How To Take Care Of Your Commercial Concrete Coatings
While the commercial concrete coatings you can get from pros like 5 Star Concrete Coatings LLC are super tough, they still need to be cleaned and maintained. You've invested in your Floor Shield flooring already, whether you inherited it after buying the building or you paid to have it installed. You realize that regular care is necessary, but just what type of care is involved? The good news is that commercial floor coatings are very easy to clean and maintain. In fact, many business owners overdo the cleaning process and wind up etching the surface finish. Others hire a cleaning company with technicians who have no idea what to do and what not to do when taking care of the commercial floor coating maintenance. To avoid dulling the finish and footing the bill for professional repairs, here's how to care for and maintain your commercial concrete floor coatings.
Clean Loose Debris Away Regularly
Your commercial flooring, whether it's gym floor coating or floor coatings for car dealerships, will need to be regularly swept. Otherwise, any abrasives will get ground in and moved along the surfaces because of all the foot traffic inside your building. However, you don't want to actually sweep the sand, dirt, and debris away. While the surface is glossy and highly durable, sand, dirt, and other small abrasives can cause etching in the finish over time. Instead, you should use a large dust mop every day to remove any loose sand and dirt. If your business isn't very busy or you don't have many employees, you can get away with dust moping less often. Removing the loose debris is the most important maintenance you'll do, and the dust mopping makes it all fast and easy. Your dust mop will just glide right along that nice smooth surface!
Cleaning & Mopping Commercial Epoxy Floors
Contrary to the popular advice blogs floating around the internet, the last thing you want to do is to regularly clean your commercial concrete coatings with chemicals like ammonia. They simply don't need it and this type of regular cleaning will eventually etch the finish. Instead, simply use a damp mop with hot water. You can easily use as much water as is needed on the mop to remove soil because the surface is completely waterproof. Add mild soap or dish detergent to the water to remove stubborn grime. You can let the hot water and soap mixture sit on the surface to loosen stuck-on grime.
Removing Sticky Stuff & Stubborn Stains
While it's tempting to use chemicals on sticky gum, scuffs, or stubborn stains, we mentioned above that it could eventually etch the finish. If there are gum wads, tire marks, or any other super sticky stains that won't come off your concrete coatings, then spot clean the area using the following methods.
First try using a wet melamine sponge, like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Then you can try a citrus solvent and a firm-bristled scrub brush. Let the solvent sit on the stain for up to five minutes before scrubbing the tire marks or gum off. Then rinse the area thoroughly. It's as simple as that!
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How To Take Care Of Commercial Concrete Coatings
While the commercial concrete coatings you can get from pros like 5 Star Concrete Coatings LLC are super tough, they still need to be cleaned and maintained. You've invested in your Floor Shield flooring already, whether you inherited it after buying the building or you paid […]