A guide to maintaining an epoxy floor system
Evaluating and deciding upon a new flooring system for an industrial, commercial, government, or medical facility is a big responsibility. You need a surface that is hard-wearing, hygienic, and safe that can also provide years of service without the need for repair or replacement.
A growing number of facility managers across the United States are choosing to install epoxy flooring because this durable and cost-effective solution ticks all the boxes. If you’re among those who’ve installed resin flooring recently, we’ve compiled a guide to maintaining an epoxy floor to ensure you get the maximum return from your investment.
The good news is that epoxy floors are very resilient—even in areas like corridors or lobbies with high foot traffic, or in commercial kitchens where hot liquids and grease are likely to be spilled. Because they are so tough and durable, they are also very easy to maintain, which means janitorial staff will spend less time cleaning floors and more time tackling other priorities to keep your organization running smoothly.
Save time and get hygienic results
Most commercial or industrial flooring systems are installed in large areas, such as hospital wards, shopping malls, or warehouses—and that’s a lot of space to keep clean and maintained.
Tiled, rubberized, and carpeted floors all require a great deal of maintenance. Regular vacuuming, scrubbing, or buffing is both time-consuming and back-achingly hard work. Beyond that, the joints between tiles or rubber sheets can allow water and cleaning products to penetrate into the substrate, which could cause costly maintenance issues further down the line.
In contrast, Everlast® Epoxy flooring has no seams, which means your facility staff can simply apply our Everlast® Cleaning System and rinse any residue directly down the drain using water and a squeegee for a fast, easy, and sanitary clean.
Say goodbye to buffing and waxing
To retain their luster, tiled or concrete floors need to be regularly buffed or waxed to remain in good condition. Even with an industrial buffer, this takes time—it’s common for the area being cleaned to be closed while the buffing takes place—and that means unproductive downtime.
With our Everlast® Epoxy flooring, there is no need to wax or buff the floor because the textured, quartz-rich resin is designed to look as good as the day it was installed, without the hard work!
The Everlast® Cleaning System
For easy maintenance, we recommend using our Everlast® Floor Care system as your everyday floor cleaning solution.
Our floor care system is a powerful cleaner that has been successfully used in a variety of industrial and commercial environments.
Its micelle cleaning action tackles dirt and grime—including fats, greases and oils—which means they can be simply rinsed away with water, without damaging or reacting with the surface of the floor.
Protects and cares
Our floor cleaner contains Vital Oxide, which has been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-Cov-2, which causes COVID-19 disease. It is formulated to be gentle to users and kind to the environment, but tough on germs and dirt.
Vital Oxide kills mold and mildew and eliminates odors, yet is nonirritating to skin and NSF-certified for food-contact surfaces.
It is also listed in the lowest toxicity category with the EPA. Rest assured that every bottle of Everlast® Floor Cleaner is accompanied by our promise to actively support and improve on our environmentally sound disinfecting and floor cleaning solutions.
Tips to protect your floor from UV rays
Epoxy resin floors will turn yellow when exposed to UV rays for prolonged periods. UV rays are emitted through some fluorescent lighting sources or through windows.
We suggest installing UV-blocking filters for lighting for protecting and maintaining an epoxy floor and applying a solar window film to mitigate against UV damage from the sun’s rays.
Transform your business with easy-to-maintain epoxy flooring
A clean and safe flooring system makes a noticeable difference in your facility, so get in touch with our professional flooring experts to discuss maintaining an epoxy floor or to request a sample or a free, no-obligation epoxy flooring quote.
Download our step-by-step guide on Everlast® floor cleaning procedures to ensure your floor lasts for decades and looks great over that time too.
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