4 Epoxy Floor Coating Maintenance Hacks
Epoxy floor coatings can transform your dated concrete floors, making them look glossy and sophisticated, rather than drab and dull. Epoxy floor coatings can also protect your floors, prolonging their life and keeping them free of stains and damages. Plus, the coatings make the floors much easier to maintain.
You don’t have to do much to keep your epoxy floor coatings looking good or to prolong their life. Here are four epoxy floor coating maintenance hacks:
Dirt and dust won’t settle into the nooks and crannies of your concrete floors when they are coated with epoxy, which creates a smooth and impenetrable surface. However, even a polished floor can become duller if it has a layer of dirt and dust on it.
To keep your epoxy floors looking great, you need to sweep them regularly. Sweep every day if you can, but if not, a once-weekly schedule should keep your floors looking good. Use a dust mop instead of a broom for optimal results.
Even regular sweeping won’t get all the dirt off your floors. Over time, dust and oils can stick together and form a fine film on your floors, which will dull their shine and make them look dirty. You need to mop the floors regularly to keep that layer from forming and to keep your floors looking great.
Be sure to use a hard foam mop to get the best results for your floors. A string mop, like the ones your parents used to use, will leave streak marks on your floors. Follow up your mop by drying the floors with a squeegee, and you’ll enjoy a gorgeous shine for your efforts.
Clean Spills Immediately
Epoxy coatings may protect your floors from a lot of damage, but they are not invincible. You need to clean up spills immediately to prevent stains from setting in. You don’t want an inadvertent design on your floors. Any colors or patterns should be installed specifically with the stores.
Use a soft cloth to soak up any spills immediately. Then follow up with a rinse. For sticky liquids or those that linger, use a mild cleanser to really clean the area well. Avoid scrubbing. Just use multiple applications and rinses rather than brute force. You want to clean the floors, not damage them.
Use Mild Cleansers
Stronger cleansers may get up spills more quickly and easily, but they can also damage your floors. Some cleansers contain acidic materials, which can etch your floors or discolor them. You should avoid cleansers that contain citrus, as well as those with vinegar, bleach, or ammonia. Any of these can damage your epoxy floor coatings.
Typically, you will only need water and a soft cloth or mop to clean your floors. If you do need a cleanser, you should use something mild that is designed for epoxy floors or tile. You can also use hot water to dissolve sticky or oily residue.
Sticking to a routine maintenance schedule for your epoxy floors will keep them clean and looking beautiful for a long time to come. You don’t need to do much, but even with that little effort, you will make a big impact on your floors. If you have old concrete floors and are thinking of making them over with some epoxy floor coatings, you should keep in mind how easy they are to maintain as a benefit. You’ll also make your floors look more stylish and professional, whether you are making over the floors in your garage or you are creating a unique, more eco-friendly flooring option in your home.
Barefoot Surfaces installs epoxy garage floor coatings in Gilbert and the surrounding area. We offer basic epoxy floor coatings, stained concrete floors, and more. Our options include a variety of colors, patterns, textures, and more. You can create some truly beautiful floors that will be easy to maintain, will be better for the environment, and will stand out from what you’ll find in your neighbors’ homes. If you own a business, epoxy garage floor coatings can make your space look more professional and inviting. Contact us in Gilbert today to talk with one of our epoxy floor coating specialists about your options.
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