In terms of daily maintenance, epoxy floors are quite discreet. They don't need much, but daily sweeping and mopping should be part of the cleaning routine. By eliminating the presence of small particles, you'll keep the floor scratch-free and reduce wear and tear. Soap-based floor cleaners leave a haze on the epoxy floor that builds up over time.
Epoxy floors don't need soap or warm water, and a good mop or brush for scrubbing covers should be fine. If you need extra cleaning power, use something like a mild soap to help with the heaviest spills. If for some reason you find strong stains and marks, you'll have to scrub a little. Take a kitchen sponge and warm water and then scrub the stain, avoiding the surroundings as much as possible.
If the stain is persistent, it may be tempting to use steel wool, but don't. Steel wool is too abrasive for epoxy floors. Also for the same reason, avoid an aggressive chemical such as a comet. Avoid vinegar and citrus cleaners because they can break down the chemical compound in epoxy floors, often causing wear and tear.
For the regular cleaning of your epoxy floor, a simple mop will work wonders. Applying the mop once a week is the best way to clean epoxy floors and accumulate strangling dust or dirt. If you want, you can also use a hose to wash all the floor and then use a squeegee to absorb the debris. Every three to four months it may be necessary to scrub more vigorously to obtain a clean epoxy floor.
This is especially the case when your flat is heavily trafficked by vehicles or machinery. You'll need a hard foam mop, as a thread mop will leave marks and won't clean epoxy floors as efficiently. If your floor is exposed to outdoor elements, such as rain, sleet, or snow, be sure to clean it vigorously at least once a month. For epoxy garage floor coverings that withstand a lot of traffic and dirt, it's a good idea to clean the floor thoroughly once every 3 or 4 months.
This really shouldn't be necessary, unless you're dealing with a cleaning disaster or a worn-out, lower-quality epoxy floor that has a lot of scratches that allow dirt to get embedded. If you want a clean epoxy floor, stick with the monthly buildup and you'll never get to the point where you need to completely replace your epoxy floor. In areas where machinery and other large tools are used, a durable epoxy surface is an excellent choice for a floor surface. This is why chemical cleaners such as simple green and ammonia are recommended for cleaning epoxy floors.
These top cleaning tips also apply to polyurea, polyurethane and polyaspartic garage floor coverings. If you have a floor covering with an aggressive non-slip addition or if you don't like dust mops for any particular reason, then a soft-bristled broom works well. The first reason is that epoxy floors can be installed anywhere there is concrete to make the concrete surface more durable and durable. Soapy cleaners also have the potential to leave marks on the floor and will increase the likelihood that the floor will become slippery when wet.
If you're not sure what floor covering you have, contact the industry experts at Paradigm Concrete Finishes for help. Epoxy floors are an excellent floor covering option for multiple industrial or light residential applications.