A lot has been said about epoxy flooring and how it’s the perfect flooring option for offices and homes.
One of the major reasons why epoxy is so commonly used in homes is because it’s durable and easy to maintain. Epoxy flooring is non-porous therefore the chances of water damage are minimal as liquids cannot pass through the floor. Furthermore, it’s easy to clean as it can be cleaned with just a wet mop.
In spite of all the benefits, epoxy flooring is not invulnerable. You still need to keep it well-maintained. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which you can ensure that:
After epoxy flooring is installed, you’ll need to wait for some time before you can walk on it. The floor needs to be completely cured before anyone can walk on it to avoid foot impressions.
The time it takes for the floor to be cured varies. If the temperature of the room is around 20 degrees, you’ll have to wait for 24 hours before the floor is cured. Similarly, if the temperature of the room is 8 degrees, it’ll take 2 days for the floor to be cured.
You’ll also have to wait for some time before you are able to wash the floor.
Cleaning the Floor
Regularly cleaning the floor will ensure that the floor continues to maintain its appearance. The best part is that you can ensure a spotless surface simply by using dishwashing liquid diluted with water.
If it’s a large area, you can use the washer machine to get the job done. You can also use the machine to scrub clean the area. Just make sure that the brushes used in the process have soft bristles.
In case of a stain, try to remove it first by applying a mild surface cleaner. Use stronger agents only if the stain doesn’t go. When using stronger agents, make sure that you’re wearing protective gear that protects your eyes and your hands.
Use polymer gaze or wax polishes to polish the floor. The polish protects the floor from scratches. Alternate products like vodka-based wax and linoleum floor wax can also be used for cleaning the floor.
In case the floor is seriously damaged, get in touch with professionals that deal specifically in epoxy flooring. Make sure you don’t ignore these problems because they tend to get worse over time. Contact us at 270-793-9069 to learn more.