Square footage will be a major factor in the cost of solid or water-based epoxy. Solid epoxy costs about twice the price of water-based epoxy, which means homeowners with very vast concrete garage, for example, will have to pay premium prices to coat the garage in solid epoxy versus paying cheaper prices for water-based epoxy floor coating. However, a smaller area might be worth spending a little bit more for solid epoxy floor coating that will last longer and require less maintenance than water-based epoxy coating.
Types of Epoxy
There are two types of epoxy resin for homeowners to coat their concrete in, either solid or water-based. Solid epoxy coating is the more durable, lasting around 20 years, with the ability to handle high tire and foot traffic or chemical exposures like oils. The way it bonds with a concrete floor involves a bonding agent that professionals have access to. This type of resin is not recommended in climates with high moisture or extreme temperatures, though, and it will be the most expensive. The other type of resin is water-based epoxy which acts as a primer or sealer with less resistance and durability. Its glossy finish does protect the concrete from stains, scuff marks and any chemicals. However, homeowners should be aware that they may have to reapply the water-based epoxy more regularly, though it will cost them less.