What is the Earning Potential for Installing Epoxy Garage Floors?


Are you contemplating diving into the epoxy garage floor installation business? Wondering about the potential profits and the initial investment required? You’re in the right place! This guide will unravel the financial aspects of this enticing venture, inspired by insights from an expert in the field, TimDCVA.

Starting Your Journey: Initial Costs Uncovered

Embarking on an epoxy flooring business journey requires some upfront investment in equipment and supplies. Here’s what you need to know:

Essential Equipment and Their Costs

  • High-Quality Grinder: Essential for preparing concrete surfaces, costing around $10,000.
  • Generator: A $4,000 investment in a quiet, reliable generator enhances work efficiency.
  • Hand Grinder and Vacuum: These tools, necessary for detailed work, run about $1,200 combined.
  • Diamonds for the Grinder: Expect to spend around $600 for a quality set.

Overall, a full setup could reach upwards of $15,500. However, starting on a budget is possible, with options like used grinders bringing initial costs down to about $3,700.

The Rental Alternative

Not ready to invest in equipment? Renting a grinder for approximately $600 a day offers a feasible start-up alternative, allowing you to scale your business before making significant purchases.

The Profitability Breakdown

Understanding the potential earnings and managing your investment is crucial for a successful business. Let’s dive into the numbers:

Cost vs. Charge

For a standard 500 sq ft project, material costs can total around $930, not including labor. Charging around $3,200 for such a job leaves room for a considerable profit margin, potentially netting you around $2,000 per project.

Overhead Considerations

It’s essential to factor in overhead costs such as van payments, shop rentals, and advertising. These expenses will impact your pricing strategy and overall profitability.

Tools for Success: The Free Bidding Spreadsheet

TimDCVA offers a free bidding spreadsheet tool that simplifies job quotes and profit calculations. This invaluable resource allows you to:

  • Calculate Required Products: Based on the total square footage, ensuring accurate material estimates.
  • Adjust Pricing Strategies: Reflecting your unique overhead costs, to determine the optimal charge per square foot.

This tool is a game-changer for anyone serious about making a profit in the epoxy flooring industry.


The epoxy garage flooring business presents a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs willing to invest in quality equipment and navigate the initial learning curve. With the right tools and a strategic approach to pricing and costs, you can unlock significant profits and grow a thriving business. Dive into this venture with confidence, armed with insights and tools that pave the way to success.

Concrete Coatings Material and Profit Calculator: https://www.decorativeconcreteschool….

Online Classes:

0:00 – Intro
0:18 – Concrete Grinding Expenses
1:26 – Epoxy Primer Cost Breakdown
1:58 – Broadcasting Flakes
2:15 – Cleaning up Flakes
2:18 – Polyaspartic Top Coat Cost Breakdown
2:45 – Epoxy Garage Floor Profit Breakdown
3:03 – Epoxy/Polyaspartic Calculator

In today’s video, I’m going to show you how we install a vinyl chip epoxy and polyaspartic flake garage floor. I’m also going to show you exactly what all of the materials cost and how much profit you can expect to make on a garage floor.

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