Epoxy is truly a hard wearing flooring material that can last a long time with very minimal maintenance on your part. In fact, high traffic areas such as school buildings and garages often adopt this stylish flooring due to its reliability and cost effectiveness. Having said that, you will still need to perform some basic maintenance to ensure your floors look good!
1. Most epoxy flooring isn’t going to exhibit any hard signs of wear and tear. Spills can happen to anyone, so it’s best to wipe them up right away with a clean paper towel. On a regular basis, if you see that your flooring isn’t too soiled, a soft bristled broom or a dust mop can work well enough to clean your flooring.
2. What happens with stains and caked on dirt? Hot water and ammonia are the best at cleaning tough stains and dirty floors. Use a hard foam mop to ensure that you’re cleaning the entire surface well and evenly coating the floors in the mixture.
3. You should aim towards avoiding abrasive chemicals that you can generally find in your kitchen. For example, Comet may be good for your bathtub, but it can harm your epoxy coated flooring. A kitchen scrubbing pad and hot water are all you really need to remove rust or other seemingly permanent stains.
4. Never use anything soap-based or acidic on your flooring. It can leave a nasty filmy residue that may be hard to remove. In the off chance that you have accidentally done this, a bristled brush and water can help remove the filmy coating.
5. Use welcome mats and area rugs to help keep high traffic regions in good shape. Though epoxy flooring can last a long time, you also need to exercise some caution when rolling things or moving bulky objects across the scene.
6. If your epoxy flooring is in your garage, know that motorcycle kickstands and other sharp objects can permanently mar the surface of your flooring. Try using a mousepad or foam to put under things that may be causing your flooring harm.
Your flooring is one of your greatest investments as a property owner, but it is also the single most commonly misused item anywhere. You need to exercise caution and carefully consider a cleaning plan that can help prevent further damage to your flooring. Remember: no acidic or abrasive cleaners should be used!