How do I clean my floor after installation?
Coated floors look immaculate right after being installed, but it’s still a floor and it will get dirty. For everyday cleaning of loose dirt and debris, simply sweep the floor with a soft bristle broom or use a shop vac with a soft brush attachment. You can mop the floor with a mix of ammonia and hot water (half cup of ammonia to 1 gallon of hot water). Simple Green with water is also acceptable for mopping heavily soiled floors (half cup of Simple Green to 1 gallon of hot water). Clean spills, especially chemicals, immediately. Windex also works well as a spot cleaner (1 part Windex to 3 parts water). The ratios of mixing solutions for cleaning are important so that a film or haziness is not left on the floor.
DO NOT USE: Acid-based cleaners (vinegar or citrus), bleach-based cleaners (Comet or Ajax), Murphy Oil Soap, anything abrasive or with pumice, sanders or scrubbers with aggressive pads.
How do I maintain my floor?
Maintaining your floor is more about what not to do, rather than what to do. Cleaning your floor as mentioned above is really all you need to do in order to maintain a coated floor. Coated floors are extremely durable, but not indestructible. Do not chop wood or cut anything with a razor/knife on surface of floor. If using a car jack, jack stands, or anything that puts extreme weight on small focal points, put something underneath like rubber mats that can protect the surface. Put a computer mouse pad under motorcycle kickstands. Avoid sliding/dragging anything heavy, sharp or abrasive across a coated floor. If doing any type of welding on floor, be sure to use welding mats to repel sparks and/or hot metal shards as they will burn the floor.
When can I use the floor after installation?
Cure times will vary, depending on products used. It can actually take 7-14 days for a full cure of some materials, but that does not mean the coatings are not dry to the touch or able to be walked on. 24 hours after installation, you are able to walk on your floor and move light objects back on it. A minimum of 72 hours is needed to move heavy objects back on and park vehicles.
What are the benefits of epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring has become increasingly popular among homeowners, businesses, and industrial properties. It’s durable, easy-to-clean and aesthetically pleasing surface has made it an attractive choice for most buyers. There are many benefits that make epoxy flooring a smart choice in most settings. Let’s look at some of the advantages of epoxy flooring and explain why it should be considered a viable option for different locations.
First, epoxy flooring is highly resistant to spills, stains, and chemical damage. Because it is a chemical-resistant flooring material that creates a hard, non-porous surface, spills are not likely to penetrate the surface and cause staining, discoloring, or other damage. This makes it ideal for business, commercial, and industrial locations that need a flooring option with strong durability and resistance.
Second, epoxy flooring is extremely easy to clean and maintain. Unlike many other flooring materials, epoxy does not require waxing or other frequent deep cleaning, and instead only needs to be mopped and wiped with a damp mop or cloth. This makes it an ideal choice for areas that need frequent cleaning, such as factories and garages.
Third, epoxy flooring provides a high level of safety. Because it is available in a variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses, it is easy to create non-slip surfaces that reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls. This can be especially useful in industrial settings, where wet or slippery surfaces can be dangerous.
Finally, epoxy flooring is also economical. It is generally more affordable than other flooring materials, and its long-term durability means that it can last for many years without needing costly replacements or repairs.
In conclusion, there are many advantages to choosing epoxy flooring for commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Its strong, chemical-resistant and easy-to-clean surface makes it an ideal choice while its safety and affordability make it cost-effective with long-term value.