Keeping Epoxy Flooring Clean is Easy

GREEN THUMB LOCAL
April 24, 2020

Epoxy flooring is a superb option in garage flooring. It has a gorgeous shine that will last for years with a minimal amount of maintenance. Today, we’re going to talk about how a homeowner can keep their epoxy floor clean and beautiful. 

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Easy care

A great virtue of an epoxy floor is that it doesn’t stain.  Because it is high shine, it also cleans well with just a few tools and techniques. It will need some attention because it’s flooring; tires and people’s shoes are dirty (Plus, that whole gravity thing means everything falls.) But, epoxy flooring is effortless to clean, and it stays clean for a long time.

One of the elements of caring for epoxy flooring is the relative ease of cleaning drips and spills. A spill can be wiped up quickly because they don’t penetrate the epoxy unless they’re allowed to sit, which will damage the surface. A rag or paper towel will wipe up most spills. If there is a bit of residue, a little window cleaner will take care of it. Since epoxy is cured, it isn’t prone to chipping or flaking. https://www.windex.com/en-us

Minimal tools

The standard tool to care for an epoxy floor is a dust mop to keep surface dirt at bay. A big rectangular dust mop is the one used by most businesses and homeowners. If you have anti-slip texture, use a soft push broom brush. This website will tell you how to choose and use one which best suits the area. A push broom will also work.

Light mopping

Periodically, the epoxy flooring should be cleaned with a wet mop. Move any clutter or items out of the way before beginning—also, dust or sweep before mopping. Most people use a hard foam (sponge) or microfiber mop. The mop can be industrial or residential in size and should be rinsed frequently. A small amount (4 oz.) of ammonia or Simple Green per gallon of hot water will keep it looking its best. Do not overuse cleaning products as they can leave a residue. Use two buckets: one with the cleaning solution and one with hot rinse water.  Towel dry if needed.

Problem situations

Floors may have expansion cracks or other anomalies that collect dirt that can’t be quickly picked up with the dust mop. Periodically use the hose attachment for a vacuum or a wet/dry vac in such situations.  If a vacuum isn’t practical, a whisk broom will work. 

These few tips are all that is necessary to maintain the epoxy surface. If you have questions, contact your epoxy installation professional. Keeping your epoxy floor clean is easy, and doing so will help retain the beautiful shine and make it last for years to come.

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