[Expert Guide] How Much Does Epoxy Flooring Cost?

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Epoxy is a great option for anyone looking for an industrial-grade floor coating. It’s durable, easy to maintain and resistant to stains. Plus, it has a beautiful finish that will make your garage, storefront or business look like new again!

It is one of our specialties at JDL Surface Innovations to apply state of the art epoxy floors. We’ve seen this installation continually become a favorite flooring solution among property owners that want a state-of-the-art epoxy garage thanks to the long-term value it offers. The same goes for large facility owners because of easy maintenance and lifetime value. Epoxy is durable and capable of producing very attractive floor surfaces. So, how much does epoxy flooring cost? 

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Ideally, the answer on the cost of epoxy floors would be straightforward, but the sad truth is that it isn’t. It’s very rare that two floors are ever alike and with differences, there are problems that need to be solved. The extent of the problems determine how much labor time, diamond blades for grinding, crack filler, expansion joints, cove base and resinous epoxy material will need to be used. There are also different types of epoxy floors and chemical mixtures that are better for specific surfaces which is all dependent on what the floor is being used for and the condition of the existing concrete slab.  Besides the personalization, other factors also contribute to how much you’ll pay for an epoxy floor in your home or commercial space. 

When you need to fix up your outdated flooring or seal the concrete surface, epoxy floor coating is a great way of transforming any space while also fortifying and protecting it from harsh impacts. This kind of finish can be surprisingly useful in preserving your concrete surfaces as well — all with its glossy appearance. Prices can vary greatly amongst contractors. Generally speaking, you can expect that an epoxy floor will cost anywhere from  $3 to $9 a square ft depending on the type of system needed.

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Determining The Cost Of Your Resinous Epoxy Floor System

There are a few questions that need to be answered first, particularly if you are in need of an industrial epoxy floor coating.
  • What is the size of the floor?
  • Do you have any color or aesthetic requirements?
  • What is the existing condition of your concrete slab?
  • Determining if you need waterproofing moisture vapor barrier before epoxy installation (we will let you know)
  • Are there scratches, pitting or moisture issues with the floor?
  • Does the floor need a special drainage pitch?
  • Does the floor need to handle heavy impact or heavy machinery?
  • Will there be extensive foot traffic?
  • Is there a small window to complete the job?
  • Does there need to be a non slip additive in the floor?
  • Are there requirements for the floor system related to food safety standards?

Concrete Preparation and Repair Costs

Any flooring expert will tell you concrete prepping for epoxy flooring is what makes the floor a success or failure. Almost 80% of the effort and resources go into concrete surface preparation. How well you do the repairs and prepare determines how many epoxy layers you can apply.

At JDL Surface Innovations, we evaluate the condition of an existing concrete slab first (whether new or old) to determine the level of floor repair and preparation necessary. The reason proper floor preparation is necessary is because when the slab is not prepped appropriately, the epoxy system will not adhere and bond to the concrete. Epoxy only fully bonds to a slab that is opened up through diamond grinding and is porous, so this step is critical. 

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The bottom line with epoxy flooring costs

Different contractors source the materials differently and their price of production varies as well as efficiency. At JDL Surface Innovations, we care very much about our reputation and commitment to quality, which is why we are thorough in our evaluation before we present a cost estimate. If you have a small space or epoxy garage floor, the pricing is more straight forward. If you speak with our team and send us some pictures, we’ll be able to provide you with a pretty quick estimate. Contact us today so we can help consult with you on your flooring needs!

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