28th February 2024 | Epoxy Flooring

One of the best features of epoxy flooring is just how easy it is to clean and maintain. Our helpful cleaning guide is full of tips and tricks to help you ensure your epoxy floor looks and feels great for many years to come.

The Basics of Epoxy Floor Care

With its tough and high-gloss surface, it doesn’t take much to keep your epoxy flooring as shiny as it was on the day it was installed. Epoxy resin floors are highly durable, even in high-traffic environments like warehouses, commercial kitchens, mechanical workshops and gyms. As happens with all flooring, dirt and grime can build up on any epoxy floor – but keeping your floor clean is simple, easy and affordable.

Caring Tip for Epoxy Flooring

The first step in cleaning your epoxy flooring is to give it a quick vacuum or sweep using a soft-bristled broom. Abrasive sponges and scouring pads can scratch the floor surface, so avoid those at all costs. If you do encounter a sticky spot, use a round-edged scraper rather than abrasive blades or brushes.

What To Use When Cleaning Epoxy Floors

Warm water with a bit of kitchen detergent is often all you need to remove any built-up dirt or grime. If you happen to notice other bothersome stains, try removing them with warm, soapy water in the first instance. If the stain remains, you can use a solution of diluted ammonia or one of any specialist epoxy floor cleaning solutions on the market. Ensure you adhere to dilution recommendations and don’t put undiluted cleaning chemicals directly onto the floor.

And while epoxy floors are easy to clean, they can be easily damaged if you use the wrong product or technique. A few products you should never apply to your epoxy flooring include acidic cleaning liquids, citrus based cleaners and harsh solvents.

How to Clean Spills on Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is water resistant, so if you do have a water spill, simply dry it up with a mop or some towels. If you spill engine oil, gas, paint or cooking oil on your epoxy floor, the best thing you can do is dry the spill as quickly as you can. If the spill feels sticky, you can use a gentle cleaner like Windex.

Epoxy floors only require regular, gentle cleans. We do not recommend high-pressure washing of an epoxy floor because the additional pressure can cause damage. Using a floor polishing machine is also not recommended. If you notice peeling, bubbling or excessive wear on your epoxy floor, it may be time to consider a recoat.

How to Repair Damaged Epoxy Flooring

If your epoxy flooring has become chipped, damaged or scratched due to using an abrasive cleaner, the best thing to do is call in the experts. We offer an epoxy floor repair service, filling in the chips or cracks with an epoxy filler. The whole surface is then treated to ensure the repaired area doesn’t look or feel any different to the rest. Contact Safecoat Flooring if your existing epoxy floor is damaged or dull. We can help you restore your floors to their former glory.

Still have questions about Epoxy Floors?

If you still want to find out more about maintaining your epoxy floors and the best way to keep them clean, get in touch with us. We have the best solutions for all your flooring needs to keep them looking their best.

When you choose Safecoat Flooring for your epoxy flooring installation, you can trust our expertise with more than fifteen years of industry experience. We will ensure you are happy with the installation and give you plenty of information about cleaning and maintaining your new epoxy floors so that it lasts for years to come. We are based in Melbourne and deliver epoxy floor installs right around the metropolitan area. Contact us on 1800 231 907 or complete our get a quote form to learn more.

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