Whether you are thinking about installing an epoxy floor, have had one installed, or inherited one in your home or place of business your floor requires maintenance to keep it sound and looking great during its lifespan. We have been in the floor coating industry for over 20 years, installed over 5 million square feet of epoxy flooring and have seen numerous cases where the floor will fail because the owner does not properly maintain it. Below we will explain a few simple methods to keeping your epoxy floor clean.
Do not let them sit for days, weeks or months. Once you identify a spill clean it up ASAP. Use a soft cloth, old rag or some paper cloth to wipe up the mess and then clean with any multi-purpose cleaner. Your epoxy floor will thank you later.
These are a bit tougher to get out of the floor but trust us this is possible with a little elbow grease and the right products. Here are the steps we have used time and time again.
If you live in a cold weather environment it is unavoidable to bring in salt and snow from outside during the winter. While this is unavoidable there are steps you can take to decrease the amount that sits in the garage. Every month scrub your floor with warm water and a soft bristled broom to keep the salt out of your garage and where is belong... outside!
Every 3-4 months (min 2x a year) use a shop vac to vacuum the entire floor. If you can clear out items that are sitting on the floor (boxes, bikes, shelving, equipment, etc.) we suggest trying to move this out of the way to clean under and behind these areas. Once vacuumed use warm water and a mop to mop the entire floor. Allow the floor to dry for a couple hours before putting back the moved items on the floor.
The above cleaning methods are all suggestions. Every floor is a bit different and depending on the environment, coating, and flooring underneath, cleaning methods might need to be adjusted. Some proactive steps you can take to keep the floor clean other than actually cleaning it are listed below:
Let us know if you have any tips or tricks of your own and we would be glad to add them to the list!
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