Epoxy Floor Cost?
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The per-square-foot costs of commercial epoxy flooring are very economical, particularly when considering the long-term maintenance.
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 a concrete epoxy flooring system can be more expensive initially but when calculating the long-term expense it is a bargain.
The Benefits of Epoxy Flooring
When facilities 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 become self-evident.
By choosing an epoxy resin floor, you will not bear the cost of replacing less durable flooring systems, and you will eliminate the 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 is the size of the project.
Just like any flooring project, larger areas are going to be more expensive, as there are many commercial epoxy flooring options to choose from. Installing epoxy floors is a very labor-intensive process, however, the larger the project the lower the epoxy floor cost based on square footage.
The Type of Epoxy Flooring Being Installed Makes A Difference In the Cost
The other major factor is the type of epoxy flooring system being installed. If a solid-colored, durable floor coating is needed, it can be 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.
If 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 and labor required.
A General Guideline For Epoxy Flooring Costs
Grind and Seal Flooring (ideal for warehousing etc.) 1/8" Epoxy Slurry System
500-3,000 sq. ft. from 3 to 4 per sq. ft. 500-3,000 sq. ft. from 7 to 8 per sq. ft.
3,000-10,000 sq., ft. from 2.50 to 3.50 per sq. ft. 3,000-10,000 sq., ft. from 6 to 7 per sq. ft.
10,000-20,000 sq. ft. from 1.75 to 2.25 per sq. ft. 10K-20K sq. ft. from 4.50 to 5.50 per sq. ft.
20,000+sq. ft. starts at 1.40 per sq. ft. 20,000+sq. ft. starts at 3.50 per sq. ft
There are too many systems to list here, but please do not hesitate to call and discuss your epoxy flooring needs, we will be happy to offer guidance.
Condition Of The Substrate For Epoxy Floor Matter
Another major factor is the current condition of the substrate. You cannot apply an epoxy coating on damaged or spalled flooring.
A quality epoxy flooring contractor will be able to offer some insight and recommendations. Additionally, they can clearly explain all costs and provide an understandable, and clearly defined scope and cost.