A Simple Guide To Keeping Epoxy Floors Clean

One of the greatest benefits of epoxy flooring is that maintenance of it is extremely simple, and that includes cleaning it. In fact, other than cleaning, epoxy floors require not much else to be done to them due to them being so robust and durable. Nevertheless, as we said, they do need to be cleaned, so here is our simple guide to cleaning epoxy floors.

Cleaning Spillages and Drips

As you may know, epoxy floor coatings are resistant to damage caused by spillages, and that includes liquids such as solvents, oil, and chemicals. That being said, it does mean that if something is spilled onto an epoxy floor that it can simply be left there. For a start, there is the danger that someone walking by may slip on the spill and receive a serious injury.

To do so, all you need is a soft cloth, a mop, or absorbent paper to soak it up and wipe it away. If there are any marks or residue left behind, then use a soft cloth and some floor detergent to get rid of them.

Tyre Marks

Epoxy floor coating is one of the most popular floor surfaces for car showrooms and garages thanks to its durability and hard-wearing attributes. As well as it being easy to wipe up oil spillages, removing tyre and track marks from epoxy floors is also a lot easier than it is from many other floor surfaces.

You will need a bucket, rubber gloves, 2 tablespoons of dish detergent, and a melamine sponge. First, fill the bucket with around 1 gallon of warm water, and then mix in the dish detergent. Once the water and detergent are mixed, pour some of it onto where the tyre marks are located, and leave it there for up to 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes have elapsed, scrub the marks using the melamine sponge. This should lift any tread which has been laid. Once the mark has been removed, mop the area with fresh water and then allow the area to dry.

Routine Cleaning

Every three or four months, you should vacuum your epoxy floor across as much of its surface as you can. This may mean moving some items out of the way, such as shelves and storage boxes. After you have finished vacuuming, you should then mop the epoxy floor using warm water and then allow it to dry for 2 hours before placing the items which had been removed back into position.

Other Suggestions To Keep Epoxy Floors Clean

Most of the advice we have given so far about cleaning epoxy floors relates to cleaning after marks and spillages have already occurred. In the spirit of ‘prevention is better than the cure’, here are simple tips on how you can stop marks etc. happening in the first place.

Use Parking Mats: If your car is parked in the same position within your garage every night, place parking mats where each tyre normally sits to reduce tyre marks.

Use Racking And Shelves: The fewer items which have to sit on an epoxy floor, the less chance there is of it being marked. To this end, having items such as tools and bicycles off the floor and sitting on racks and shelves helps enormously.

Lay Down Cardboard: If you are working in your garage, lay down flattened cardboard boxes on the floor in the area you are working to help protect the epoxy floor underneath.