Most people use their garage to store their car, motorcycle, lawnmower, and other mechanical equipment. However, if you are hoping to find a way to enhance the value of your home by increasing its curb appeal, an epoxy garage floor is one of the best choices available.
What is an epoxy floor?
The answer can vary based on the application. Epoxy is a chemical compound used in many industries, including construction and automotive. It’s also used to create flooring products like garage floors, pool decks, and high-traffic areas like public spaces.
Epoxy is a two-part liquid that comes in different colors depending on what type of color you would like your floor to be when it dries. When mixed, these chemicals react with one another, creating a solid substance that has no odor or fumes when cured on the surface of whatever surface you are applying to (usually concrete). Once applied correctly, epoxy garage floors have been known to last 20+ years, with little maintenance needed beyond sealing once every few years.
Potential buyers may be more interested in viewing a house with a newly installed epoxy floor coating and may be willing to bump up their offer.
You’ve probably heard that your garage floor should be clean and free of oil or other substances. While this is true, it’s also essential to consider your garage’s appearance. A garage floor that looks good can make your home easier to sell.
If you’re considering selling your house soon, a newly installed epoxy garage floor coating may be the perfect investment. These coatings offer several benefits:
- They look great! Your new epoxy coating will shine in the sunlight and add extra style to your home’s landscaping.
- They’re easy to maintain! Spills are easily cleaned thanks to their non-porous surface—no more scrubbing stains or dirt from under the old concrete layer after every spill.
- They last longer than traditional concrete floors! Epoxy coatings are highly durable when used correctly; they last at least 20 years longer than an average concrete slab without any special maintenance required during its lifespan (often much longer). This means no more worries about whether or not people will want another project done before they put their house on the market–you won’t have one unless it’s necessary!
In addition to increasing the value of your home, there are a few other things to keep in mind before you coat your concrete yourself or hire a contractor to do the job for you.
So, will an epoxy coating increase the value of your home? The answer is yes.
Whether you coat your garage floor yourself or hire someone else to do it for you, you must look into a few things before moving forward with any project like this.
The first thing is, what kind of epoxy coating are they using? Many different types on the market today have varying levels of quality and durability. Some companies offer low-cost solutions, which may not hold up as well as others—so make sure that whatever type of product they’re applying will be worth the money spent down the road!
The second thing is how much does this cost? It’s easy to find out by asking if anyone has had their concrete done yet. However, keep in mind: just because someone else invested in doing this doesn’t necessarily mean theirs turned out well or lasted long enough without cracks appearing sooner rather than later (which would mean having them redone). Again…it all depends on which product type was used!
There will be an added cost if you have any special design requests (like adding flakes or stains).
- Cost of the Epoxy Floor: The price of an epoxy floor installation can vary greatly depending on the size of your garage, but most people have them installed for between $3-$7 per square foot. For example, a 1,000-square-foot garage would cost between $3,000 and $7,000.
- Cost of a Custom Design: If you want to go beyond plain epoxy and add some special effects like flakes or stains that change color as they dry, this could add anywhere from $0-$500 to your final bill depending on how many bottles are needed and what kind of finish you want on each one.
- Costs with Contractors: Some contractors may charge extra if they go above and beyond. You also need to consider tools like power buffers which can run upwards of $300 each time they’re rented out, so if anyone needs multiple machines, those costs start adding up quickly too!
Hopefully, this article has graced you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision on whether or not epoxy garage floors are suitable for your home. The benefits of having a smooth and seamless floor are many, but they will come at a price. To ensure that your investment succeeds, you must know what those costs might be before leaping.
So if you’re ready for an upgrade inside your house, consider all these factors before deciding whether or not an epoxy floor will work in your home (and garage). Good luck!