How much does a garage floor coating cost?
In Virginia, garage floor coatings tend to range from being between $5 per square foot and $7 per square foot. In fact, there are companies that will charge you as high as $8 per square foot. When making a choice for your garage floor coating, it is important to keep in mind that you are investing money into this decision. You want to get the best possible garage floor coating on your floors in order to make sure that it will last and perform correctly.
Make sure to take everything into consideration when deciding between the different priced options of garage floor coatings.
Our Garage Floor Coating Pricing Strategy
How Much Will My Garage Floor Coating Cost?
Here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Virginia, we strive to give you the best deal possible without skimping on a great product or service. It is important to understand that garage floor coatings do not typically come cheap, because the coating itself is expensive stuff. You may find inexpensive options, but it is vital to keep in mind that a cheaper option will most likely also be lower quality.
Homeowners can choose from all sorts of different products for their floors including Epoxy (inexpensive), Polyurea (more expensive), and Polyaspartic (most expensive). These options all serve the same purpose of bonding to the concrete to create a protective barrier and can have colors cast on the top coat.
Whether you choose to go with epoxy, polyurea, or polyaspartic, quality is the most important thing to keep in mind. A cheap version of any of these products will likely have a difficult time bonding to your floors.
Epoxy and polyurea are often less expensive than polyaspartic because they are not UV resistant. If the surface to be coated is outside, this may be a problem. However, if the area is in a garage or another indoor area, this may not apply to you. Note that non-UV resistant products can sometimes cause tan and gray base coats to change to a yellow-ish or green color if they come into contact with the sun.
We do not cut corners here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings. We have done all sorts of things to help you have the best experience possible when it comes to getting a garage floor coating. This includes providing you with the best quality floor coatings. A fact of this industry is that floor coatings can and do have a bit of an unpleasant smell.
We have done what we can to reduce the smell in our products and to help them dissipate faster. A substance that is often in floor coatings, called a Volatile Organic Compound, can cause people to get sick. We have removed this substance from our coatings, or have gotten the highest quality versions to protect you and your family.
Garage Floor Coating Pricing Breakdown
There are many factors that go into the cost of garage floor coatings. The first is the size of your garage or floor being coated. The size of the floor will determine how much time and product will be needed to complete the job. We charge $6 per square foot. This includes both labor and material costs. If a problem arises after installation, we will happily fix it at no extra cost to you, up to a year after the coat is laid.
Another factor that will go into the price of the garage floor coating is the kind of condition that the concrete is in. If there are cracks, chips or erosion that has occurred on your floor, it will have to be fixed before the coating can be applied. We will be happy to fill and buff the floor to ensure that the coating goes on nicely. It can cost anywhere from $75 to $199 to repair existing damage to the floor.
Side Wall Verticals
We offer the option to coat the side wall verticals in addition to the floor. The price per square foot is more for this application because it requires more labor. The price per square foot is $6 for side wall verticals.
There is not an extra cost for coating in and out of expansion joints. However there are a few options for situations where you have a urethane or caulk in the expansion joints. If we need to remove it, there will be a charge. Also, if there are cracks in the expansion joints, they will need to be filled. A two-car garage will be about $112 for this process, while a three-car garage will be about $168.
Floor To Wall Cove
We can create a seamless floor to wall cove by using caulk and a cove tool to create a rounded edge. If a crack is created in this area, it could add around $230 for a two-car garage to get it fixed. We cannot guarantee after we have implemented a floor to wall cove that cracks will not appear, due to the concrete shifting.
Removing An Existing Coating
If there is an existing coating on your floors, it will need to be removed before we lay our floor coating. The cost will depend on the type of coating. If it was a DIY coating or a paint, we will not charge, as this is easy to remove. If there was an existing epoxy or polyaspartic coating, it would cost $1 per square foot to remove. There may be an additional charge if someone was unsuccessful in laying a high-end coating that will need to be removed.