An epoxy floor system is basically one that contains a protective coating. They are the easiest to clean and maintain. There epoxy floor maintenance tips you need to consider. These points include;
1. You Have To Wait Until The Epoxy Floor Is Ready
Epoxy floors can be stepped on 24 hours after installation but they cannot be cleaned with water until it is completely cured and ready. It is therefore recommended that you wait for two to three days before using water or any other cleaning agents to clean your epoxy floors.
2. Consider Sweeping
When cleaning epoxy floors it is best you sweep using a hand broom that has soft bristle brushes. You could also use a vacuum cleaner. You should never use stiff bristle brushes as they are very aggressive and may damage the epoxy floors by scratching them.
3. You Should Neutralize Chemical Spills
In case you happen to get a chemical spill on your epoxy floor, it is advised to neutralize the spill and clean it up as soon as it occurs. If you leave the chemical spill on the epoxy floor for a long time it can cause severe damage because high chemical concentration is harmful to the floor.
4. Regular Cleaning
Everyday cleaning is recommended for epoxy floors. When cleaning you need to mix a small amount of dishwashing liquid with around five liters of water and use that to mop the floor. You should not use cleaning agents that contain too much acids.
5. Hot Water Cleaning
If you decide to use hot water to clean your epoxy floor you should ensure that the water temperature dos not go above 140 degrees as high temperatures are likely to cause damage on the floor.
You can wax or seal a finished epoxy floor to provide shine to the floor. You should use a thin coat of wax. Old coats of waxes or seals should be removed before applying a new coat as leaving old coats could damage the floor.
7. Consider Having Door Mats
If you have an epoxy floor, you should consider having a welcome mat or rug on your door that can help remove water from shoes especially during the winter season since leaving too much water can damage the floor.
8. Cleaning Resistant Floors
There are some epoxy floors which end up having rough finishes therefore a rough surface requires extensive cleaning to ensure that all the dirt is cleared out, it is therefore recommended that you use a bristle cleaning brush.
These are the various epoxy floors maintenance tips by Epoxy Flooring Sunshine Coast.