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

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$2,055
Typical Range
$1,400 - $2,897
Low End
$625
High End
$4,350

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Epoxy Garage Floor Cost

Homeowners pay an average of $2,055 to coat an existing concrete floor. Total project costs typically range between $1,400 and $2,897 Expect to pay a pro between $3 and $12 per square foot, including labor and materials. Materials and equipment alone will cost you $2 to $5 per square foot.
Most concrete flooring, like that in garages, kitchens, and basements, tends to receive a large amount of foot traffic and heavy wear. Using an epoxy floor coating is a great way to protect it from wear and tear, cracking, and chipping.
You may be concerned that coating your concrete floors can be expensive. Thankfully, there are a few factors that could potentially decrease the cost of the coating. In just a few hours (over the course of several days), an experienced installer can turn your concrete floor into a beautiful, durable surface that will look good and function well for years to come.

Epoxy Flooring Cost Per Square Foot

Epoxy flooring costs $3 to $12 per square foot, including installation. This price is the same no matter where you live. The bulk of the expense will be labor. Square footage will be another major factor in the cost of solid or water-based material.
Solid epoxy costs two to three times the price of water-based. (See solid vs. water-based material price comparison below.) This means homeowners with a large concrete garage, for example, will have to pay premium prices for a garage floor covering for a solid floor coating. However, in a smaller area, it might be worth spending more for the solid epoxy since it will last longer and need less maintenance than its counterpart.

Average Cost to Epoxy Garage Floors

A 250-square-foot, one-car garage typically costs $750 to $3,000 to epoxy. A two-car garage will average 400 to 500 square feet and cost between $1,200 and $6,000. Larger garages or older surfaces that require more coats may be more expensive. Application method may impact total project price.

Epoxy Basement Floor

Costs to seal a basement floor range from $3 to $12 per square foot. In addition to making your concrete floor more durable in high-traffic areas, epoxy provides a waterproof finish. A few coats will keep moisture from entering and help prevent water damage. This is especially important if you plan to lay carpet, hardwood, or other flooring on top of the concrete.

Kitchens

At $3 to $12 per square foot, epoxy is great for areas of the home like kitchens. Exact price will depend on your chosen color or specialty finish. One common decorative choice is faux marble. You can also pour epoxy over a painted pattern, pebble base, or other texture.
Traditionally used for industrial and commercial applications, the seamless, shiny finish is becoming more popular for in-home use. It is durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean and maintain.

Sealing Concrete Driveways

Cost to seal a driveway ranges from $85 to $160 per 1,000 square feet. The exact price will vary depending on where you live. Weather will determine how often you need to repeat the process.

Patios & Walkways

In addition to what you’ll pay to install a patio or walkway, expect to be charged about $1.50 per square foot to seal it. Make this investment up front to save on the price to repair your patio or pathway in the future.

Pricing by Application Method

If your installer uses a squeegee, sprayer, or trowel, it may be more than the standard $3 to $12 per square foot. These methods may be necessary to achieve some decorative finishes. Talk to your concrete professional when planning the project to learn about your options.
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Average Cost to Paint & Seal Concrete

Expect to pay between $0.50 and $2.50 per square foot (not including labor) to seal your surface with a high-performance epoxy or urethane. If you want to paint the floor first, you will pay an extra $1.45 to $3 per square foot.
For a lower cost of about $1.50 per square foot, you can seal a concrete slab with an acrylic-resin or chemically-reactive penetrating sealer like silicone, including labor and materials.

Epoxy Floor Installation Cost Factors

In addition to square footage, there are other factors that may influence the total price of your project. For example, coating a garage in an occupied home may mean moving belongings to a storage unit. This will add $20 to $450 per month for the cost to rent a storage unit.
You may be able to save money by including this project in the price to build your garage or the price to remodel your garage since contractors will already be at your home performing work.

Concrete Repairs

Repairs to older floors with cracks, chips, or crumbling concrete will require patching at a cost of $25 to $250 for labor and materials. Materials alone can be as little as $3 for a small tube of patching compound or as much as $150 for a three-part compound.
If cracks in your concrete indicate structural problems, you must also pay to repair your foundation.
  • Evaluation by a structural engineer - $300 to $800
  • Soil report by a geotechnical engineer - $500 to $2,500
  • Concrete or steel piers - $1,000 to $3,000 each
  • Underpinning - $3,500 to $6,000 per corner
  • Foundation Repair - $8,000 to $30,000

Garage Floor Resurfacing & Refinishing Costs

Expect to pay $3 to $10 per square foot for the cost of concrete resurfacing, including professional installation. An average 500-square-foot garage floor usually runs $1,500 to $5,000. Residential projects may also be subject to a $500 to $1,000 minimum charge.
Do-it-yourself costs range from $2 to $5 per square foot for the materials and equipment. To resurface a two-car garage, you will pay less than $200 in materials and approximately $100 for tools and equipment for a total of about $300. Epoxy take at least 24 hours to dry between coats, so plan to spend about 9 hours over 3 days to apply three coats.

Timing the Project

To avoid expensive repairs, coatings and sealants should be applied after the surface material has had time to cure but before it is damaged or cracked. Curing time varies depending on surface material and sealant type. You should apply acrylic-resin and some chemically-reactive sealers as soon as concrete can handle the extra weight of an installer walking on it.
Pour epoxy and urethane sealers on concrete floors after about 28 days, when they have fully cured. On the other hand, driveways may need to cure for 6 months before sealing. A sealing professional can help guide you during a consultation.

