Epoxy floors offer a polished, durable foundation for both commercial buildings and private dwellings. There are multitudes of epoxy floor coating benefits for industrial purposes. While epoxy is tough, it isn’t indestructible.
Investing time to keep your epoxy floors clean can save you the trouble of getting a new coat and will allow you to enjoy its neat gloss for a longer time. To keep your floors looking and functioning their best, here are four easy tips for maintaining your epoxy floor coating.
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 advise giving an epoxy floor a good sweep every day to keep the dirt under control. Vacuum cleaning or hoovering is also suitable and recommended for maintaining epoxy floors.
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. Alternatively, consider placing mats or some other surface coverage over such areas.
Although the epoxy coating is resistant to water, it is crucial to clean up various spills without delay. Concrete is porous, so it stains easily, but the 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.
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 and increase the lifespan of the coating. 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. Choose in favor of soft mops, preferably of microfiber.
Note that floor cleaners that are soap-based aren’t the best choice for epoxy. If you do opt for using soap, make sure that it is soft. Otherwise, you can end up damaging the surface.
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. PPD Painting has the expertise to install and service epoxy-coated floors. Contact us today to learn more about this attractive, versatile, and durable flooring option.
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