When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.
After your floor was coated with epoxy, you more than likely admired its gleaming appearance. When flooring is coated in a workplace like a garage, properly cleaning and maintaining your floor is the only way to keep it looking new. While flooring in a place like a garage may seem impossible to keep clean, you should know that most epoxy floor coatings are easily cared for and will remain looking new with proper attention. Follow these tips for cleaning and maintaining your epoxy-coated flooring.
Cleaning Fluids From Vehicles Off Your Epoxy Floor
In an auto garage, you more than likely have several fluids from your customer's cars on your flooring. Taking care to wipe up fluids from cars with paper towels or a soft cloth is important. Be sure to wipe up all fluids every day to prevent staining. Some fluids may have additives that can cause erosion in your epoxy coating. However, by wiping up vehicle fluids as soon as they are spilled or leaked onto the floor, you should never have a problem with your floor's shine.
Keeping Up With Daily Care Routines
How you clean and care for your flooring every day matters a great deal to its appearance. When it comes to sweeping, using a soft-bristled broom or a washable dust mop is best to avoid causing abrasion. You will need to sweep your floors every day to avoid debris causing abrasive cuts and dents into the top layer of epoxy coating. If debris is left on your floors, cars being driven on it and people walking on it can cause abrasions that will impact the appearance of your floor.
Mopping With Some Cleaners Can Be Bad For Epoxy-Coated Floors
Acid-based cleaners should never be used on your epoxy-coated garage floors. Using warm water and ammonia is best for removing daily grime. Also, avoid using cleaners that contain soaps because soap will leave behind a film that will build up on your floors. When built-up soap film gets wet, it becomes slick and can cause your mechanics to slip and fall. Using a mixture of ammonia and water is best for cleaning your floors. Always use a sponge mop when cleaning your epoxy flooring.
A clean and shining epoxy floor can give your garage a look of professionalism. Taking the time to invest in its care and proper maintenance is certainly worth it. The money you spend on your flooring is an investment in your business, so maintaining is important to avoid that investment becoming a profit loss.Share
4 October 2016