One of the first questions potential epoxy floor owners ask when they call into our office is: How much does an epoxy floor cost? Although this is a very difficult questions to answer, I will try and do my best to explain some general pricing guidelines.
The purchase of an epoxy floor is much like buying a vehicle. With so many options available, prices ranges can vary dramatically. Just as a Ford F-150 can start with a basic package around 20k, that price can quickly increase to 40k once the buyer adds items such as a GPS, automatic parking sensors, heated seats, rear view cameras, leather interior, 4-wheel drive, 4 door versus 2 door, spray on bed-liner etc.
Consider that the average American ends up selling or trading in their vehicle within the first five years of purchase, why do so many elect unnecessary upgrades? The answer is because most people understand the importance of getting what they want the first time so they have no regrets down the road. The average American spends over 30 minutes in their car each day, so they want to make sure their vehicle will provide them with comfort, quality, longevity, ease of use and even convenience.
These same principles typically apply to epoxy floor shoppers.
A buyer (and his/her employees) are going to see and walk on a new kitchen floor every day for as long as they are working in that kitchen. Selecting the right epoxy floor for your business is critical to ensure maximum effectiveness (slip resistant, water tight, etc.) along with minimum maintenance. As a result, many shoppers will elect to go with the epoxy floor that will meet all their needs in the long-run. Even if this means spending a little more in the beginning.
Unfortunately, some shoppers only focus on the initial cost of an epoxy floor system without considering the long term benefits. Their focus is price driven. This focus generally results in sacrificing quality, longevity, ease of maintenance and inevitably leads to buyer’s remorse. This is very much like sacrificing air conditioning in that F-150 due to the added cost.
Some of the most common “add-ons” or variables which affect the cost of an epoxy floor:
- Condition of existing sub-floor; does it need to be replaced?
- If the sub-floor is sound, what is the existing floor? Quarry tile, VCT etc.
- What is the current floors condition? Does demo need to be included in the cost? Is extra prep needed (if going over quarry tile and the grout lines are very low)?
- Does water properly flow to the drain(s)? If the answer is no, a sloping plan will need to be established.
- Is there standing water near the walls or in undesirable areas? Is Pitching needed to direct the water away from walls?
- Is work to be performed overnight, during the weekend?
- How much time can be given for the installation? This is known as the window of opportunity.
- Can the customer facilitate equipment removal and re-installation?
- What is the customer’s location?
- Lastly, how many square feet of floor/linear feet of base are involved in the installation.
Lastly, we offer the JetRock flooring system and can facilitate equipment removal and reinstallation as well as sloping and pitching plans where needed. This ensures a “Turn Key” project.
As you can see there are many variables which affect the cost of an epoxy floor. When a potential customer requests a proposal from Feature Flooring, all of these factors are taken into consideration along with the results of a site visit. During the site visit, additional information can be gleaned as well as measurements and photographs. A project plan is carefully prepared for the customer as well as coordination with the customer’s project team.
Our main focus is a successful installation and a happy customer.
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