How to keep your Charlotte epoxy floor new for longer
Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increase in homeowners wanting to do epoxy not only in their garages but also inside their homes. The glossy look and low maintenance add a sophisticated and modern look to every room.
If you want to keep the glossy look of your Charlotte epoxy floor for longer, there are few easy things you can do.
Protect Your North Carolina Epoxy Floor From Damage
Even that epoxy is one of the most durable and hard-wearing surfaces out there, it is also prone to damage. Luckily there are few simple things, you can do to protect your floor from damage.
Place protective pads on any heavy furniture, especially if they have metal legs. This way when you move them around your home, you'll prevent them from scratching your epoxy floor.
If you have a motorbike, place a soft pad on the motorbike stand when parked. This way the soft pad will absorb the weight and not your floor.
Regular Cleaning Of Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy is extremely easy to keep clean. With a regular cleaning schedule, you can rest assure your residential Charlotte epoxy floor will look like new for longer. Your cleaning can start with a vacuum to remove any dust and dirt of the floor. Then you can mop the floor using a mild floor detergent and a microfiber mop or a steam mop.
Few things to remember are not to use any products that contain vinegar or citric acid, as they can slowly de-gloss the epoxy finish. Avoid also using soap-based products, as they can leave a hazy build-up on your epoxy floor and if not removed properly can make the floor surface slippery.
To prevent staining your epoxy floor, make sure any liquid spills are wiped off and not left to dry on the floor.
Get Rid Of Tough Stains
Epoxy floors are non-porous, meaning liquids cannot penetrate the surface, but still they can stain your epoxy. Liquids such as motor oil should be wiped away immediately to prevent staining. If your epoxy floor happened to be stained with a stubborn stain, find a cleaning product that contains water and ammonia. Ammonia diluted in water, works too.
The solution is powerful enough to wipe stains away. However, the secrete to keeping your Charlotte epoxy floor stain free is the quick response. Do not leave any stains to dry on the epoxy floor.
If you happened to have old or tough stains, you can lightly scrub them away using a soft scrub pad or soft deck brush. Do not scrub too hard or using harsh chemicals as they can leave marks on the floor.
Do A Deep Cleaning
As with everything else deep cleaning every 6 months or once an year, never hurt nobody. Deep cleaning is your secret to removing all the dirt and dust that builds-up. You can certainly do the deep clean by yourself, but we recommend using an epoxy flooring specialist like Titan garage floors.
We use a polishing machine, that is designed to bring back the shine to your floor. We also know which product is best for removing each stain on your floor. Deep cleaning your Charlotte epoxy floors is the most cost-effective ways to keep your floors looking like brand new.
Overall epoxy is extremely durable, long-lasting, and resilient. With proper cleaning and maintenance schedule and protecting your floor from damage, you can keep your epoxy shiny for years. However, if epoxy has reached its lifespan and all the gloss is gone permanently, maybe it will be time to call Charlotte's epoxy experts to reapply a brand new coat of epoxy.