How To Maintain An Epoxy Floor
Epoxy floors are durable and maintain a high luster even when heavy objects are moved on the floor. Their maintenance is also easy. This is one of the reasons why people prefer epoxy for their garage floors. You can perform routine cleaning weekly and then comprehensive maintenance after a few months. The following are some few tips you should follow when cleaning your epoxy floor.
1. Routine Epoxy Floor Maintenance
This can be done effectively using a dust mop or a soft bristle broom. By removing debris and dust particles you minimize scratches on the floor. A soft bristle push broom is the best option for epoxy floors which have an anti-slip aggregate coating.
Minor spills such as engine oils or water can be wiped using a piece of soft cloth or a paper towel. Do not allow spills in the form of oil or chemicals to sit for too long on the epoxy floor as they will gradually cause damage. Get rid of sticky spills using a gentle cleanser. For maximum effectiveness routine moping and wiping up spills should be done at least once a week.
2. Comprehensive Cleaning
Besides routine cleaning, you should perform a thorough cleaning of your epoxy floor after a couple of months. First, move any items on the floor and then sweep away any dust or debris on the floor. Use a hard foam mop to clean the epoxy floor applying a solution of hot water and clear ammonia. The recommended mix ratio is half a cup of ammonia in 1 gallon of water.
After scrubbing the floor fully now proceed to rinse the floor. Use warm water and spread it over the floor using the hard foam mop. Make sure that you cover all areas of the floor to fully rinse the detergent. Once you are through, use a soft towel to dry the floor.
It is advisable to avoid using soap-based detergents or cleaners that contain acids e.g. vinegar. The residue left by soap-based cleaners on the epoxy flooring makes it very slippery when it is wet and also inhibits the natural shine of the epoxy flooring.
3. Stain Removal
Stains require some hard work. For instance, rust may need the application of a kitchen scrubber. Hot water will ease the scrubbing process. However, if not sufficient to do the job you can use Soft Scrub. Avoid applying abrasive chemicals to clean the epoxy floor.
In conclusion, an epoxy floor is a perfect solution for residential as well as industrial applications. Durability is a major advantage of this type of flooring. Also, as highlighted above epoxy floor maintenance is straight forward. It just needs to be done routinely. This guarantees you will spend only a small amount of time to fully clean your epoxy floor.