Not only do epoxy floors provide excellent durability and beauty, they also allow for easy maintenance and cleaning. Unlike carpet, vinyl, and tile flooring, epoxy floors can easily be cleaned with as little as soap and water. This makes epoxy floor coating systems an excellent option for areas both inside and outside your home.
What Are The Best Cleaning Products For Easy Maintenance?
The best products to use to clean your floors are commonly found in most homes. Things like car soaps, simple green, fabuloso, pine sol, etc. are all excellent options. Sometimes water alone will be enough to clean the dirt off the surface. However, if you are looking for a more thorough clean to make your floor look brand new, a wash & wax car soap will both clean and protect your surface.
What Are The Best Cleaning Tools For Easy Maintenance?
A simple mop will be enough to do a general cleaning. If you are looking for a deep clean, scotch brite pads or push brooms can be used in certain areas with more contaminants. A squeegee is a great tool to remove water from your floor, especially if the area does not have a drain. If you are looking to dry the area, microfiber towels are a great way to dry water and remove any extra contaminants. Leaf blowers are a great tool to remove leaves, sticks, and loose dirt.
What To Avoid- Cleaning and Maintenance
Generally epoxy floor coating systems are extremely durable. They can handle most things, with the exception of extremely harsh chemicals and detergents. Harsh chemicals are generally unnecessary and can be potentially harmful to your health. Additionally, detergents can leave behind a cloudy residue that can be a pain to remove. If you’re wondering if a product should be used on your epoxy floor, a general rule of thumb is that any product that can be safely used to clean a car can be used on your floor without any issues.
Other things to avoid are rubber-backed doormats. Over time, the plasticizers in the rubber can react with the concrete. Consequently, this leaves unsightly discoloration in the area that it was placed over. Another thing to look out for is battery acid, which over time can wear down even the strongest coating systems. It is generally a good idea to place specialized mats underneath cars and/or golf carts that are parked on your floor for an extended period of time. This avoids any potential accidents.
Overall epoxy floor coating systems are extremely durable and forgiving. With few exceptions, you will have little to worry about in terms of cleaning and maintenance. If you clean your floors every couple months, it pays off. Your floor will continue to look as beautiful as it was upon installation.