Epoxy floors have become increasingly popular for their durability, ease of maintenance, and variety of colors. With proper care, an epoxy floor can last for decades without needing any repairs or refinishing.
But what happens when your epoxy floor starts to look dull? How do you know when it’s time to deep clean your floor? And what does a deep clean even entail? In this article, we’ll explore these questions and more so that you can keep your floors looking new for years to come!
How can I make my epoxy floor shine again?
Whether your floor is dull or scratched, there are several ways you can make it shine again.
- Use non-abrasive cleaning products to remove dirt and grime from the surface of your epoxy flooring.
- If your floors are scratched, use a polishing compound or sandpaper to smooth out the surface before applying wax or polish in an effort to restore its luster.
- If your floors have become stained over time (for example, if you spilled something on them), try using non-abrasive cleaning products first—they’re less harsh than abrasives like sandpaper and will do less damage to the coating on top of your epoxy flooring
Can you power wash epoxy floors?
The answer is no, you should not. When using a pressure washer, the force of the water can cause damage to your floor. You should also be careful not to let the nozzle get too close to your floor as this could cause damage as well. The best way to avoid these problems is by following these steps:
- Set your pressure washer’s psi (pounds per square inch) to less than 1500 psi
- Keep the nozzle at least 8 inches away from the floor and use a wide spray pattern
- Move-in one direction across your epoxy surface; do not go back and forth or side-to-side
How do you get stains out of an epoxy floor?
There are several methods you can use to clean your epoxy floor, and they’re all fairly easy. If you want to clean a small area of your floor, simply use a sponge or soft cloth with warm water and a mild cleaning solvent.
When cleaning an entire floor, it’s best to use a bucket filled with warm water mixed with a cleaning solvent. Apply the mixture using a mop or scrub brush and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes.
After this time has passed, remove as much of the solution as possible by mopping it up with paper towels (do not use rags as they’ll leave lint on your floors).
Finally, dry off any remaining moisture by using a squeegee if possible or by sweeping away excess moisture from the surface of your epoxy flooring before drying off any standing puddles left behind by rinsing sponges over them repeatedly until all traces have been removed from each square inch of space in which they were once visible before being removed completely
What’s the best thing to clean epoxy with?
The first thing to know about cleaning epoxy floors is that you don’t have to use any harsh chemicals. It’s best to stick with a mild detergent because they won’t eat away at the flooring and stain it.
You should also use a mop instead of a broom or other hard-bristled tools, as these can scratch the finish and leave marks behind.
The second step is using a vacuum cleaner, which will get into all of those nooks and crannies where dust collects. If your vacuum has enough power for stubborn stains, that’s great! If not, try using one product after another until you find something that works on whatever it is you’re trying to clean up—meaning if you start out with vinegar but then move on to bleach when nothing happens next time around…well…nothing happened again so maybe try something else? Just keep going until everything looks good as new!
How do you fix a cloudy epoxy floor?
- Apply a floor polish to the surface of the epoxy floor. Use an applicator pad to apply evenly across the surface.
- Let dry for 24 hours.
- Apply a second coat after the first layer has dried completely. Repeat until your epoxy floor is no longer cloudy, which should take three or more coats of polish.
How do you clean and shine epoxy floors?
The best way to clean and shine epoxy floors is with a mild detergent and water solution. Mix 1/2 cup of liquid dishwashing detergent with 1 gallon of warm water. With a soft brush, scrub all the discolored areas on your floor while the solution is still wet.
You’ll want to keep your brush moving so as not to create swirl marks or scratches on your floor, but you also need enough pressure to remove any stains or scuffs from your flooring material.
After scrubbing, rinse off the surface thoroughly with clean water until all residue has been removed from it. Drying times will vary depending on how much surface area you are cleaning; however, you can speed up this process by using a hairdryer set on low heat instead of waiting for evaporation alone (this will help prevent staining).
Once dry, apply a wax finish like our Epo-Wax™ Water-Based Epoxy Floor Polish
Can you use bleach on epoxy?
You should never use bleach on epoxy. Bleach will damage the floor, dulling its finish and leaving a white residue behind.
Why does epoxy get cloudy?
Because epoxy is a hard-wearing, waterproof flooring material, it’s especially important to clean it regularly. If you want your floors to look as good as new, here are some tips for deep cleaning them:
- Cleaning up spills immediately is the best way to prevent stains from setting in. If you don’t act fast enough, dried-up liquid can be hard to remove from grout lines without damaging them or making the floor slippery when wet again (this is especially true for glass cleaners).
- Keep pets off your flooring—or at least out of rooms where they’ve urinated or defecated. Pets often have accidents that leave behind unpleasant odors and stains on your floors, so if you want them to look their best always keep an eye on furry friends!
Hopefully, this guide has given you a good idea of how to deep clean your epoxy floor. It’s important to remember that no matter what method you choose, it’s crucial that the floor be dry before any sealant or coating is applied.
If you have any questions about the process or want additional help, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!