Garage Floor Epoxy Kits
Epoxy kits are an excellent way to keep your floors in good condition. Garage epoxy can protect your concrete floors while giving them a shine and luster you can feel proud of. By using concrete epoxy on your garage floors, you ensure their quality and condition last for a lifetime. Our garage floor epoxy kits are easy to use and make the perfect DIY project for your home.
Why Epoxy Coat Your Garage Floor?
When finishing your garage floor, you have a lot of options to choose from. For instance, concrete floor paint can be used to freshen up your floors and fix any obvious visual discrepancies. You can even choose to stain or polish your concrete flooring to give it the same shine and luster with some added protection. An epoxy coat, however, is the best option to get both quality and protection in your garage.
Type of Finishing
Concrete Floor Paint
Staining & Polishing
Ease of Application
Level of Protection
Length an Application Lasts
Although all three types of finishing can protect your floors, only concrete epoxy will protect them for longer with fewer maintenance needs. Garages that are used for workstations or living areas benefit the most from an epoxy finish. With an epoxy coating on your concrete floors, they are protected from spills, scuffs, scratches, and other hazards. Even harsh chemicals will have no effect on your floors with a proper epoxy covering protecting them.
The Types of Epoxy for Concrete Garage Floors
There are a couple of different epoxy options available, all of which will provide your floors with the protection they need. The type of epoxy you choose for your garage will depend on the type of use it sees and the level of protection it requires.
Self-Dispersing Epoxy Coating – If your garage sees a lot of traffic from vehicles, especially heavier vehicles like trucks, a self-dispersing coating is the best choice. This epoxy has high mechanical strength, so it won't get worn down by frequent vehicle use. If your home sees a lot of rain, you may want to consider a self-dispersing epoxy coating with quartz sand. The sand mixture adds a slip-resistant quality that will keep you safe during the rainy seasons.
Self-Leveling Epoxy Coating – If your garage floor is older or out of shape, the self-leveling epoxy coating is preferred. The coating process with this epoxy allows the mixture to level itself easily. This creates a seamless, smooth surface over your garage floor, no matter what condition it starts in.
Mortar Epoxy Coating – If you use your garage as a workshop, you'll want to choose a mortar epoxy coating to help protect your floors. Mortar epoxy is the strongest epoxy available. It can also be used to repair cracks in the foundation before applying other epoxy coatings.
Graveled and Terrazzo Epoxy Coatings – If you're using your garage as a living area, you can utilize graveled and terrazzo coatings to add some decorative aspects. These epoxies have design aspects that can help a concrete space feel less cold and more inviting.
There are many other types of epoxy coating you can choose for your garage floor. The important thing to keep in mind when choosing your concrete epoxy kit is what damage you're trying to protect your floors from. This can help you narrow down your options and make the best choice.
How Much Epoxy Do You Need?
How much epoxy coating you need will depend on the size of your garage and what it's used for. The typical two-car garage is around 360 sq ft and is most often used for storing vehicles. A garage that sees vehicle traffic will need a thicker epoxy covering, meaning you'll want a stronger material and an additional coating. However, if you use your garage for storage or as a workshop, you won't need as thick an epoxy.
We offer a wide range of products featuring different thicknesses depending on your garage's needs.
This option would provide 9.7 mil epoxy thickness, which is perfect for a garage used to store vehicles and light foot traffic.
This kit provides a thicker epoxy coating than the "Good" Full Epoxy Floor Coating Kit for garages that are used for storing heavy equipment with medium foot traffic.
This kit provides a thicker epoxy coating than the "Better" Full Epoxy Floor Coating Kit for garages that are used for storing vehicles with high foot traffic.
This kit provides the same thickness of epoxy coating as the "Best" Full Epoxy Floor Coating Kit with added strength and longer-lasting duration.
Installing an epoxy coating on your garage floors is easy with our DIY epoxy kits. Follow these video instructions to help you create a smooth finish that will protect your floors from harm.
Preparing Your Concrete Floors for Epoxy Coating
In order to ensure a strong bond and prevent cracking, concrete floors must be cleaned and repaired beforehand. Make sure your floors are clean of oil, dirt, and other debris. You must also fill in any cracks and chips with a concrete patch. If you have a larger crack that requires more attention, use Epoxy-Coat's pavement patch to ensure the area is prepared for a coating application.
All of Epoxy-Coat's DIY garage epoxy kits include a full set of tools and solutions required to properly prepare your floors.
How much does it cost to epoxy a garage floor?
The cost of applying an epoxy coat will depend on the square footage of your garage and the level of thickness you need. For garages up to 500 sq ft, prices can range between $370 for a thinner epoxy to $1000 for thicker, premium epoxy.
How do I prep my floors for an epoxy coating?
You need to properly clean and repair your floors before you begin applying an epoxy coat. You can follow these instructions to get your floor properly prepared.
Do I need to prime my floors?
Our Epoxy kits are designed with a chemical bond well above the average level of other epoxy floor systems. As long as your floors are clean and free of dust and debris, you should not need to apply a primer before you start. However, if you do require a primer for your floor, you can use our Epoxy-Coat primer kit.
How do I clean my epoxy garage floor?
Follow this link for a detailed explanation of how to keep your new epoxy-coated garage floors clean.