Epoxy flooring in Logan, Utah, and the surrounding areas is an excellent choice for garage spaces and various other areas due to its durability, aesthetic appeal, and low maintenance requirements. To ensure your epoxy flooring stays in pristine condition, it’s essential to implement a proper cleaning routine. In this blog post, we’ll dive deeper into maintaining and cleaning your epoxy flooring and provide an actual step-by-step guide to give your residential and/or commercial epoxy flooring more longevity.

Why Cleaning Epoxy Flooring Matters

Epoxy flooring is known for its resistance to stains, chemicals, and general wear and tear. However, to maintain its luster and extend its lifespan, regular cleaning is essential. Dust, dirt, and grime can accumulate over time, dulling the epoxy’s shine and potentially causing slip hazards in high-traffic areas.

Cleaning Supplies You’ll Need

Before you begin cleaning your epoxy flooring, gather the necessary supplies:

  1. A soft-bristle broom or dust mop
  2. A bucket of warm water
  3. A pH-balanced epoxy floor cleaner (avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners)
  4. A mop with a microfiber or soft foam head
  5. A squeegee or soft towels for drying

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

Dust Removal: Start by sweeping or using a dust mop to remove loose dirt and debris from the surface. Regular dust removal prevents scratching during the cleaning process.

Prepare Cleaning Solution: Fill your bucket with warm water and add the recommended amount of pH-balanced epoxy floor cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct dilution ratio.

Mop the Floor: Dip the mop into the cleaning solution, wring it out, and then mop the floor evenly. Avoid using excessive water, as standing water can damage epoxy flooring. A damp mop is sufficient for cleaning.

Scrub as Needed: For stubborn stains or dirt buildup, gently scrub the affected area with a soft brush or microfiber cloth. Avoid using abrasive brushes or scouring pads, as they can scratch the epoxy surface.

Rinse Thoroughly: Empty the bucket, refill it with clean water, and rinse the floor with a clean mop or microfiber cloth to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.

Dry the Floor: To prevent water spots and ensure a streak-free finish, use a squeegee or soft towels to thoroughly dry the epoxy flooring.

Additional Maintenance Tips

Place doormats at entryways to trap dirt and debris before it reaches your epoxy flooring.

Avoid dragging heavy objects or sharp-edged items across the floor to prevent scratches.

Quickly clean up spills to prevent staining, especially in garages where oil and chemicals may be present.

Consider applying a high-quality epoxy floor sealer or finish for added protection and shine every few years.

By following these cleaning and maintenance steps, you can keep your epoxy flooring from Steel Coated Epoxy Floors of Cache Valley looking their best year round! Getting epoxy floors installed is super easy with Steel Coated Epoxy Floors of Cache Valley – get started by contacting us or giving us a call today at (435) 512-1284!