The Proper Cleaning Methods for Professional-Grade Epoxy Flooring
You recently installed a brand new epoxy flooring system, and it looks amazing. It sparkles magnificently and draws your attention when you enter the room. However, you want to ensure that your floor remains that way for years to come. That’s why it’s important to establish a weekly cleaning schedule.
You also want to learn about the procedures that go into maintaining an epoxy flooring system. We want to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how you should go about the cleaning process.
Choosing the Right Cleaner for Epoxy Floors
When it comes to general cleaning, we recommend that you go with pH-neutral floor detergents or all-purpose cleaners. Certain soap-based cleaners can dull your floor and ruin its appearance. We advise that you test out the cleaner beforehand to determine if it is adequate for your floor. If the cleaner is modifying the appearance of your floor in some way, then avoid using it.
You should sweep and mop your floors regularly if you want to ensure that they are free of dirt, grime and different types of debris. However, certain areas will contaminate a lot more frequently than others. You will then need to scrub those areas by hand or use a soft-bristled broom. Make sure that you are not overdoing it when you are cleaning the area.
Major stains are often challenging to remove no matter your flooring system. Minor stains, however, usually only require light scrubbing with epoxy floor coatings. We strongly advise that you avoid using acidic and abrasive cleaners when removing any stains. They will likely scratch and mar the surface of your floor. Citrus and vinegar in particular can be detrimental when it comes to professional-grade epoxy.
Oils and Chemicals
Fluids leaking from vehicles and machines will end up on the floor, causing irreparable damage to your floor. These types of fluids include antifreeze, oil, gasoline, and other harsh chemical compounds. When something spills onto the floor, you should clean it up immediately. If you wait too long, then the damage will eventually set in.
We also advise that you try your best to limit the amount of chemicals and fluids that come in contact with your floor. And when spills do occur, make sure you are cleaning up the mess as quickly as you can. Also, you should be using rags or paper towels to wipe up and dispose of any fluids. You can apply these same principles to cleaning up household chemicals, paints, cleaners, fertilizer, and a lot more!
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Is your epoxy flooring system showing signs of erosion and deterioration? Call us today and we can provide you with reliable repair and resurfacing solutions. Our goal is to provide the entire city of St. Paul with affordable and hassle-free flooring services. We can also install a brand new epoxy overlay for your home or business.