Everything You Need To Know About Maintaining Commercial Epoxy Flooring

If your business's new retail space has an epoxy floor, then you must know how to properly care for it. Thankfully, epoxy flooring is very durable and low-maintenance even in very high-traffic areas. However, low maintenance does not mean your floor doesn't need any maintenance at all!

To ensure your commercial epoxy floors stay looking as amazing as the day they were installed, here's everything you need to know:

Be Proactive About Preventing Dust and Dirt from Entering Your Space 

Over time, dirt, dust, and sand can wear down epoxy flooring and make it look scratched and worn. The easiest way to prevent this is to be proactive and place carpet mats just outside and inside of all exterior doors. The mats will collect the contaminates before they can get onto the epoxy floors.

Clean Up Liquid Spills Immediately

While spilling water or other liquids onto the epoxy floor won't damage them, letting liquids sit on the surface for an extended period can. For this reason, if you spill water, paint, chemicals, or drinks on the floor, take a moment to clean them up with a paper towel. Follow up with some warm water to ensure the surface is clean.

Sweep Epoxy Flooring Daily 

Since dirt that gets into your retail space can damage the floor as people walk across it or heavy inventory is moved around, the floors should be swept daily.

Always Use the Proper Cleaning Tools and Supplies on Epoxy Floors

Although epoxy flooring is hard and durable, it can be damaged by many things. For this reason, you should always mop them with either a microfiber or sponge mop. If there are stains to remove, use a soft deck brush.

Never clean epoxy floors with any of the following:

  • abrasive brushes or scrubbing pads
  • abrasive cleaners
  • harsh chemicals 
  • citrus-based cleaners
  • vinegar-based cleaners

You should also avoid using soap products on epoxy flooring. Soap will leave a film on the floors that dull the shine, makes unsightly streaks, and will make the floors slippery. If you need to use a cleaner to remove a tough stain, then mix a small amount of ammonia in a bucket of hot water and use it to mop the floor.

Have Damaged Epoxy Floors Professionally Repaired ASAP

In conclusion, it is important to note that while epoxy flooring is very durable, it can be damaged. Each time you clean the floor, keep an eye out for cuts, gouges, scratches, or stains. If you find any damage, then you must have the floor professionally repaired as soon as possible. Quick attention always makes the repair easier and cheaper than waiting for the problem to get worse.

To learn more about epoxy flooring, contact a company like Tillotson Enterprise Inc.