Epoxy flooring is one of the most cost-effective and durable types of flooring you can install in your home. With a wide variety of finishes and high resilience to scratching, it makes an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, or any other high traffic area.
But how can you work out the exact cost of epoxy flooring per square metre for your next project?
At Policrete, we believe in transparency and exceeding our customer's expectations, so we've created this handy guide to help you answer all your tough (and durable) epoxy flooring questions.
What is epoxy flooring?
Epoxy is a two-part compound made up of polymer resins and hardeners. When the components are combined, they chemically react and bind, resulting in tough and rigid plastic formation. This solution is poured over a prepared concrete surface to create a durable, resilient and visually exciting effect.
This flooring solution is excellent for high traffic areas and is available in a great variety of decorative finishes, so you're sure to find the perfect epoxy floor coating to suit every home, garage, office, warehouse or industrial site.
What is the cost of epoxy flooring?
To provide the exact cost of your epoxy flooring job, we first require a detailed description of your project. However, the average cost of epoxy flooring per square meter (PSM) is:
- Standard epoxy (incl. Labour & materials) $30 – 35 PSM
- Decorative finishes (incl. Labour, materials, colours, metallics, flakes or other decorative finishes) $80 – 100 PSM
How can I work out the epoxy flooring price for my project?
To give you an accurate quote, we take into account things like:
- Size (in m²)
- Season or weather
What are the benefits of using epoxy flooring?
This highly sought after flooring solution is:
- Resistant to most chemicals
- Incredibly long-lasting
- UV resistant
- Visually stunning and available in a range of finishes
- Great for brightening spaces
- Durable enough to handle industrial conditions
- Low maintenance
What should I consider before getting an epoxy flooring quote?
Before getting a quote, it is important to consider the following:
- The finish you want. Some finishes are more durable than others and will withstand more significant wear and tear. You may also want to consider a non-slip surface for areas such as commercial kitchens and labs.
- How much traffic the area will receive. High traffic areas require a more durable finish.
- The complexity of the installation. Some jobs are more complex than others and may incur a higher cost.
- The location of the job. Specific areas carry an increased cost due to travel time and expenses.
What are the costs associated with epoxy flooring?
As with any home improvement project, there are various costs associated with epoxy flooring. The main costs you need to factor in include:
A significant variable in its costs for all polished concrete applications is how much heavy grinding is needed. A light grind will be cheaper than a heavy grind. Any areas that have been high traffic areas in the past will need a minimum of a medium grind; new builds may only require lighter work.
The hardness of the concrete you have will also affect costs and may restrict the types of epoxy flooring available to you. Get in touch for a scratch test, and we can determine whether you have the preferable 32mpa concrete or a softer surface that may require specialised preparation work.
The labour cost varies depending on the size of your job. Smaller jobs may only need one or two tradespeople, whereas a large scale project will require a bigger team. Generally speaking, two workers can complete most epoxy flooring jobs in one day.
Materials may include epoxy resin and hardener, aggregate, silica sand, release agent, and any decorative elements incorporated such as metallics.
Tools such as trowels, spreaders, mixers all factor into the final cost. Our specialists only work with the best equipment and industry-leading machine from Husqvarna.
What are the different types of epoxy flooring you offer?
Policrete is the only full-service concrete specialist in Australia, so we offer the full spectrum of concrete flooring and finishes, with everything from stunning floor coatings to commercial-grade anti-slip.
Does epoxy flooring last?
Yes. When applied to good quality concrete, epoxy flooring can last more than ten years. Its incredible durability makes this flooring type extremely cost-effective.
Does epoxy flooring scratch easily?
No, this robust floor coating is scratch-resistant. An epoxy floor is made when we combine two or more polymers and hardeners. When applied to the top of concrete, this liquid material creates a smooth, shiny surface that is incredibly strong and resistant to scratches.
Is epoxy flooring expensive?
The overall cost of epoxy flooring will vary depending on the size of the area, the complexity of the job, and the finish you choose. However, it is a cost-effective and durable option compared with many other concrete resurfacing options and will last for years with minimal maintenance.