• jake@blumontservices.com
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Epoxy flooring is popular for commercial spaces due to its durability and water-tight benefits. However, when sanitary or safety requirements are a priority, they should be cleaned with attention to detail. In this article, you’ll learn why maintaining a clean commercial floor is a must, and how to keep your epoxy floor looking as good as new with our expert tips.

Flooring Delamination: Flooring delamination occurs when the separation or peeling away of the floor coating or material from its underlying base, known as the sub-floor. Cleaning a delaminated floor can be nearly impossible because of the gaps and exposed subfloor. The spaces between the flooring material and the subfloor can trap dirt, dust, and other debris, making it difficult to clean the surface thoroughly. Additionally, cleaning solutions and equipment may not be able to effectively reach the subfloor, leaving it vulnerable to staining and other forms of long-term damage or loss of warranty.

Sweep or Vacuum Regularly: Start by removing loose dirt, dust, and debris from the surface of the epoxy floor. Use a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to prevent scratching the floor.

Mop with Mild Cleaner: Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing warm water with a mild, pH-neutral cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the epoxy coating. Mop the floor with the cleaning solution, working in small sections.

Scrub Stubborn Stains: For stubborn stains or spills, spot clean the affected area with a soft-bristled brush or a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. Use gentle pressure to avoid scratching the epoxy surface. If necessary, you can use a specialized epoxy floor cleaner for tougher stains.

Rinse Thoroughly: After cleaning, rinse the floor thoroughly with clean water to remove any leftover cleaner or residue. Use a mop or a clean sponge mop to ensure all cleaning solution is removed from the surface.

Dry Completely: Allow the floor to air dry completely or use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to dry it manually. Avoid walking on the floor until it’s completely dry to prevent streaking or water spots.

Preventive Maintenance: To keep your epoxy floor in top condition, implement preventive maintenance measures such as placing doormats at entryways to trap dirt and debris, using furniture pads to prevent scratches and dents, and promptly cleaning up spills to prevent staining.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Abrasives: Refrain from using harsh chemicals, acidic cleaners, or abrasive tools on epoxy floors, as they can degrade the epoxy coating and cause damage over time. Stick to mild, pH-neutral cleaners and gentle cleaning tools to preserve the integrity of the epoxy surface.