At Artistic Concrete Designs, we offer over 100 colors as well as coatings for added durability on epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring is a popular option for flooring for industrial, commercial, and residential properties due to its aesthetics, resistance, and low maintenance. Low maintenance does not mean maintenance-free, however. As resilient as epoxy is, dirt and stains can cause the coating to lose its gloss and shine. In this article, we will go over some tips on how to keep your epoxy garage floor in tip-top condition. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with the professional concrete contractors at Artistic Concrete Designs, then just give us a call or send us a message. We would love to help.
What Is Epoxy?
Epoxy coating is a chemical mixture of two primary components: epoxy resin and hardener. This concoction is chemically engineered to provide durability and resilience against impact, stains, and slippage. Of course, the sturdiness of the coating will depend on how thickly it is applied and installed. Professionally installed epoxy coating from the experts at Artistic Concrete Designs can withstand up to 20,000 PSI and maybe more! This resistance makes it a great choice for areas such as garages that are susceptible to impact.
The most common maintenance task for your epoxy flooring will be dust mopping. Because your floors will usually collect dust and dirt, it is a good idea to use a dust mop once or twice a week to keep the floor clean. If your epoxy flooring has an anti-slip coating, then a soft bristle broom is also a great option.
Spills and Leaks
Epoxy floors are generally spill resistant, not allowing liquids to infiltrate its surface. Spot cleaning spills and fluids from vehicles can be done quickly with a paper towel, soft towel, or rag. Windex works well to remove the spill’s film.
Heavy Duty Cleaning
If your epoxy garage flooring sees a lot of traffic, then you will want to give the area a good scrubbing once every three months. Though string mops are popular, we recommend that you use a hard foam mop or microfiber mop. String mops don’t scrub very well, and they tend to leave streaks.
Next up is cleaning solutions. We do not recommend citrus cleaners, vinegar, and other cleaners with acids that can degrade the glossy finish of the epoxy. Cleaners with soap in them are also not advised because they tend to leave a hazy film and streak marks on the surface of the epoxy. Instead, we recommend a mixture of ½ cup of ammonia in a gallon of hot water. Apply this mixture using a hard foam mop.
Windex is also a great solution. Mix a solution of 1 part Windex to 3 parts water. The chemicals in Windex are wonderful because they do not leave a film on the epoxy coating.
Call the Professionals
If you need professional assistance with your epoxy flooring, then call the concrete contractors at Artistic Concrete Designs to schedule an appointment or consult with a professional. We look forward to your call.