Maintaining Epoxy Floors

August 28, 2015

There are many benefits to epoxy flooring. Despite its relatively low cost, it is highly durable, resistant to stains, easy to clean, and professional looking. If you are the happy owner of a floor that has been coated with epoxy, you may want to know how to properly maintain it in order to keep it at its best for years to come with these epoxy floor maintenance tips

The good news is that floors that have been treated with epoxy are extremely low maintenance. Compared to other garages that have to deal with hard to get out stains, cracks, or debris, epoxy floors for your garage are very simple to take care of. For any minor spills, including spills from vehicles such as oil, all you need to do is simply wipe it away with a soft cloth or paper towel. The top coat of the epoxy has been specially designed to be resistant to these types of stains. In addition, you can best maintain routine cleanliness by using a soft bristle broom or any commercial dust mop. This process will be particularly easy since dirt and dust do not stick to this type of flooring. If you have a floor with a higher anti-slip aggregate, such as aluminum oxide, than a soft bristle broom may work better. 

If your garage sees heavy traffic, it may be best to give your floor a thorough cleaning a few times a year. This too is a relatively easy process. Simply use a hard foam mop with any trusted cleaning solution. It is not advised to use a string mop as they tend not to clean as well and often leave streaks. Be sure to sweep away any debris before mopping the floor. Clear ammonia can also be used as well. Simply add the ammonia or cleaning solution with hot water and mop the floor until clean. Some stains will require some light scrubbing, which can easily be accomplished with a kitchen scrubbing pad. Refrain from using cleaners that contains acids, such as citrus cleaners, or soap based cleaners as they can leave a residue on the floor coating that will eventually wear away the shine and will make the floor more slippery over time. 

These are just a few simple ways to maintain your epoxy floor.

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