Weather Conditions

Apply coatings in dry conditions to ensure proper adhesion and reduce haziness. Temperatures should be above 50°F during and for at least 24 hours after installation. Let sealer dry completely, a process which can take up to three days, before use.

Traffic Coating Prices for High Volume Areas

Commercial-grade coatings, like 100% solid epoxy or polyurea, will cost more but can withstand more traffic and heavier-weight vehicles. If you use your driveway or garage to house a tractor, RV, or dual-axle truck and trailer, the additional investment in higher-quality sealant will likely pay off in the long run.
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Epoxy Coating Resin Prices

DIY kits are available for $50 to $600 at local home improvement stores and include all the necessary project materials. Expect to pay about $250 for a 100% epoxy kit covering the floor of a 250-square-foot, one-car garage. If purchasing separately, you must include the following materials:
  • epoxy sealant (solid, water-based, or solvent-based),
  • cleaner and/or degreaser,
  • patching compound, and
  • application tools.

Solid vs. Water-Based Liquid Flooring Estimates

Material prices vary depending on which epoxy type you choose.
Price by Epoxy Type
TypePrice per GallonPros & Cons
Water-based$30 - $50
  • Least expensive
  • Thinner & easier to apply
  • Weakest
  • Sustains only minor scratches, blows, & chemical exposure
  • Reapply every 1-3 years
Solvent-basedAbout $45
  • Slightly stronger than water-based
  • Apply in lower temperatures
  • Relatively easy to apply
  • Requires respirators because of high VOC content
100% Pure Solid$45 - $150
  • Strongest & most durable
  • Resist heat, scratches, & chemical spills
  • Most expensive
  • Requires professional installation
  • Not recommended for high-moisture or extreme temperatures

Epoxy Stone Pebble Cost Calculator

Rock and pebble epoxy starts at about $100 per gallon, not including the cost of the pebbles, stones, or decorative rock or the labor to install it. Use epoxy stone indoors or outdoors to add the look of real stone and the convenience and durability of epoxy.

Metallic Epoxy, Decorative Flake, & Colors

Epoxy floor coating comes in a variety of colors and designs for making the concrete "pop." Homeowners can get neutral colors like grey, white, or clear. They also have the option to decorate the floor with more colorful epoxy paint coatings.
Metallic colors range in price from $5 to $12 per square foot. You can also add decorative flakes to clear or colored epoxy. A one-pound bag runs about $10 and will cover between 125 and 250 square feet. Exact price of the epoxy paint will vary based on the color, with neutral colors being less than their brighter counterparts. Homeowners should consider more neutral colors for the floor of a garage or driveway versus that of a patio.

Epoxy for Commercial or Industrial Floors

Commercial and industrial applications require 100% solid coatings and will always be at the higher end of the $3-to-$12-per-square-foot price range.

Prices for Other Garage Floor Concrete Sealers

Other garage floor concrete sealants range in price from $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot, depending on whether you go with a basic, clear sealant or include decorative or performance-enhancing additives that improve the look and durability of your surface.

Acrylic & Poly Acrylic

Solvent-based acrylic and poly acrylic sealers cost $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot for materials and $0.70 to $0.90 per square foot to install, for a total price of $0.85 to $1.15 per square foot. Acrylic sealers are easy to spray on without bubbles or roller marks. You can also purchase them in a matte or gloss finish.

Polymer or Polyurethane

Polymer and polyurethane sealers range in price from $0.20 to $0.25 per square foot, not including labor. Including installation, expect to pay $0.95 to $1.10 per square foot. Poly coatings typically set more quickly than other sealers and can withstand a broader range of temperatures.
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FAQs

Is Epoxy Expensive?

Compared to other coatings, epoxy is considered a good value. It is less expensive and more durable than other materials.

How Much Does My Gorilla Garage Cost?

My Gorilla Garage, a polyaspartic polyurea coating, ranges in price from $6 to $12 per square foot. The main advantage of this coating is the quick curing time, according to pros.

How Much Do Top Brands of Concrete Coatings Cost?

BrandCostNotes
Floorguard$300 - $2,000
  • Decorative
  • Requires pro installation
  • No warranty
TSRCall for quote
  • Lifetime warranty
PurepoxyCall for quote
  • For commercial/industrial or high-end residential applications
My Gorilla Garage$6 - $12
per square foot

  • Warranty with installation for as long as you live in your home

Which is Cheaper - Epoxy Flooring vs. Tiles

Overall, floor tiles will run you about $3 to $5 per square foot, while epoxy will cost you between $3 and $12 per square foot. Garage tiles average $2 to $4 per square foot, making the materials more expensive. However, the installation is less than $1 per square foot.
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DIY vs. Hiring Professional Garage Floor Coaters

This project requires proper preparation of the concrete surface, attention to detail in application, and patience with the curing process. If you can commit to those things, you can save $4 to $7 per square foot by completing this project yourself. However, a concrete professional can offer higher-quality materials and expertise with a more durable end product that will last longer and need less maintenance.
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Samuel Immordino More than 1 year ago
I would like my garage floor to be attractive and easy to keep clean since parking 2 cars brings in a lot of dirt and moisture.
Margaret Fries More than 1 year ago
The cost is more than I really want to pay.  I just need to see what it would cost to possibly repair the patio
Penny Casebolt More than 1 year ago
I think this sounds like the perfect thing for my family. My dad has parkinsons and doesn't need anything on the floor to trip on and we have pets so we don't want carpet as the dog and cat fur tends to stick to it as well as when they come in from outside and it has rained it would be a lot easier to clean up. I also like the price.
Amparo Eilerman More than 1 year ago
This. One is not for me.  Do you have another Pro?

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