What is The Best Epoxy Coating for Your Garage Floor According to Cost and Quality?

If you own an automotive shop, building with an employee or patron garage, or simply want to improve the safety and visual appeal of your industrial facility—installing an epoxy coating is the way to go. Your coating is fast and easy to install will instantly provide you with a non-slip surface, that is easy to clean, resistant to stains and abrasion, and can be colored to your liking. You have a few different factors to consider to ensure you install the best garage floor coating for your business.

Inspecting Your Existing Flooring

Epoxy coatings can be applied right on top of your current concrete, metal, tiles, or wood flooring. Cracks, chips, dents, or uneven areas of the original flooring may need to be repaired or sanded out prior to applying your new epoxy. However, stains are of no concern as they will vanish once your new flooring is applied. This cost will vary depending on the extent of pre-existing damages. In most cases minimal preparation is required, as most businesses simply want to improve the appearance of their sound, yet old or stained flooring.

Commercial Grade Epoxy And Polyurethane Is A Must

A multicoat, 100% epoxy floor coating is the only way to go for commercial use. While a water-based epoxy has lower upfront costs, it has a higher longterm cost. Diluted waterbased epoxies can’t stand up to industrial use, will wear quickly, and will need to be reapplied frequently. The cost of solid epoxy is currently at around $6 per square foot for coating in grey, white, or clear, and an additional $1 to $5 per square foot for color or a specialty finish—such as a marbleized look. The multicoat application will consist of:

  • A primer coat
  • 100% epoxy basecoat
  • Color or a specialty finish
  • 1 or 2 top coats of epoxy or polyurethane

Ongoing Cleaning And Maintenance

Your new epoxy flooring takes less than an hour to dry before you can get your garage back up and running. Your new surface will be non-slip, oil resistant, tire tread-resistant, and resistant to most abrasives and chemicals. Simply spot clean spills, and depending on the size of your garage and if you have a drain built-in—sweep and mop, or spray down own as needed. With proper cleaning and maintenance your epoxy flooring can last for 20 years or more without reapplication.

Not Just For Garage Floors

Solid epoxy is the best garage floor coating, but also consider epoxy for industrial and manufacturing areas such as:

  • Phаrmасеutісаl mаnufасturіng
  • Cоmmеrсіаl Arеаѕ
  • Auto repair ѕhорѕ
  • Aеrоnаutісаl hangars
  • Anіmаl care аrеаѕ
  • Anywhere a ѕоlіd color соnсrеtе resurface іѕ desired

If own or operate a garage, warehouse, or industrial plant in the Vancouver area and would like to learn more about the benefits of upgrading to the best epoxy garage floor coating on the market today—reach out to the team at Pro Level Concrete today!