Tips for maintaining your epoxy floor coatings


Commercial kitchen epoxy flooring iseasy to maintain compared to other floors that can easilystain, have low durability, and create dust.

Remember the preparing your floor is critical before applying an epoxy coating. Secondly, you need to select the proper coating for your application. Prepping and cleaning your floor will make the actual application of the coating much easier.

Bear in mind that epoxy flooring is one option for commercial kitchen floors that will offer a long-lasting flooring solution.

Therefore, there will be need for some maintenance for these kinds of floors while at use and these maintenance tasks will depend on where the floor is being used. That’s because the exposure to damaging is different.

  1. Here are some of the maintenance tips for commercial kitchen epoxy flooring.
  2. Ensure you have in place a routine maintenance cleaning that is done using either soft bristle broom or blue commercial dust mop. This mop can be purchased at any home improvement store. Dust moping activity is actually recommended once a week and running a dust mop over the floor once a week is the best way to maintain the epoxy floor.

In addition to dust mopping the floor, ensure to vacuum any joints once in a month. Ensure to also vacuum to clean visible construction joints or saw cuts. Spills should also be cleaned immediately with a soft cloth.

  1. Use a hard foam mop together with hot water and clear ammonia (4-5 ounces of ammonia per gallon of water) to remove soiling from an epoxy floor.
  2. Make sure to use a deck brush and hot water to remove hazy film on the floor coatings after cleaning. These hazy films can result when cleaning is done using winter road pre-treatment compounds.

You will need to do continuous cleaning in order to avoid the compounds drying onto new areas of the floor.

  1. Use a kitchen scrubbing pad to lightly scrub some stains such as rust off of commercial kitchen epoxy flooring. Avoid any abrasive cleaning chemicals.
  2. You can also consider hosing out and squeegeeing dry the floor when needed.
  3. Use paper towel or other soft cloth to wipe away minor spills or drippings.
  4. Never use a cleaner containing acids (citrus cleaners, vinegar, etc.) or soap based cleaners that leave residues on the floor and which detracts from the shine and makes the floor become slippery when wet. When you constantly mop your floors, it may leave a soapy residue and which will make the floor appear dull.
  5. Place longer mats and walk-off mats (welcome mats) at the door in order to help remove snow and water from the bottoms of shoes as people enter the house.
  6. Place pads and other things under equipment stands or equipment bases where sharp contact is likely to damage the coating surface. You can also use pieces of 1/2″ plywood under jack stands when bearing heavy loads.
  7. Use welding mat when welding above coatings.

In conclusion, maintaining epoxy flooring requires you to have a schedule and plan as well as a routine maintenance. It is not as hard to maintain since the materials needed are low cost and easily available.

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