Maintenance & Care
Cleaning and Caring for your Epoxy Floor
The maintenance and cleaning of your garage floor is actually very simple and a lot easier than you may think. Here, we’re giving you some tips and techniques to keep it looking great for years to come.
Let your floors fully cure
The amount of time the coating needs to cure will vary with temperature, atmospheric conditions, as well as the condition of the concrete. The minimum is at least 24 HOURS before allowing foot traffic, and AT LEAST 48 HOURS before driving on or moving heavy objects onto the floor.
Avoid dragging heavy objects
Refrain from dragging heavy objects across the epoxy floor. Though the polyaspartic coating is highly abrasion-resistant, it is not completely impervious to scratching or damage.
Always Wipe Up Stains
The coating is stain-resistant but NOT stain-proof. Wiping up oil and other stains in a somewhat timely manner will help ensure your floor stays looking great.
Never use harsh chemicals and acids
Avoid continuous abrasion
A good example of this is placing your motorcycle’s kickstand in the exact same spot every time you park it. The floor coating is highly abrasion resistant but repeated abrasion over a long period of time may wear the floor prematurely.
Clean your epoxy coating safely
To clean the floor, start by sweeping, vacuuming, or blowing out the garage floor. You can use a pump-sprayer or garden hose to mist the floor, it is not necessary to completely saturate the floor with water.
Next, use a soft-foam squeegee to pull the water out of the garage — the foam will remove dust, dirt, light stains and debris with it. A rubber squeegee will smear dirt and oil, foam captures the dirt and oil and pulls it out with the water.