How Much Does Epoxy Flooring Cost?
Updated: Jul 2
The per-square-foot costs of epoxy floors are very comparable to other flooring systems. In fact, they are often the same, or significantly lower than the cost of alternate systems.
Additionally, thanks to a relatively quick installation process, especially when handled by experienced professionals, plant managers benefit from the shorter production shutdowns.
However, the initial investment of installing an epoxy floor can be more costly than other industrial flooring alternatives.
The Benefits of Epoxy Flooring
When plant managers consider epoxy flooring they should consider its beneficial properties, such as its resistance to cracking, staining, fading, and abrasion.
When you take into consideration the unique benefits of epoxy flooring, the cost savings becomes self-evident.
By choosing an epoxy floor coating, you will not bear the cost of replacing less durable flooring systems, and you will eliminate most expensive maintenance procedures like waxing and steam cleaning.
The cost of an epoxy floor changes dramatically depending on a variety of factors. The most obvious factor being the size of the project.
Just like any flooring project, larger areas are going to be more expensive. Installing epoxy floors is a very manual process, however, the larger the project the more material costs come down.
The Type of Epoxy Being Installed Makes A Difference In the Cost
The other major factor is the type of epoxy flooring system being installed. If a simple, durable floor coating is needed, the most basic floor is quite reasonable and comparably priced to alternative industrial flooring systems.
A basic coating system is typically two or three coats with a total film thickness between 12 and 30 mils. Specialty coatings, such as static control flooring or antimicrobial flooring, can cost significantly more depending on the performance requirements.
In the event that more severe substrate conditions exist, or elevated durability performance is a requirement, a trowel applied mortar floor is the recommended choice.
The turnkey cost of a mortar system will typically be the most expensive epoxy flooring system due to the amount of material needed. To learn more about the different types of epoxy systems check out our Epoxy Guide
Condition Of The Substrate
Another major factor is the current condition of the substrate. You cannot apply an epoxy coating on damaged floors. If you do, you’ll see cracks and bumps and the overall lifespan of the flooring system will be greatly reduced.
To gain an in-depth understanding of the effects substrate conditions can have on an epoxy floor read through my blog posts on “What Types of Substrates Can Epoxy Be Applied Over”.
A quality resinous flooring expert will be able to openly consult with the coating manufacturer for product recommendations and technical support. Additionally, they can clearly explain all costs and provide an understandable, manufacturer-supported, justification for all variances from these baseline costs.