Is It Worth It To Epoxy Garage Floor?
Yes, It is worth it to epoxy your garage floor? When you consider the cost of a premium epoxy garage floor coating to other projects around the home. It’s an easy decision when you take into account that the garage is often the largest room in your home. Additionally, it’s likely the first room you see when returning from a long day of work. Pulling into a garage with an easy to clean and colorful floor that protects your concrete investment is an easy home improvement decision.
If you are looking for an upgrade that will improve the look and function of your garage, as well as protect your concrete from damage, than an epoxy garage floor coating is what you need. Costs for these projects vary widely regionally, as well as with the type of floor installed. Some estimates go as low as $1/sf installed and to as high as $11/sf. Obviously most home owners are somewhere in the middle and it really is determined by the preparation of the concrete needed, as well as the quality and quantity of product(s) required to achieve the proper floor for your needs, as well as the size of the garage project.
The most durable, and functional floor coating for a garage in most parts of the United States, is going to be a full broadcast garage floor coating. This type of garage floor coating will add color, and make it easy to clean, but it will NOT be slippery, when properly installed. As you drive in with rain water, or snow, you don’t want your garage floor to be slippery and hazardous. The texture full broadcast floors, also reduces the “dirty” look of floors, as dust, dirt, leaves, etc don’t show on the floor nearly like a solid color floor. So we will discuss the pricing and costs of a full broadcast floor, as they are the best for the garages of most homeowners.
Other items to consider in the “worth” or “price” on your floor includes:
Protection of your garage floor–Consider that concrete is damaged over time by water and chlorides (salt). Epoxy garage floor protect the concrete garage floor from damage adding to the worth of coating your garage floor
Easy to clean–Add the benefit that your garage floor will be much easier to clean an maintain with an epoxy garage floor coating, adding to the long term value of having your garage floor coated
Improved Safety–A quality epoxy garage floor will have a nice texture so the floor is not slippery when it is wet with rain and snow. This is worth not having a slip and fall accident, costing time and money.
Warrantied Results-A quality, professional installation should have a warranty. Epoxy floors when installed properly are very durable. With that said, all floors including wear! Carpet, hardwoods, and even epoxy floors. Beware of the fine print on lifetime warranty floors, but it is not uncommon to get 5-15 year warranties on durable epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings.
Even more so, it is worth it to epoxy garage floor when you consider that damaged concrete can be repaired and coated. Saving your garage floor from replacement costs that can run into many thousands of dollars and a week or two without use of your garage. Below is a video of a garage floor that we repaired and applied our epoxy garage floor system over the repaired concrete.
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US Duralast, DBA Amazing Garage Floors trains, equips, and supplies roughly 70 owner installers in 20 states at this time. We also maintain a installation business in the Kansas City area, DBA Amazing Garage Floors-Kansas City