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How to Clean Epoxy Floors Properly

Whether it’s for busy commercial kitchen floors with a beautiful sheen, high-performance warehouse flooring or smooth and glossy garage floors, epoxy flooring is always a great choice. Epoxy flooring is the ideal option for a wide variety of spaces including high-traffic home spaces, commercial spaces and industrial buildings because of its long-lasting, durable and easy-to-clean nature.


How to clean epoxy floors

If you’ve been wondering about how to clean an epoxy floor to keep it in tip-top shape, fortunately, it’s quite simple. All you need to do is ensure you routinely clean and maintain the flooring with our simple tips, for flooring that will last and last and maintain its gloss and sheen for years to come. Here are some simple tips on the best ways to clean your epoxy flooring effectively and ensure it lasts.

The Right Gear to Keep Your Epoxy Flooring Looking Great

To keep your epoxy floors, or any type of flooring, clean and help to prolong its’ life, it’s essential to have the right tools for the task. Fortunately, epoxy flooring is low maintenance when it comes to upkeep, so you only need a few quality products to keep it looking tops. For cleaning your epoxy floor you’ll need:

  • Shop Vacuum

  • Dust Mop

  • Warm or Hot Water

  • Soft Dish-washing Sponge

  • Soft Soap or Diluted Ammonia

Four Tips To Effectively Clean Epoxy Flooring

#1 – Keep Your Floors Free of Dirt and Debris

Removing dirt and debris is essential for maintaining your epoxy flooring so as to prevent the dirt from embedding in the epoxy or scratching the epoxy coating over time. This is especially important for high-traffic environments or spaces where machinery or other items are regularly moved across the flooring throughout the day.

To keep your epoxy floor clear of dirt and grime, sweep or vacuum your floor regularly using a soft dust mop or shop vacuum. How often you will need to sweep, or vacuum will depend on how much dirt and debris accumulate on the floor.

#2 – Use the Right Cleaning Agent

Many floor cleaners contain chemicals that are too harsh for epoxy flooring, which can end up damaging the surface of your flooring. Soap-based cleaners also tend to leave streak marks on your epoxy flooring that steals away its shine over time. The best epoxy floor cleaning solution is to use warm or hot water and a mop. For tougher stains, you can use a solution of warm water and a soft soap to get rid of stubborn stains. We recommend that you use the Handy Andy All in 1 floor cleaner.

#3 – Spot Clean As Often As You Need

The water-resistant properties of epoxy flooring make it quick and easy to spot and clean any spills as soon as they happen. So don’t wait until your next routine floor clean to attend to any spills or dirt, as the dirt may embed in or scratch the surface of your epoxy floors. Should you notice an area that requires a spot clean, simply vacuum the spill, and any other dirt, with your shop vacuum and then wipe the area with a mop and warm water.

#4 – Clean Up Chemical Spills Quick

Whether it is paint, engine oil, household cleaner or any other abrasive chemical or liquid that’s spilt on your floor, make sure you clean up the spill quickly as these products can damage the surface of the epoxy flooring. Even when you wipe away these chemicals with paper towels or tissues, you need to properly dispose of them to ensure they don’t sit on the epoxy flooring long enough to damage the surface.

By following our four tips on how to clean an epoxy floor, you can keep your flooring looking fantastic all year long, regardless of how often you use the space or what you use it for.

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FAQs on How To Clean Epoxy Floors

How can I make my epoxy floor shine again?

To make your epoxy floors shine, ensure you regularly clean and maintain the flooring by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to keep it free of dirt and debris that can damage the epoxy coating and steal its shine. After vacuuming or sweeping, mop the floor using hot water and dry thoroughly for floors with a fantastic sheen.

Can you use vinegar to clean epoxy floors?

No, you cannot use vinegar to clean epoxy floors as acid products like vinegar can slowly degloss the epoxy finish.

Can you use dish soap on epoxy floors?

Yes, you can use dish soap to clean epoxy floors. Just ensure you use a small amount when cleaning, like 1/3 of a cup of dish soap in a bucket of warm water, to prevent streak marks on your flooring from the soap residue.

Can you pressure-wash epoxy floors?

Yes, you can pressure-wash your epoxy flooring but it’s not necessary as hot water and a mop will work just fine to effectively clean your epoxy flooring.

Can I use bleach on epoxy floors?

No, you cannot use harsh chemicals like bleach to clean your epoxy floors as it can damage the surface of the epoxy flooring.

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