Tips for Maintaining your Epoxy Floor and Increasing its Lifespan
Epoxy floors are versatile and durable, and maintaining them is easy too. Regardless of where your epoxy floors are installed, whether in your garage, living area, an industrial environment or commercial centre, epoxy floors can be cared for with the right expertise and tools. Moreover, maintaining your epoxy floors is essential to maintain their shine and prolong their lifespan.
Here are a few quick tips to help you maximize the lifespan of your epoxy floors:
Keep the surface dirt-free
While epoxy floors are tough, they will start to show signs of scratches if not maintained regularly. Dirt and grit tend to embed themselves, making your floors look damaged over time. Avoid soap-based cleaners as they tend to leave a haze on the floors. Warm water and a good scrub will do the job. You can even use a vacuum with a soft brush once a week to clean out the debris that can easily get embedded in the floor.
Beware of chemical cleaners
Avoid using solutions with citrus, acids or vinegar when cleaning your epoxy floors, as they tend to strip the floors of their gloss. Diluted ammonia makes for an ideal solution to clean epoxy floors. You can make your ammonia solution home by mixing a half cup of ammonia with a gallon of hot water. However, we recommend consulting a quality service provider such as Concrete Epoxy 101 to do the job and get it right.
Remove stubborn stains
Believe it or not, a soft scrubbing brush or pad is all you need to get the job done. Avoid scrubbing harshly or using an abrasive brush as it can leave scratches on your epoxy floors. Rust stains too can be gently removed with a kitchen brush. Use any of these tools and warm water to scrub off any stains.
Clean up the chemicals
Whether oil spills or spilled gas, these can damage your epoxy floors if allowed to sit for long. Tend to these chemicals as soon as possible with shop towels or paper towels. Paint or other household chemicals too should be tended to immediately as and when the spill occurs.
Tools to tidy up
There are certain tools to help you regularly maintain your epoxy floors.
- Floor sander – This will help speed up the process of getting rid of dirt and grit
- Floor grinder – Much like a floor sander, a floor grinder works with water to rid your floor of damaging material/chemicals
- Wall shields – These are to protect you from electrical cords or outlets in the areas
If you still have questions regarding the maintenance of your epoxy floors, our experts at Concrete Epoxy 101 are here to walk you through any of the processes.
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