How Much Does It Cost To Coat a Garage Floor in Seattle?
Thinking about a garage floor coating in Seattle? You definitely aren’t alone! Our concrete coating division is getting calls from homeowners looking to coat all sorts of concrete floors, indoors and out. The drastic transformations we share on social media certainly stoke the interest too.
You likely have a long list of questions, but these two are probably right at the top: how much does a garage floor coating cost, and what kind of system is this?
The answer to one helps to answer the other, so we thought we’d provide a clear breakdown in this article. Ready?
Ballpark Cost for Coating a Garage Floor in Seattle
We don’t like to share ballparks often, just because there are SO many factors that go into the estimates we share. Every floor is different, and our approach is very unique and involved. With that in mind, here’s a broad price range, but please keep reading to better understand the full context.
1 car garage — $2500 to $3000
2 car garage — $3000 to $4500 depending on actual size of garage
3 car garage or larger — $4500+
What’s the Best Kind of Coating for a Garage Floor?
If the numbers we shared above took you by surprise, we appreciate that you’re still reading and doing a little more research. This is super important information, and knowing exactly what you have to choose from for your garage floor, and what to expect from each option, is critical.
Option 1: Do-It-Yourself Floor Coating Kits
This is your cheapest option, starting with concrete paint and sealer. Cut it in, roll it on, and let it dry. Basically like painting a wall, but under your feet.
You can also get a DIY epoxy floor kit. A little better than paint, but tough to apply and a beast to repair or redo if the installation doesn’t come out right.
These are good options if you’re happy with a coating that might last a year or two, and you really don’t want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars.
Option 2: Professionally-Installed Epoxy Floor Coatings
Let’s kick it up a notch.
A lot of contractors, and even local painting companies, can install an epoxy floor system. The cost is substantially more than the do-it-yourself kits, but the quality is a bit better and the install is typically solid. Plus, you don’t have to do it! That’s always a bonus.
What can you expect as far as performance? Typically these options last for a few years, then you can anticipate some peeling and chipping. Hot tire pickup is also a common complaint: the epoxy softening and sticking to your tires in hot weather.
This is a good option if you plan on redoing your floor every few years, or you can wait even longer if you don’t mind having some wear and tear showing.
Option 3: Polyurea Garage Floor Coatings
Reach for the top shelf and you find polyurea concrete coatings.
Is the price higher? Yes, definitely. But this is a totally different animal, and understanding the difference will help you understand the price point, too.
Without getting super technical, here’s what you need to know:
Polyurea cures way faster than epoxy, making it ideal for quick installs. Our “1‑DAY” coating tagline is right on the money.
Unlike epoxy that sits on top of your floor, polyurea forms a chemical bond with the concrete. In other words, it basically fuses to the surface. That means it won’t chip and peel like the cheaper options, and hot tire pickup is a non-issue.
Polyurea is also more flexible than epoxy, meaning that it isn’t brittle. It won’t crack and fail when you drive over it, drop a heavy tool, or miss a nail and hit it with a hammer (no judgment).
Lastly, you should know that polyurea floor coatings are moisture-resistant from the top down. Water, chemicals, spills of any kind… They’ll just sit on the surface and are easy to clean up.
How We Set Your Floor Coating Up for Success
Last but not least, we have to tell you about the prep.
We use diamond grinders to profile your concrete, removing any old coatings, dirt, or damage, plus smoothing out repairs we had to make beforehand. This level of prep also opens the pores of your concrete to allow for even stronger coating adhesion.
This is a step you’d see performed for a commercial floor coating installation, and isn’t typical for residential spaces. Just one more reason why a floor coating from us will likely be the last floor coating you ever need.
What Impacts the Cost of Your Garage Floor Coating?
The size of your floor.
The colors you want to use. We have standard blends to choose from, or we can make something custom.
Do you want steps coated?
Verticals (also known as “stem walls”).
Previous coatings that need to be removed (like those pesky epoxy coatings we mentioned).
Condition of the concrete, and the time involved in prep and repairs.
Have More Questions About Concrete Floor Coatings?
Contact us at All Covered Concrete Coatings! We’d love to talk with you in more detail, show you samples, and provide a detailed quote.
Martin YamThese guys did a great job on our house, Some difficult spots, worked around the bushes and the rain.
Taiwoo ParkThis team deserves A+ for everything, estimation/scheduling/job all done smooth and beautiful! Also, very high quality job for my garage - it's like a fancy detailing shop now.