How Long Does an Epoxy Garage Floor Last?

There is no more popular option than epoxy garage flooring coatings when it comes to garage flooring. What makes epoxy garage flooring so popular is its high durability and aesthetic appearance.

But now, there are rumors out there that epoxy flooring systems don’t last a long time before they need refinishing. We are here to say that that claim is false.

But, as with any flooring system, if it isn’t well maintained, it won’t last as long as it possibly could. So, if you have enough respect for your home to take care of it, you shouldn’t run into many issues with epoxy.

But the question still hasn’t been answered, how long does an epoxy garage floor last?

While many factors may vary, the general estimate is that epoxy floors last between 10-20 years for higher traffic areas and 20-30 years for lower traffic areas.

While those numbers vary greatly, there are easy ways to see how long your epoxy floors should last. So, let’s take a look!

How Long Does an Epoxy Garage Floor Last?

Here are some of the significant factors that will influence how long your epoxy garage floor will last before it needs resurfacing.

Strength of Your Garage Floor

The level of durability of your epoxy garage floor will depend on the firmness of the concrete laying underneath it. The strength of the concrete beneath your epoxy will significantly impact the lifespan of your epoxy floors.

Thickness of The Epoxy Coating

The thicker the epoxy coating is on your concrete floor, the longer it will last. Conversely, the thinner the epoxy coating is on your floor, the quicker it will need to get resurfaced. That is why residential applications typically have a thickness between 0.5mm to 1mm, and industrial applications will have a thickness of 10mm and larger.

Levels of UV Exposure from The Sun

While epoxy is strong in shaded environments, it is very weak against the sun’s rays.

As a result, excess sun exposure to your epoxy garage floor can bring down the lifespan of the coating immensely. Garages that receive heavy levels of sunlight should consider this when choosing the type of coating material, they want.

Location and Foot Traffic

Epoxy floors, like any floor, will last longer in areas with less foot and vehicle traffic. For example, your epoxy garage can last up to 30 years in residential areas with minimal traffic. In contrast, commercial or industrial areas with heavy traffic might only last 10-15 years.

Routine Maintenance

Lastly, taking care of your epoxy garage floor and cleaning it from time to time is probably one of the best things you can do to extend the lifespan of your epoxy garage floor. Dirt, debris, and standing fluids all contribute to the deterioration of the epoxy material. While this usually doesn’t happen overnight, it does happen when you neglect to take care of your garage. That is why routine maintenance is vital for keeping your epoxy garage in excellent shape.

Why Choose Armor Coating

The Armor Coating Company is the best one-day concrete coatings company in the Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area! They are a family-owned company with many years of experience with flooring systems.

Armor Coating services residential, commercial, and industrial locations. In addition, Armor Coating does everything from parking garages to airplane hangars and a whole lot more!

Armor Coating is happy to offer so many flooring services, including;

In addition, Armor Coating proudly services the communities of;

You name your coating need, and Armor Coating will deliver for you!

Get A Free Quote

Are you looking for the best epoxy garage flooring services in the Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area? If so, you should talk to the epoxy professionals at Armor Coating! Whether you need coatings for residential, commercial, or industrial projects, The Armor Coating Company is here to do it for you!

Get a free quote at (715)-934-9037 or get a quote online at

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we’ve perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it’s adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we’ve applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure won’t! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’ve perfected our 6-step application process, so most typical projects take between 5-10 hours depending on the square footage.  We pride ourselves in a one-day application, and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame.  Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR, to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Armor coatings are oil resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990’s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, once being durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can I Apply Polyaspartic Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Armor Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and have many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating