The past couple years of volatility have made many homeowners realize now isn’t the time to change homes. On those cold or rainy days, a finished garage can even be the place parents tell the kids to go play. Protecting the concrete surface with an epoxy coating also makes great sense because of the longevity of living in the home. You don't want to have a surface that's being eroded and damaged, so the garage floor coatings are a protective layer too.
That way, the floor coatings are applied to a concrete surface that has no contaminants (oil, silicones, etc.). Plus, the epoxy coatings can treat every square foot of the floor – before installation of cabinets, shelves, appliances or other permanent items.
Finally, pre-move-in installation of the floor coatings prevents the surface from future staining (from grass/mowers, spills and overspray), chemical attack from ice-melts and road-treatments and abrasion (the typical wear being the tire paths into each bay). In the over 18 years we have been in business, we have yet to see anything but fuel drop in price (that being temporary as there is always some reason it goes back up too). What this means for the homeowner is that the price per square foot of a professionally installed, garage floor coating is not going down. If price is your only consideration and you want it done right, then waiting isn’t going to help achieve your desired result of a easy-to-clean, aesthetically pleasing garage floor. In general, the DIY kits from big box stores are going to fail in a normal use, residential garage. When they fail, it either takes more of your time and money to re-apply or pay extra to a professional to remove the mess that is already on the floor before having it done correctly.