How Much Does Epoxy Flooring Cost?

Typical Range:

$1,525 - $3,208

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Updated May 19, 2022

Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

You’ll spend between $1,525 and $3,208 to epoxy a concrete floor, with an average cost of $2,328 for most homeowners. Professional installation costs $3 to $12 per square foot, which includes both labor and materials. Cost factors include the size of the project (i.e., square footage) and the quality of the materials. 

Epoxy floor coating is a great way to protect concrete flooring—like those found in garages—from the wear and tear of heavy foot traffic and use as a multipurpose work and storage space. Epoxy also makes your floors more resilient against cracking and chipping. 

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National Average $2,328
Typical Range $1,525 - $3,208
Low End - High End $700 - $5,000

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 6,557 HomeAdvisor members.

Average Epoxy Garage Floor Cost

A standard two-car garage costs up to $1,200 to $6,000 to seal with a water-based epoxy. In contrast, a smaller one-car garage is half the cost, at $750 to $3,000. In contrast, a smaller one-car garage is half the cost, at $750 to $3,000. Solid-based epoxy costs more—budget for a 30% to 40% increase in cost, no matter the size of your garage.  

Epoxy Basement Floor Costs

Sealing a basement floor costs $3 to $12 per square foot, so budget according to the overall floor dimensions of your basement. Sealing a basement floor with epoxy provides a waterproof finish, which helps prevent water damage. This is an important step for the basement refinishing process if you plan on laying down carpet, hardwood, or another type of flooring on top of the concrete. 

Other Epoxy Flooring Costs

Epoxy shines in other parts of the home aside from basements and garages. Epoxy, for instance, is often featured on kitchen floors and countertops, driveways, patios, and elsewhere throughout the home. Budgeting for these locations comes down to measuring the footage of the desired area and keeping the overall cost of $3 to $12 per square foot in mind. Kitchen countertops, for instance, are on the smaller project side.

Epoxy Floor Cost Factors

Cost factors that impact the estimates you receive from floor contractors include the concrete’s condition, area of application, and purpose of the space.

Size

The overall square footage of the job is a primary cost factor, and you’ll pay $3 to $12 per square foot, which includes installation and materials. In addition to being a popular choice for garage floor covering, this cost range stays the same no matter where you lay down epoxy on top of concrete. It does not vary according to geographic location, though it varies according to epoxy type. 

Labor

Labor makes up a large percentage of the overall cost, up to 55% or 65%, or $1 to $7 per square foot, because epoxy-related materials are relatively inexpensive. Epoxy floor contractors charge $50 to $150 per hour, and most companies send out two people to complete the job to speed up the process. You’ll pay a bit extra if your flooring is more challenging to access. 

Concrete Repairs

If your concrete floor is cracked, chipped, or crumbling away, you’ll want to consider repairing it before laying down epoxy. Patching up older floors with these cracks or chips costs $25 to $250 for labor and materials, depending on the extent of the damage. Materials will likely range from $3 to $150, depending on your concrete flooring needs.

If cracks in your concrete indicate structural problems, foundation repair costs $2,100 to $7,500, or much more in some cases. Here is how foundation repair costs break down: 

  • Evaluation by a structural engineer: $300–$800

  • Soil report by a geotechnical engineer: $500–$2,500

  • Cinder block, concrete, or steel piers: $750–$3,000 each

  • Underpinning: $3,500–$6,000 per corner

Garage Floor Resurfacing & Refinishing

Resurfacing concrete costs $3 to $5 per square foot, including labor and materials. With that in mind, an average 500-square-foot garage costs $1,500 to $2,500 for concrete resurfacing services. Some contractors place a minimum charge of $500 to $1,000 for this job, so get an itemized written quote before hiring for the job. 

Traffic Coating Prices for High-Volume Areas

Commercial-grade coatings cost more than residential-grade coatings because these materials withstand more foot traffic and the presence of heavier vehicles. If you use your driveway or garage to house a tractor, RV, trailer, or dual-axle truck, consider investing in a higher-quality sealant to save money in the long run. These high-grade epoxy coatings add 20% to 30% to your total estimate. 

Materials and Equipment

When laying down an epoxy coating, floor contractors use power washers, spiked rollers, shop vacs, various power tools, spiked shoes, and protective gear. In most cases, a pro already owns the necessary tools and installation materials so that you won’t get charged extra, but some of the tools take longer to use than others and may increase your project’s labor costs. Talk to your pro to ensure they have all of the required materials for the job.  

Type of Epoxy

The epoxy type also influences your overall cost, so plan accordingly. Generally speaking, water-based epoxy is less expensive than solid or solvent epoxy types. Water-based epoxy costs $30 to $50 per gallon, solvent-based epoxy costs around $45 per gallon, and the most expensive type, solid epoxy, costs $45 to $150 per gallon

Site Preparation

A fair amount of prep work is necessary before layering epoxy on concrete flooring. Make sure the space is empty, including all shelves and counters. Find an out-of-the-way spot for these goods, so consider hiring a moving company and renting a short-term storage unit.  

Additionally, most epoxy coating products require acid washing, etching, power washing, or another type of preparation method before installation. This helps create a stable bond between the epoxy coating and the concrete floor. You’ll pay $50 to $100 for these prep services, but many pros wrap these tasks up into the job’s overall cost.

Painting & Sealing Concrete

After installing an epoxy coating, painting and sealing concrete is a great way to add durability and an aesthetic flourish. You’ll pay $2 to $5 per square foot to seal your surface with a high-performance urethane, and painting the concrete costs $1.50 to $3 per square foot. These cost ranges are for materials only. Labor is an additional fee, at $40 to $150 per hour. Extra sealing is always recommended but paint at your own discretion. 

