Epoxy Floor Cleaning and Maintenance Commercial/Residential
Epoxy coatings, much like polished concrete, are aesthetically pleasing, long lasting, and usually come with a long life span when installed properly. The most common question we, as well as clients who have had our flooring installed for many years, receive is “How easy is an epoxy coating to clean and maintain?”
The answer is easy and painless in almost every case.
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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Epoxy Coating in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley
Because epoxy coatings are seamless (don’t have any cracks or crevices) and by their very nature repellant to dust, dirt, and are antimicrobial, they make for not only a safer flooring solution but also a cleanlier one.
Whether you have or are interested in applying epoxy to your garage, kitchen, bedroom, or basement, there are a few simple epoxy cleaning rules and methods that will ensure your coating remains beautiful and healthy for years to come.
Here’s a quick overview with a more detailed explanation below:
A few important points:
Cleaning/Mopping your epoxy coating too frequently can cause a thin soapy film to dull the appearance of your floors. If you find this is occurring, use the steps mentioned above to scrub this thin layer off and be sure to clean thoroughly so any left over residue does not appear on other parts of the coating.
Using abrasive/acidic cleaners is absolutely not recommended and can potentially damage your epoxy coating. Using soap based cleaners are also not recommended as they may cause your coating to lose its shine and make for a much more slippery surface especially when wet.
A Protective Barrier
When performing maintenance on a vehicle in your garage, be sure to place a soft mat or towel below any equipment such as a jack that will bear a heavy load as any sharp edges combined with this weight may dig into or scratch your coating.
To sum up, cleaning and maintaining epoxy coatings require a minimal amount of work and in their worst cases, simply need a wet scrubbing with a safe cleaning agent. Depending on foot traffic, some clients find it necessary to clean more frequently than others but in most cases a few times a month to every three or four months is all that is necessary to ensure your epoxy coating remains clean and healthy for many years to come.