How To Clean And Maintain Epoxy Floors
There’s more to owning an epoxy floor than just parking your car on it. Just like any floor; If you do a little maintenance the floor will last much longer and look exquisite all the time. Certain chemicals and cleaning methods are better than others. Some things you just shouldn’t do and other things that you should.
Cleaning should be done once a year or season. I recommend every Spring. That way you can clean out all the leaves from Fall and all the salt and dirt from Winter. Never use any high-pressured water of any kind. No pressure washing. This will cause damage to the floor. Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach. This is too strong for floor cleaning at full concentration. We suggest using the garden hose and getting the floor wet. Then using liquid soap squirt out a line on the floor. Using a stiff broom. Corn brooms are great. You can agitate and scrub the floor. If you’re not seeing bubbles then you need more soap or more brushing. After the floor is soaped up let it sit for 5 mins to really break that bond the dirt has then rinse the floor out. Starting from the back out towards the door. Even though this cleaning tip is for garage floors the concept works equally as well on any epoxy flooring.
"Make maintenance and cleaning the floor a normal routine that you do 1-2 times per year."
While true epoxy is extremely durable. Its not indestructible and at times some measures should be taken to protect the floor. Most liquids are fine on the floor and simply wipe up. Even things like battery acid and brake fluid (which will eat through steel) can come in contact with the floor as long as you wipe it up immediately and don’t let it sit there in a puddle overnight. Protecting the floor includes not letting harsh chemicals sit and dwell on the floor.
Dragging heavy metal cabinets across the floor may scratch the finish. If it is areas that will experience high levels of abuse we also suggest placing a rubber mat in that area. It will help absorb some of that extra use the floor is getting.
The best thing to take away is if you want a high quality long lasting floor then don’t neglect the maintenance. Just like any floor if you give it some maintenance it will stay looking its best for many years to come. For quality results only, a professional epoxy floor coating contractor like NorthCraft should install your epoxy floor. NorthCraft crews have the experience, materials, tools, and techniques to deliver exceptional results that stand the test of time. So, hire the pros and don’t neglect the routine maintenance your epoxy floor needs.