Before you can clean and shine your epoxy floors, it’s important to know what an epoxy floor is and why you might want one. Epoxy floors are made of two parts: resin and hardener.
When mixed together, these components create a shiny, durable finish that can be used for floors or walls. Epoxy floors are ideal for garages because they’re resistant to chemicals like oil and gas as well as heat from car engines and exhaust systems.
They’re also stain-resistant and easy to clean up after messy projects like oil changes or painting cars (the mess gets stuck in the brush bristles).
If you have an epoxy garage floor or other type of surface that needs some TLC, there are several levels of cleaning available depending on how much wear has been put on the surface—from simply refreshing its appearance all the way up to deep cleaning with heavy-duty equipment like steam cleaners or pressure washers (or both!).
What do you use to clean an epoxy floor?
Epoxy floors are easy to clean. You can use a mop and water or a cleaner. You can also use a degreaser if you’re working on very dirty floors, but be sure not to use too much because it could cause damage.
If you have an industrial flooring company doing the work for you, they’ll likely have their own methods of cleaning that may include pressure washing and special chemicals.
The best way to know how to clean your epoxy floor is by reading the manufacturer’s instructions (if available).
How do you refresh an epoxy floor?
If your epoxy floor has lost its luster or become dull, you can refresh it to get the original shine back. You’ll need to clean and polish the floor before you can restore the shine.
To clean a dull floor:
- Sweep or vacuum
- Using a damp mop, thoroughly clean in straight lines from one corner of your room to another (horizontally) and vertically across from corner to corner (vertically). This will ensure that all areas are cleaned evenly so there aren’t any streaks or smudges left after polishing. You should use warm water and an all-purpose cleaner or soap with a pH level of around 8; avoid using cleaners that are high alkaline as they may affect your epoxy’s finish over time.
- Use a squeegee on your mopped area—this will remove excess water without leaving any streaks behind on the surface of your flooring material itself! If this doesn’t work well enough for you, try using cotton cloths instead–they’re gentler but just as effective when cleaning up spills!
How do you deep clean an epoxy floor?
- Clean the floor of all dirt, debris, and dust. Use a mop and bucket with warm water and a neutral PH cleaner to clean the floor. Make sure you get into those hard-to-reach areas where dirt tends to collect around door frames and baseboards.
- If stubborn stains remain once you have washed the epoxy, use a scrub brush or sponge on them before rinsing with clean water.* Rinse the floor with clean water until all traces of soap have been removed.* Dry your epoxy with a lint-free cloth.
Can you use Swiffer on epoxy floor?
Yes! An Epoxy floor is made out of polyurethane and comes in a variety of colors. It is easy to clean with a Swiffer because it does not contain any grit or particles that can scratch the floor.
If you’re using a wet mop, be sure to rinse it well so that all excess water is removed before applying it to your finished surface. If you’re using your dry dusters, make sure they are free from any dirt or dust; otherwise, they will stick to the surface and leave streaks behind as they are dragged across the surface area.
How can I make my epoxy floor shine again?
You can use a floor scrubber, mop, microfiber mop, wet dry vacuum, or shop vac. You can also use a cloth or buffer or buffing machine or floor polisher.
Can I recoat my epoxy floor?
If your floor has lost its shine, become stained, scratched, or pitted and worn down to the point of needing recoating you can do so. Do not attempt this if your floor is still in good shape and needs only a cleaning.
Can you wax an epoxy floor?
Waxing is not a good idea for epoxy flooring. Waxing will leave a film on your floor that can be difficult to remove, as well as cause stains and discoloration.
Can you polish epoxy floor?
You can polish your epoxy floor.
It will look shiny and be easier to keep clean, especially if you have a commercial foodservice business. For example, it will be easier to clean up spills and disinfect the floor.
With the proper care, your epoxy floor will look good and last for many years. It’s a great choice for many homes today, but it does require more than the average ceramic tile or linoleum floor.
The extra investment in time and materials is worth it though, as you have one of the most durable and easy-to-clean floors available today.
For more tips on caring for your epoxy floors please check out our blog post on how to clean and shine epoxy floors!