How to Clean Your Epoxy Floor

School Epoxy Floors

School Epoxy Floors

If you’re wondering how to clean your epoxy floor or looking for a low-maintenance concrete floor coating, you’re in luck. Epoxy floors might not clean themselves, but it almost seems that way.

Dust mopping or broom sweeping takes care of the vast majority of your epoxy floor cleaning needs. Retail stores might do this on a daily or weekly basis, while homeowners will probably want to clean their coated concrete only when something has spilled, or you see dust bunnies.

 

Here’s all you need to clean epoxy floors:

  • Foam or sponge mop
  • Push broom
  • Dust mop
  • pH-neutral cleaner
  • Bucket for diluting the cleaner
  • Paper towels or cloths to pick up spilled liquids

Routine Cleaning for Epoxy Floors

To keep up the good looks of your epoxy, we do recommend regular dust mopping or sweeping. Repeatedly walking on dirt or gritty debris could eventually scratch the top coat or dull the shine.

For spot cleaning, most spills and auto fluids will pick right up with a paper towel. Whenever you want to sanitize the epoxy floors, simply dilute some mild cleaning solution with a gallon or two of water and mop the floors.

Neutral pH cleaners work best for epoxy coatings. Heavily acidic (vinegar or citrus) or alkaline (ammonia-based) cleaners might cause cosmetic damage. If you do need to use ammonia or vinegar, dilute a half cup with a gallon of water.

If the floor ever feels sticky or slippery after cleaning, mop it with plain water and let dry.

Cleaning and Preventing Stains

Don’t panic if you accidentally spill something on your floor. After all, epoxy coatings hold up to use in places like auto shops, veterinary clinics, and commercial kitchens.

Towel or mop up what you can, then use a sponge to gently scrub any dirty or stained area. You can use a regular kitchen sponge, or a sponge mop or squeegee for larger floors.

Always stick with a neutral-pH cleaner when available. Scrubbing hard with an aggressive cleaner could leave etching or a worn spot.