Epoxy Garage Floors
Garages are now becoming more than just a catchall space for junk. More and more, homeowners are allocating a portion of their renovation budgets to create an organized and inspiring workspace that functions as both a space for storage as well as a place to work. A simple way to transform an ugly garage into a professional looking space of beauty and function is with the application of an epoxy floor coating.
Epoxy Garage Floors: Garage floors are typically ugly grey concrete slabs covered in car oil, dirt stains, cracks and the wear and tear of storing and moving stuff. A garage floor of this nature can be easily transformed with the application of an epoxy coating. Epoxy coating is one of the toughest and most durable finishes out there, making it ideal for garage floors. When deciding on an epoxy coating, there are many color and finish options. Besides the personal color preference based, one thing to keep in mind when deciding on finishes, is the climate you live in. For wet climates, be sure to consider adding a slip resistant aggregate because epoxy can be slippery when exposed to water. Additionally, if there are moisture issues within the garage -specifically under the concrete floor- you may have to apply additional sealer to ensure proper adhesion between the epoxy and base.
Epoxy Garage Floor Costs: Those who enjoy DIY projects will find that the least expensive method to apply the garage floor epoxy, is on their own. The DIY process will cost approximately $300, not including your time, and cover a standard 2-car garage. There is an additional cost for floor prep and that can vary on the tools and products chosen. For those that do not have the time or interest in applying the epoxy themselves will pay on average $4.00 a square foot. This price can increase depending on the amount of coats being applied, but 3 coats is common.