Epoxy Garage Flooring Cost
DIY Epoxy Floor
Epoxy is often used as a generic term for floor coatings. Almost like Xerox for copies or Kleenex for tissue. You can purchase DIY kits from the big box stores. (You know, the big orange or blue ones). The cost of this could be less than $1000, but you also need to factor in the time it will take you to do this. And, it will not last more than a few years. It will peel, chip and flake. And then you will have to do it again, which now will cost you twice as much money and time.
Professional Epoxy Floor
Second, the professionally-installed epoxy floor coating. These will be a little more expensive than the DIY piece because you will pay for the labor. But, it is worth it to have a professional do it! You won't fill up the swear jar on a weekend and it will look so much better than bare concrete (which is ugly and dirty). The same issues with the DIY epoxy kit still stand here. Epoxy will peel, flake, have hot-tire pick up, fade and yellow in UV light. Wait, did you say "hot-tire pickup?" What is that? Go ahead, Google "epoxy hot-tire pickup"-we'll wait.
Polyaspartic Garage Flooring Cost
Poly-a-what?! Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe, durable, long-lasting, and offer granite-like look and feel. They look better, wear harder, and last longer than epoxy or weaker polyurethane options. So much so that polyaspartic coatings have been used in commercial applications like hospitals and airplane hangers.
Polyaspartics are very similar to epoxies in that they are a two-part system blended together and cured. But it's a totally different chemistry because a polyaspartic is very, very watery when it first goes down. It's what they call a light, or small, molecule formula. This allows polyaspartics to adhere to every bit of the concrete surface. From here it levels out, filling in each crevice for a nice smooth surface. In addition to that, it's a small enough molecule that it will also penetrate the surface of the concrete. Polyaspartic material becomes one with the surface of the concrete.
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