Have you decided to transform a concrete surface, such as a garage floor, by covering it with epoxy? If so, it will help to know the following tips on how to keep your epoxy flooring clean so that it will last a long time.
Sweep Off The Debris
The first step is to get rid of all the loose debris on the floor. This can be done by sweeping the floor with a broom or even using a leaf blower to push the debris out of the space. This will help ensure that you are not picking up any loose dirt during the rest of the floor cleaning process.
Spot Clean Small Stains
There may be areas of the epoxy flooring that have small stains on them, such as where a fluid leaked out of your vehicle and settled on the floor. The best way to treat these areas is to simply mop the stain with clean water. You don't want to use harsh cleaning solutions on an epoxy floor, and you may be surprised at what comes off the surface by simply using a mop with clean water.
Use A Degreaser For Big Stains
For significant stains on your floor that cause discoloration, you'll want to use a degreaser and a bristle brush to clean the surface. For example, Simple Green is a commonly used degreaser that will not use harsh chemicals and damage the floor.
You'll start by getting the floor wet so that you are not working with a completely dry floor, which can be done by running a hose across the surface. You want to push out any of the dirt on the floor that will come off by just using water.
Then you should pour the cleaning solution on the floor so that it starts covering the surface. You can use your bristle brush to scrub the floor and get rid of any of those stains that are deep in the epoxy's top coat and hard to remove.
Rinse With Clean Water
Once you are finished, you can rinse off the cleaning solution once again by using a hose with clean water. You can then use a squeegee to push off any remaining water on the floor so that it can dry faster. Then let the floor air dry, and you'll have a very clean floor that hopefully looks as good as the day it was installed.
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