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Epoxy floor finishes, when installed correctly, are completely seamless. Their non-porous, solid finish makes cleaning an epoxy floor easier than any other surface. This makes epoxy flooring a dream for contractors and business owners alike. In this article, we will discuss the best cleaning practices for epoxy floors.
Cleanings should be performed regularly with an epoxy floor, especially if it’s installed in a sanitary space like a commercial kitchen. Luckily, epoxy floors are so easy to clean!
Tools You Need for Cleaning an Epoxy Floor
Epoxy is one of the most popular flooring solutions on the market right now. Not only does it look amazing, but maintenance is so easy. Cleaning an epoxy floor is incredibly simple because of its sleek, non-porous finish. All you need to perform regular cleanings are these tools:
- Mop and/or Microfiber Cleaning Pad. We sell Cotton Mop Heads that we trust to clean your epoxy floors, as well as a Microfiber Floor Care Kit if you want to treat your floors.
- Bucket of Warm Water
- Mild dish soap
- Vacuum with a Soft Brush attachment
- If you want to be exhaustive with your cleaning, we also recommend using the Simix Multi-Surface Ceramic Coatings cleaner.
With the help of these tools, you can ensure that no grime, bacteria or dust collects on your floor!
Cleaning an Epoxy Floor
There are a few basic things you need to keep in mind when cleaning an epoxy floor. You should always use a soft, preferably microfiber, dry cloth to wipe up any spills and dirt when you see them. While epoxy is an incredibly strong surface, you should still avoid using harsh chemicals on its surface. Also remember to rinse thoroughly with water after cleaning.
Step-by-Step: Cleaning an Epoxy Floor
- Start by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to remove any loose dirt or debris.
- Fill a bucket with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. If you’re using the Simix Multi-Surface cleaner, then you can use it here instead of mopping.
- Dip your mop into the soapy water and wring it out so that it is only slightly damp.
- Mop the floor, working in small sections and making sure to rinse the mop often in clean water.
- Once you have mopped the entire floor, rinse it with clean water to remove any soap residue.
- Allow the floor to air dry,use a soft, dry cloth, or use a Microfiber Pad attachment to buff it dry.
Preventing Damage to Epoxy Floors
The best way to clean a floor is to prevent having to clean it in the first place. Epoxy is your ally in that fight inherently due to its non-porous, seamless finish. There are a few extra things you can do to prevent damage to epoxy floors:
- Use mats or rugs at entryways to catch dirt and debris.
- Place mats or rugs under furniture to avoid scratches when moving.
- Wipe up spills immediately, don’t let them set in. Especially oil or other harsh chemicals.
- Avoid walking on epoxy floors with high heels or other sharp objects.
Epoxy is an incredibly strong surface, and can certainly take the foot & vehicle traffic you throw at it. If you want to keep your floors as flawless and sleek as the day they were installed, though, you might want to follow these tips!
Learn How To Clean & Install Epoxy Floors
Cleaning is only half the battle if you’re a flooring contractor. Learn how to prevent dirt and bacteria collection by installing epoxy floors the right way! We offer an Epoxy Classes program, where you can learn the fundamentals of working with epoxy from professionals. In the 5 day course, we cover:
- Installing epoxy floors using best practices
- How to clean and maintain epoxy floors
- How to market your flooring business
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Epoxy flooring is easy to keep clean when you follow these simple tips. For more stubborn stains or marks, there are a variety of commercial cleaners available that can be used safely on epoxy floors. Epoxy floors help you clean them, not fight against you. Keep your floors clean and sleek with the help of this guide today!
If you have any additional questions about epoxy maintenance, cleaning, or anything epoxy related, call our specialists at (954) 287-3797. If you’re looking for resources and materials to clean or install epoxy floors, we offer competitive prices on our EpoxyETC online store.