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One of the first questions potential epoxy floor owners want to know 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 here 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 very drastically. Just as a Ford F-150 can start with a basic package around 20k. That price can quickly cost 40k once the buyer adds items such as a GPS, automatic parking sensors, heated seats, review 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 people elect to get so many of the upgrades? The answer is because most people understand the importance of getting what they want the first time so as to not have any regrets down the road. The average American spends over 30 minutes in their car a day, they want to make sure their vehicle will provide them with comfort, quality, longevity, and ease of use.
These same principles typically apply to most epoxy floor shoppers.
You’re going to see and walk on your new kitchen floor every day for as long as you are working in that kitchen, and picking the right epoxy floor with the right options the first time is critical toensure maximum enjoyment with minimum maintenance. Because of this, a majority of shoppers will elect to go with he epoxy floor that will make them the happiest in the long-run.
Unfortunately, some people only focus on the initial price of the epoxy floor with the goal of finding the cheapest installer, therefor sacrificing low maintenance, quality, warranty, and aesthetics, which inevitably leads to regret. Especially considering that unlike a Ford F-150 an epoxy floor can not be traded in if one becomes dissatisfied and disenchanted.
Some of the most common “add-on’s” or variable cost found in a purchase of an epoxy floor.
- Slopping to the drains
- Pitching away from walls
- Increasing the pitch to the drains
- Overnight installation
- New Construction installation
- window of opportunity
- equipment removal and re-installation
- condition of the existing floor
- demo of the existing floor
- prep of the existing floor
As you can see there are many options or variables in the cost of an epoxy floor. When someone receives a quote from our company we thoroughly examine each of these options as to educate the buyer on the benefit of each option to them. We want to identify its overall importance to the success of the project.
How the installation affects the cost
When someone inquires how much our floor cost, extent of installation is also a key factor. What I mean by this is that as a company, we have two main packages we offer to customers. Each of these packages has two sub sections we offer to fit int he buyers time frame. Unlike most companies, we will work around the customers time frame and hours of operations to complete the work without disruption.
The installation packages are as follows, with their corresponding price ranges:
1.Basic Flooring Installation
This project is our most basic package. These projects are typically new construction and will entail minimal demo or prep work. The floor is typically installed over concrete slab. There are still options that can be added to this package. Those options can include pitching away from the walls, the installation taking place overnight or during the day. These options add to the final project costs , but are generally our most cost effective solution. This is also our fastest option for a new epoxy floor. There is the minimal amount of downtime with this package.
The average buyer will spend between $10,000 to $30,000 on a basic flooring installation, base don the size of the space and the options that are included.
2. Flooring installation including pitching and slopping
This package includes the same basic installation as the package above, but also includes slopping of the existing floor. This is a very popular option for existing restaurants that might not have had their slap slopped to the drains. Or, they took over a old space that was not outfitted for a commercial kitchen. If you are interested in this package with us I want you to know we would use Ardex for our slopping material. Aredex and I would come up with a slopping plan to share with you the buyer. This slopping plan will slope the sub-floor to the drains and away from the walls, limiting the pooling or standing water in the finished space. However, the Ardex product will take three days to fully cure in order for us to install over top of the floor without impeding the curing process of the JetRock floor. If you the buyer wants slopping in a specific area in a kitchen for example in the dish room. We can complete the slopping in those areas with our own fill kits. This allows us to limit the downtime to about one or two hours until we could install over the top it.
The average buyer will spend between $25,000 to $85,000+ depending on the size of the space and the severity of the slopping or distance of slopping.
3. Turn -Key
Many of our customers are looking to deal with one contractor. Once you introduce multiple contractors into a project your sanity is at stake. With this package our company completes all the negotiation project planning and problem solving with you the buyer directly without involving other trades. This package includes the entire project managed and completed by Feature Flooring including the removal and re installation of the equipment. This project is a complete overhaul of your kitchen. Typically we will create a project plan to lay out the responsibility of each party designating equipment removal, prep work, flooring installation, and equipment re installation. These project can range from a single night turn-key project to a multiple day and night project. They can be very tedious to schedule all the trades and time frames each of these trades will need to complete their responsibility’s. These projects also can include the other options as said previously in the paragraphs above.
The average buyer will spend between $30,000 and $100,000+ on turn key projects
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