If you already have epoxy flooring or are thinking about it, then you know how easy it is to maintain. Just in case you need a refresher or want some tips, here are the top five ways to best clean epoxy flooring and keep your floor looking as good as new.
Epoxy flooring is easy to maintain by keeping dirt and debris off of it through regular sweeping. A broom that has a soft bristle or even a clue commercial dust mop is perfect for sweeping up dirt, sand, debris, and other elements like dust, wood shavings, and trash that mess up your floor.
Just like you sweep up your kitchen floor or walkway, sweeping your epoxy flooring helps keep it clean and free from debris.
Another way to clean up your epoxy flooring is by mopping it with a little bit of dish soap and water. Simply add about a 1/3 cup of dish soap to a bucket of water then according to Do It Yourself:
- Soak your mop in the bucket, and mop your floor. Make sure to cover the entire floor. Using a mop made from a synthetic fabric such as rayon is the best choice. A mop made from natural fibers can get stuck on your epoxy floor coating and leave bits of itself behind, which can lead to problems in the future.
Some cleaning tips do not suggest using soap simply because it can leave a haze but with plenty of rinsing and care, soap will work just fine on your epoxy flooring.
Removing stains is easier by first deciding how long the stain has been there. For stains that are large or have been sitting for a while, mix up a solution of ammonia and water. The correct recipe is 4 or 5 ounces of ammonia per gallon of water. Now it is easy to simply mop the stain with your cleaning solution and wait for your floor to dry. This solution should remove any stains that cannot be removed by a simple soap and water mop job.
These are the easiest to clean because all you need to do when it comes to minor spills is to wipe them up with a clean cloth or a paper towel. If they are large spills, refer to the stain removal area of the article because they may need extra care to remove. But a small spill on your epoxy flooring? Just wipe it up and you’re all set.
Do This Not That
There are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning your epoxy flooring:
- Do not use acid-based cleaners like vinegar, citrus, etc
- Stay away from abrasive cleaners like Ajax or Comet
- Use pads whenever possible such as mouse pads under motorcycle jacks, welcome mats, or welding pads when appropriate
- Hot water and a deck brush help remove hazy films left by winter road pre-treatment compounds
- Sometimes just a simple rinse and squeegee works well to clean your epoxy flooring
As you can see, epoxy flooring is quite easy to maintain and keep looking as clean as new. Just a few simple tips are all you need to know how to make sure your flooring looks as good as the day it was installed.
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