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Maintaining Industrial Concrete Flooring
Industrial concrete flooring and epoxy coatings are a superior solution for a variety of industrial buildings. Maintaining these types of floors is extremely easy and they will last for many years without issue. From a regular cleaning to removing stains and heavy soil, the strength and water resistance of these types of floors make them a breeze to keep looking smooth and shiny. Maintaining commercial concrete flooring and epoxy floor coatings has never been easier with the steps below.
Just like any other flooring, industrial and commercial concrete floors should be swept and mopped on a regular basis to avoid a build-up of dirt, debris, and dust. One nuance of epoxy concrete floors is that soap is not needed and generally discouraged. Simply mopping with warm water and a sturdy mop should be sufficient to remove most typical particles and dirt.
Spills & Spot Treatment
The resistant properties of epoxy and urethane concrete coatings used on industrial floors are highly water resistant, making it easy to clean up most spills. Sweep up or vacuum any solid matter and use a wet vac to lift any significant liquid spills. The remaining mess can be cleaned up with a mop, just like a normal cleaning day.
Sticky Messes & Stains
There are some additional tricks to help clean up industrial concrete floors. If hot water and a hard sponge mop will not lift a sticky mess, mix a little ammonia into hot water and give the floors another pass. Use about 3 ounces of ammonia per gallon of water. Never use abrasive scrubbers such as steel wool or harsh chemicals with acid. Harsh scrubbers can scratch the floor and acidic chemicals could even break down the epoxy catalyst. Do not allow strong chemical spills to remain on your commercial floors for extended periods of time. Clean up any chemical spills as quickly as possible.
Peeling & Worn Epoxy
If epoxy floors are peeling or heavily worn, it may be time for a new layer of epoxy. To get the best results for laying a new layer, the floors have to be prepared by a process of cleaning and sanding. When it comes to repairing epoxy floors and applying new epoxy coatings, it is recommended to hire a professional. Trained and experienced concrete flooring specialists will be able to provide the best results to last for many years to come.
A Professional Source for Epoxy & Urethane Flooring
Cleaning epoxy concrete floors is generally an extremely easy process that does not require very many chemicals or special supplies. In fact, these types of floors require a very low amount of maintenance and are ideal for an array of facilities and industries. Property owners that are in need of new or renewed epoxy coatings for an industrial concrete flooring, contact Sealwell. The Sealwell team is highly experienced in floor preparation and applying layers of epoxy to concrete floors. For a quote on a flooring project, contact Sealwell at (877) 959-8279!