Epoxy flooring is a unique floor material that has steadily grown in popularity. Once a concrete floor has been smoothed and prepped, a resin and a hardening chemical are mixed together. The chemical reaction will turn the mixture into a hard plastic floor over a few days. So the compound is poured onto the concrete and allowed to harden before a second or third layer is applied. This liquid to solid process gives epoxy flooring the ability to be strong, stain resistant, and more. Epoxy floorings are mostly used in hospitals, schools, garages, and industrial environments. But it can be just as useful for residential living rooms, kitchens, or other rooms types.
Epoxy flooring costs range from $750 to $4,928 with most homeowners spending between $1,320 to $3,080 for both materials and installation. Epoxy coating costs range from $3 to $7 per square foot depending on the type of epoxy used and labor costs. An epoxy based concrete coating for a 2-car garage floor will cost between $1,320 and $3,080 with most homeowners spending about $1,711 when professionally applied. The price to coat an existing concrete floor is ranges from $3 to $7 per square foot including labor and materials. Cost depends on how many layers you wish to add, the type of epoxy you choose, and how good the floor’s condition is before you start.
A professionally installed epoxy flooring system can last up to 30 years in a residential and light traffic area, but the flooring system may only last up to 15-20 years when placed in heavy-duty commercial and industrial facilities due to heavy traffic simply wearing the floor down rapidly. Epoxy is a very safe coating for your hard floors. It’s slip resistant, shock resistant, and less abrasive than concrete and other types of industrial flooring. Some homeowners even choose to have epoxy flooring in their mudrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, or really anywhere.