How to Maintain Epoxy Floors
Epoxy floors are a high-performance seamless flooring solution that is designed to resist stains, moisture, microbes, stains, and everyday wear and tear. It is an ideal solution for just about any environment. At Blackrock Industrial, our epoxy floor contractor installs high-quality 100% solids VOC-compliant epoxy flooring with a wide range of finishes to meet your design and space needs. We can help you find the best flooring solution for your space and help you maintain your floors.
Maintain Epoxy Floors
One of the easiest floors to maintain, you can preserve epoxy floors beauty and functionality for years to come with a few simple steps.
1. Remove grit and dirt regularly.
Epoxy is tough, but dirt and grit can etch its surface if it is allowed to remain too long. This is most likely to occur if your floor sees heavy or regular vehicular traffic or heavy foot traffic. Sweep or vacuum your floor regularly to remove all dust, dirt, and grit as needed for the environment. How often you need to sweep depends largely on use: Heavily trafficked areas will need more frequent sweeping or dust mopping than lightly trafficked areas.
2. Mop periodically using the right cleaners.
Mopping is necessary to clean heavily soiled areas, but soap can heave a hazy buildup on epoxy. Instead, use warm water and a mop or deck brush on your floors. If you need an additional cleanser, use those that are soap-free to manage tougher grime and heavy build-up.
3. Spot clean.
Epoxy resists stains, but you might occasionally have spills or messes. Clean them as they happen to avoid having trouble down the road. Use a shop vac to clean up the excess spill, and then go over the area with a damp mop or a hard foam mop and hot water. You can also use a mixture of ammonia and hot water for a deeper clean. For stains, such as rust, use a deck brush and warm water or a kitchen scrub brush. Do not use harsh chemicals, acidic cleaners, or steel wool, which can damage the epoxy.
4. Deep clean in heavily soiled areas.
When your floor becomes heavily soiled, remove all items in that area to better access the floor. Sweep and vacuum the floor to remove dirt and dust. Use a hard foam mop and hot water to clean surface grime followed by a mixture of ammonia and water with two ounces of ammonia per gallon of water for a more thorough clean.
5. Manage chemical spills carefully.
Epoxy is chemical resistant, but you need to manage the chemicals with caution. Wipe up vehicle-related spills cautiously using shop or paper towels and dispose of them according to package directions. Do not allow them to remain on the surface longer than necessary. Clean up household cleaners, paint, and other potentially abrasive liquids immediately using shop towels.
At Blackrock Industrial, our epoxy floor contractor can help you find the best flooring solution for your needs. Contact our team today to learn more about your options or to schedule an appointment with one of our site installation specialists.