how much will it cost?
This is always one of the first questions a customer has when starting to research different companies and different options for garage floor coatings. Here at Armorlike Coatings we feel you should be somewhat educated and know upfront about the costs that are associated with these coating products. We don't want you feeling pressured by a salesman who visits your home.
Part of the problem with answering this question is there are so many variables when evaluating a project and why it’s recommended to have a professional do a comprehensive site-survey to accurately quote you. Existing coatings, excessive oil contamination, extensive cracks will obviously change the pricing of any system as the additional prep will take more time.
But, here is the average cost based on your average garage floor in the Northeast Ohio area.
Do it Yourself Kits:
These kits are widely available through most big box and paint stores and are very easy to work with. Everything you need to prepare and coat the floor come in the package with very clear instructions on how to apply the material. There are many companies offering to install these products if you didn’t feel like doing the work yourself. Generally speaking the recommended prep for these coatings is not sufficient and the removal of these types of coatings account for a good portion of our business. Improper surface prep won’t allow the material to penetrate the concrete and achieve a chemical bond and tends to be a less permanent solution.
They are by far the most popular solution for garage floor coatings and you can expect to invest $400-700 for a standard 2 car garage plus your time of course. In most cases you will not be happy with the results over time.
There would be No Warranty with these types of coatings.
Typical Price: $1-2 per square foot – self installed
Typical 2 car Garage:
$800 – $1700
Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings:
Epoxy floor coatings are installed by a wide variety of installers in Northeast Ohio, many of these professionals do a fantastic job and they are specified in a wide range of industries. Epoxies tend to have poor UV resistance and a common problem would be ‘hot-tire pickup’ – where the epoxy delaminates when a vehicle tire bonds to the surface and peels the epoxy from the concrete. A simple acid wash is not sufficient to prepare the concrete for a coating application – a full mechanical prep, either shot blasting or diamond grinding is necessary to profile the concrete, remove stains (oil/grease/gas = bond breakers) and prepare the concrete for a chemical bond.
Additionally Epoxy products generally take 2-4 days to be completed making it an inconvenience. The warranties offered for these products are we for only 12-36 months – make sure you get all warranty details in writing.
Typical Price: $4-6 per square foot installed
Typical 2 car Garage: $2000 – $2,800
Armorlike Polyurea Garage Floor Coatings:
Epoxies have dominated the coatings industry for over 50 years and are still widely used in many different applications today. There have been many improvements in coatings technology over the past 10 years and epoxies are no longer the preferred coating option for garage flooring due to some of the factors noted above. A more durable, UV stable, abrasion resistant material is polyurea – this hard wearing coating is widely specified in commercial settings where failure is not an option and floors are designed to last the test of time.
Many times clients are replacing worn out epoxy floors with Polyurea coatings for a longer lasting system and in a typical garage floor which sees normal use you would expect these types of coatings to last the lifetime of the home with little to no maintenance.
We see warranties ranging from 7 – 15 yrs depending on the system a client chooses to have applied to their floor, always insist on warranty information prior to commencing any project and ensure your contractor is an approved installer for the materials they use.
Typical Price: $5-7 per square foot installed
Typical 2 car Garage: $2,400 – $2800
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Although these numbers and prices are just general guidelines, this should give you a better feel for what to expect when you start to look into your garage floor coating project.
Armorlike Coatings offer some of the best warranties in the business!