Epoxy Floor Care
To maintain your epoxy floor, you should avoid:
- Chemical spillage (strong solvents, paint strippers, battery acid, brake fluid); in case of accidental spillage, wash immediately with plenty of water.
- Accumulated dirt and sands
- Prolonged standing water, particularly near the edges
- Dragging sharp objects
- Severe impact from heavy objects
- Direct sunlight would discolor the epoxy coating by nature
To maintain your epoxy floor, you should:
- Sweep or dry mop any dust, dirt or debris from your epoxy floor frequently. Even though epoxy is a durable material, small bits of dirt can become embedded in the epoxy if not removed properly and frequently.
- Mix an all-purpose cleaning product such as Pine-Sol or Mr. Clean and mix it according to manufacturer’s directions in a bucket with warm (never hot) water. Scrub the floor as needed with a sponge mop or string mop.
Rinse the floor thoroughly after washing. This is imperative to cleaning an epoxy floor. Empty the bucket of soapy water and rinse it clean. Rinse the mop head clean as well. Fill the bucket with clean water and rinse the floor well. Repeat the process until you no longer see any suds or soap residue on the floor.
- Keep moisture away from your epoxy floors. Clean up spills immediately. Replace moisture stripping on doors and windows to prevent unnecessary moisture. Excess moisture may cause the epoxy finish to bubble, which may result in destroying the finish as well as the floor underneath.