garage, make sure you include it from the beginning of the project requirements as this will help you save money. 

Concrete Repairs

Repairing crumbling concrete typically costs $25 to $250 for labor and materials. This applies to old floors that need to be patched as they might have cracks or chips. Laying concrete costs about $8.50 per square foot and a small tube of patching compound costs as little as $3 or as much as $150 for a three-part compound. Many times cracks in the concrete indicate that there is a problem with the foundations. Additional services that you might need are:

Evaluation by a structural engineer: $200-$800

Soil report by a geotechnical engineer: $500-$2,500

Concrete or steel piers: $1,000-$3,000 each

Underpinning: $3,500-$6,000 per corner

Foundation Repair: $8,000-$30,000

Garage Floor Resurfacing & Refinishing Costs

epoxy garage flooring

Concrete resurfacing is the process of cleaning, repairing, and overlaying a new surface. The cost for professional installation comes to $3 to $10 per square foot, including materials. According to our research, the cost of garage floor resurfacing for 500 square feet space usually ranges from $1,500 to $5,000. 

If you would like to handle the garage floor resurfacing yourself you can save on the costs, provided that you have the skills and the time to do the job yourself. DIY will cost you from $2 to $5 per square foot for the materials and equipment. For a two-car garage expect to spend $200 for material and $100 for tools. To apply three coats of epoxy it will take you 9 hours over 3 days, as epoxy needs 24 hours to completely dry.

Epoxy Coating Resin Prices

Epoxy resin coating is available to buy at many home improvement stores. You will find DIY kits that include everything you need to complete the job from 50 to 600 depending on the floor area you need to cover.  For 250-square foot expect to pay $250 for a 100% epoxy kit. If you do not want to buy a kit, you will need to include a sealant, a cleaner and/or degreaser, patching compound, and any tools that you will need for the job. 

Solid vs. Water-Based Sealers

Material prices vary based on which epoxy type you will go for:

Type Price per Gallon Pros & Cons
Water-based $30 – $50 Cheapest option.Safer to work.Easy to apply.Weakest.Not suitable for Do not darken the surface. May rewet and appear milky. You need to reapply even 1-3 years. Difficult to remove.
Solvent-based About $45 Slightly stronger than water-based.More suitable for lower temperatures.More difficult to apply than water-based.Healthier to work with. They darken the surface.
100% Pure Solid $45 – $150 More durable than water and solved-bases.Heat and scratch-resistant.Most expensive.Professional Installation required.Not a good option for areas with moisture or high temperature.

Epoxy Stone Pebble Cost Calculator

Pebblestone epoxy coating or river rock costs as low as $6.95 per sq ft. This blend of high quality decorative natural pebbles or marble can be used to cover any concrete surface.  Use epoxy pebblestone coating indoors or outdoors to make your flooring look like real stone and to increase its durability.  

Metallic Epoxy, Decorative Flake, & Colors

Epoxy floor coating comes in a great variety of colors and designs. You can also choose neutral colors like grey, white, or clear. Homeowners can also decorate their concrete floor with more colorful epoxy paint coatings, which will make it look amazing.

The price of each epoxy paint depends on the color that you will choose. Metallic color prices range from $5 to $12 per square foot. Neutral colors cost less than bright colors and are a good option for covering your garage floor. If you wish to add decorative color flakes for epoxy add another $10 for every 125-250 square feet. 

Epoxy for Commercial or Industrial Floors

Epoxy coating for commercial and industrial use has to be 100% solid and always of the highest quality costing about $3 – $12 per-square-foot. 

Prices for Other Garage Floor Concrete Sealers

If you would like to choose a cheaper concrete sealant you can easily find one costing as little as $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot. The price will vary depending on whether you do for something basic, performance-enhancing, or even decorative if you wish to change the look of your surface. 

Acrylic & Poly Acrylic 

If you choose to install any other solvent-based or polyacrylic sealer expect to pay from $0.85 to $1.15 per square foot. Materials cost around $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot and professional fees from $0.70 to $0.90 per square foot to install. Acrylic sealers are easy to apply with a roller or to spay as without bubbles and are available in both matte and gloss finish. 

Polymer or Polyurethane

Installing a polymer sealer costs from $0.95 to $1.10 per square foot. The polyurethane sealer prices range from  $0.20 to $0.25 per square foot. Poly coatings are more suitable for areas with higher temperatures and dry quicker.

DIY vs. Hiring Professional Garage Floor Coaters

If you have the skills and the patience to i) prepare the surface by sanding ii) remove all dust particles iii) apply the primer and then iv) two coatings you can save $4 to $7 per square foot by doing the job yourself. However, hiring a concrete professional will always save you time and trouble, while the product will last longer and will need less maintenance. 

References

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