Epoxy floors offer a polished, durable foundation for both commercial buildings and private dwellings. While epoxy is tough, it isn’t indestructible. To keep your floors looking and functioning their best, here are four easy tips for maintaining your epoxy floor coating.
- Sweep Often
Dust, scratches, and buildup are enemies of epoxy floors. Fortunately, you can easily combat these if you sweep your floors daily. Professional epoxy coaters generally recommend giving an epoxy floor a good sweep every day to keep dirt under control. If your epoxy floor is in a high-traffic area or industrial site, you may need to sweep more often to prevent damage to your building’s flooring.
- Jump on Stains
Concrete is porous, so it stains easily. Epoxy coating seals pores, making concrete resistant to staining. Still, it does not make your floors impervious to damage. If you spill anything on your epoxy floor coating, be sure you clean the stain immediately. Then, check to see if the substance has damaged the coating. If it has, work with a professional coater to reseal the tarnished area.
- Mop Regularly
It isn’t difficult to clean epoxy-coated floors. With a mild water and ammonia solution, you can likely remove everyday grime from your flooring. Before you mop epoxy floors, however, be sure you test a small area to see how it will react to the cleaning agent you choose to use.
- Use Protective Items
Finally, to keep your epoxy floor in great shape, be careful about any items you place on it. If you have heavy machinery or furniture, you may choose to use a protective mat. Likewise, if your flooring is susceptible to high heat, flames, or chemicals, be sure you place a protective layer between the source and the floor.
By following these four simple tips, you should be able to keep your epoxy floors looking great and functioning optimally. Precision Painting and Decorating has the expertise to install and service epoxy-coated floors. Contact us today to learn more about this attractive, versatile, and durable flooring option.