Sunday, December 6, 2020

Epoxy Floors - Durable And Beautiful

 

Epoxy floors are among the strongest and toughest commercial flooring products available on the market. That being said, despite their strength, they can still cut, scratch, or gouge when more force is applied. That is why it is so important that you put a cushion under any heavy objects which are supporting a heavy weight on the epoxy surface. Cushion will help absorb the force with cushion then reduce any penetration of the scratch or cut into the floor. In addition, epoxy floors need to be sealed properly to keep out moisture, dust, and grime. You can hire a professional epoxy floor installation service to install your floors if you are not sure about the process or do it yourself.



To get started, remove all floor fixtures, carpeting, furniture, and other materials which could potentially scratch or cut into the floor. Then, clean the surface with a mild soap or dish soap, leaving it well moist to allow the epoxy floors to cure completely. If the floor is to be cleaned in a dishwasher, set it so that the water is able to wick away from the surface, if possible. If you must clean in a sink, use warm water with a small amount of liquid detergent. It is best to use warm water, as opposed to hot, to avoid any chemical reaction with the epoxy floor coating and to keep the surface very soft and responsive to your touch.

Use a spray bottle or sponge to apply the epoxy floors coating evenly over the floor. Use medium-to-high pressure for best results and apply in even, quick strokes. Be careful, though, not to let the coating dry excessively before returning objects to the surface. For epoxy resins, which are primarily moisture-resistant but can have chemical resistance to some chemicals, apply the solution and allow it to dry on the surface, then carefully buff it with a slightly moist sponge.

Some types of эпоксидные полы require very little maintenance, such as fiberglass-reinforced plastics. However, epoxy floors with a polyurethane coating may need to be washed with warm water and mild soap several times a week, or with a solution of a little ammonia and warm water. The epoxy flooring should not be allowed to dry between cleanings. In addition, applying a protective, anti-static agent once a month can help keep the surface free of static. Some types of epoxy floors may need to have their static charges reduced, as excess static charge builds up over time, causing the concrete or the coating to crack.

When cleaning, use only a dust-busting, pH balanced, biodegradable cleanser with at most four pounds of suction pressure. Use steel wool mop to gently clean high traffic areas, especially those that might have cracks or chips. When more work is needed to remove debris from the floor, a high pressure hose with low flow rates is often the best choice. The mildew and odors are rarely a problem when cleaning with a clean wet mop, but if this does occur, use an oxygen bleach solution to eliminate the odor. Epoxy floors that have been properly installed will have a reinforced cap and ring seal to prevent moisture from getting into the pores of the coating, but proper care is still necessary for an even long-lasting finish.

Epoxy flooring is available in three coats, five coats, seven coats, and ten coats. Low-density fiberboard epoxy floors can also be chosen, but these floors have a shorter service life and are typically only used in applications where appearance and durability are of primary importance. These less durable floor coatings can be used on basements, showers, garages, industrial areas, and in situations where a durable, long-lasting finish is not critical to function. If durability or appearance are of primary importance, however, epoxy floors provide the best possible solution.

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