Epoxy Coating Resin Prices

DIY kits can be found at home improvement stores near you and come with standard project materials. You’ll pay an average of $250 for an epoxy kit that can cover the floor of a 250-square-foot area or about the space of a one-car garage. If purchasing separately, include the following materials:

  • Epoxy sealant (solid, water-based, or solvent-based)

  • Cleaner or degreaser

  • Patching compound

  • Application tools

Epoxy solution costs also vary according to type. 

Solid vs. Water-Based Liquid Flooring Estimates

3 epoxy flooring types compared by cost, with water-based ranging $30 to $50 per gallon
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The three main epoxy types each boast unique price ranges, pros, and cons. 

  • Water-based epoxy: This is at the lower end of the cost range, at $30–$50 per gallon. Water epoxy is easy to apply but thinner and less durable than the other options on this list. This type withstands minor scratches but cannot stand up to more impactful usage like heavy blows and exposure to chemicals. Pros recommend replacing water epoxy every one to three years.

  • Solvent-based epoxy: This mid-grade option costs around $45 per gallon. Solvent-based epoxy is slightly stronger than water epoxy and is also easy to install. However, installation releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are dangerous to breathe, so wear appropriate safety gear. 

  • Solid epoxy: This is the strongest and most expensive type, at $45–$150 per gallon. This pure solid epoxy resists just about everything, from heavy scratches to chemical spills. This incredibly durable type is difficult to place down, requiring professional installation. Additionally, it doesn’t do too well in high moisture environments. 

Epoxy Stone Pebble Cost Calculator

Rock and pebble epoxy costs start at about $100 per gallon, not including the price of the pebbles, stones, or decorative rock or the labor to install it. Epoxy stone indoors or outdoors adds the look of real stone with the convenience and durability of epoxy.

Metallic Epoxy, Decorative Flake, & Colors

Metallic-colored epoxy ranges in price from $5 to $12 per square foot. Adding decorative flakes to clear or colored epoxy is another aesthetic option, with a single-pound bag covering up to 250 square feet costing just $10. Epoxy paint costs vary based on color, with neutral colors costing less than their brighter counterparts. Neutral colors, however, work better with the floor of a garage or driveway, saving brighter colors for kitchens, patios, and the like. 

Epoxy for Commercial or Industrial Floors

Commercial and industrial applications require a 100% solid coating, with costs always on the higher end of the $3 to $12 per square foot price range.

Other Garage Floor Concrete Sealers

Epoxy is not the only concrete sealant game in town. Other garage floor concrete sealants range in price from $0.15 to $1.15 per square foot, depending on whether you choose a basic, clear sealant or go for a more decorative sealant with performance-enhancing additives. Here are the major types of concrete floor sealants to look into beyond epoxy: 

  • Acrylic and polyacrylic: Solvent-based acrylic and polyacrylic sealers cost $0.85–$1.15 per square foot, including materials and labor. This sealant type is available in a matte or gloss finish and sprays on easily without bubbles or roller marks. 

  • Polymer or polyurethane: These coatings cost $0.95–$1.10 per square foot, including materials and labor. Poly coatings set quickly, speeding up the installation time, and are resistant to extreme temperatures on both sides of the spectrum. 

  • Polyurea floor coating: This scratch-resistant coating comes out to $150 per gallon, with labor costing extra. Polyurea floors are ideal for exterior applications, as it offers strong resistance to sun rays. 

Benefits of Epoxy Floor Coating

Epoxy flooring offers several key benefits for your concrete surface: 

  • Durability: Many epoxy flooring types increase the durability of your concrete and are resistant to harsh chemicals, solvents, and acids. 

  • Aesthetic: Some epoxy floorings add a bit of decorative flourish. 

  • Easy to clean: Epoxy floors require minimal maintenance other than cleaning and the occasional recoat. 

  • Efficiency: This type of flooring also goes well with underfloor heating, helping you save energy and reduce the number of radiators. 

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’ll save $4 to $7 per square foot by going the DIY route—dedicated epoxy kits help with this task. However, local concrete professionals offer higher-quality materials, along with expertise and access to job-specific tools, resulting in a more durable end product that lasts longer and requires less maintenance.

FAQs

Is epoxy expensive?

Compared to other coating types, epoxy is a good value, as it is less expensive and more durable than many other materials—stamped concrete averages $8 to $28 per square foot, and polished concrete floors cost $3 to $30 per square foot, depending on coloring and application. However, solvent-based epoxy and solid epoxy are much more expensive than water-based epoxy. 

How much do top brands of concrete coatings cost?

Brand Cost Notes
Floorguard $300 – $2,000 Decorative
Requires pro installation
No warranty
TSR Call for quote Lifetime warranty
Purepoxy Call for quote For commercial, industrial, or high-end residential applications
My Gorilla Garage $60 – $12 per square foot Warranty with installation for as long as you live in your home

Which is cheaper? Epoxy flooring vs. tiles?

Garage floor tiles come in a wide variety of types and aesthetic options, including hard plastic, soft plastic, PVC, rubber, carpet, and even vinyl. Garage floor tiles cost about $3 to $5 per square foot, with epoxy costing between $3 and $12 per square foot. As an added bonus, garage floor tiles are extremely easy to install, adding just $1 per square foot to include professional labor. 

How long will an epoxy floor last?

Residential epoxy flooring lasts 10 to 20 years with proper care and maintenance, though solid epoxy and solvent-based epoxy last longer than water-based epoxy, as the latter is susceptible to regular wear and tear. Commercial epoxy concrete flooring that experiences heavy foot traffic lasts just two to three years.

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