Hello Garage of South Atlanta Q&A
Why shouldn't I go with a cheaper option?
Short answer? You get what you pay for. Long answer: It's actually less expensive and less hassle in the long run to spend a little bit more for a 100% polyaspartic coating. But let's look at the three most common alternatives.
- Epoxy Coatings — A professionally installed polyaspartic floor coating can last up to four or five times longer than an epoxy coating. In fact, epoxy floor coatings have been known to deteriorate in just a few years or even months. And when epoxies go bad, they're expensive to remove and fix the right way. Not to mention they look really terrible.
- Polyurea Coatings — Polyaspartics are a type of polyurea that's been formulated for a prolonged cure time. This reduces viscosity, making it easier to install and allowing it to bond better with the concrete beneath it. This formulation also makes polyaspartics UV resistant. So, if a company is offering a polyurea coating, it's likely not polyaspartic — otherwise they'd say so. And if it's not polyaspartic, it will be difficult to install successfully, leading to possible deterioration, and will likely yellow over time.
- Hybrid Polyaspartic Coatings — A hybrid application uses an epoxy base coat to save money and a clear polyaspartic top coat for its durability and UV-resistance. While it's better than a pure epoxy or polyurea floor, a hybrid coating won't completely become one with the surface beneath it like a polyaspartic coating does. That's why only a 100 percent polyaspartic base and top coat can provide decades of both great looks and lasting adhesion.
What makes Hello Garage of South Atlanta different?
This point sometimes crops up as a question: "What's the catch?" So it's a good time to note the only real downside of polyaspartic floor coatings is they can be really tricky to install properly.
A successful installation requires a crew with a lot of experience. It also requires the use of specialized industrial equipment most general contractors don't have. But as you've probably guessed by now, we have both the experience and equipment to do the job right. After all, transforming garages is what we do. In fact, it's all we do.
To put it another way, if you're looking to install a garage floor coating once, rather than every few years, polyaspartic is the right choice for you.
How much does garage floor coating cost?
Based on our experience, for a premium dual layer polyaspartic floor coating, you can expect to spend approximately:
1-car garage approximately 200 square feet - between $1,200 - $1,600
2-car garage approximately 400 square feet - between $2,600 - $3,000
3-car garage approximately 600 square feet - between $4,000 - $4,400
There are a number of factors that will effect these estimates:
- Size — The bigger the garage, the more product we need to apply. This is usually the biggest pricing factor.
- Condition — If your garage's concrete floor needs to be repaired before we coat it, it can affect the price.
- Moisture — If moisture is penetrating your slab from the soil below, it can make it difficult for a successful install.
- Stairs & Apron — If we're coating more than just the main garage floor, that can up the price a bit, too.