If you want to revamp your old floor or install a new one, DIY epoxy flooring is the cheapest and the easiest solution. All you need to do is order your DIY kit which contains floor coating, flakes, instructions and tools such as vacuums, grinders, buckets, brushes, rollers, gloves, tarp and duct tape. Enjoy a fun do-it-yourself project and save thousands of dollars you’d otherwise spend on installation!
Why You Should Choose DIY Epoxy Floors
Designer Resin Flooring is a fantastic solution for your home or commercial facility because the coating is strong, durable and aesthetically appealing. Best of all, it is easy to apply for people with trade experience, which means you’ll save a lot of money by reducing or eliminating the installation costs. You don’t need professional assistance because the process is straight-forward. You can have a beautiful shiny floor without the hassle of tiling. Using only the specialised equipment, you need one weekend to transform your garage, terrace, bathroom, kitchen or swimming pool area. You can turn it into a fun DIY project or ask your go-to tradesman to install the floor for you.
The Price of DIY Epoxy Flooring
The price of epoxy resin coating is comparable to the cost of ceramic tiles, and you can expect to pay between $30 and $100 per square metre. Typically, it depends on the surface you want to cover and the visual effect you want to achieve. However, the price of installation is low when you compare it to all the traditional flooring solutions. While you need to pay between $50 and $60 per square metre for the installation of the concrete floor or up to $120/sqm for tiling. If you have trade experience and choose DIY epoxy floors, then you have eliminated the cost of installation altogether!
What You Need
The first step to revamping your floor is measuring the surface and choosing the colour and design. You can then order your DIY epoxy kit. At Designer Resin Flooring, we provide everything you need, including the coating, the equipment and detailed instructions. To help you prepare for your DIY project, we give you the full list of things you need:
- Epoxy paint
- Rubber gloves
- Face mask
- Rubber boots
- Cleaning solution
- Dry vacuum
- Stiff-bristle brush
- Paint roller
- Duct tape
Use the grinder to smoothen the surface if needed, and then vacuum the dust to prepare the floor for applying the epoxy coating. You might also need the cleaning solution to wash away any oil or contaminates from the surface. Mix the epoxy Part A and Part B (read the instructions carefully), and pour the mixture into a different bucket. You can use tarp and duct tape to cover the areas you want to protect and mark the surface you want to paint. Apply the first layer of epoxy resin using a paint roller and wait until it is completely dry to add another coating. Additionally, you can apply the third anti-slip coating or epoxy flakes.