While our floor coatings are among the highest-performing coatings available on the current market, they need care and maintenance, the same as anything else. Your floor coating is engineered to be impervious to harmful substances and to keep your floors protected from potential damage, but it will still need to be looked after in order to ensure that it continues to perform its best. Fortunately, it’s remarkably easy in order to ensure that you keep your floor coating in good condition.
Floor Care Instructions
With some routine maintenance, you can ensure that your floor coating performs optimally for as long as possible. Here is how you care for your new Solid floor coating.
If There’s Dirt And Grime:
While our floor coatings minimize the amount of dust in your garage, everything gets dirty over time, especially in high-traffic areas like your garage. Left alone, dirt and grime can be abrasive to your floor coating, especially as traffic grinds them down. You’ll want to clean up any accumulated dirt and grime by sweeping your floors with a nylon brush.
This is especially important during the winter months, as de-icing agents can get tracked all over your floors and can easily buildup if not attended to in a timely manner.
Utilize Proper Cleaning Agents
You don’t want to use household cleaners or detergents for your floor coating. This is because they can leave a film behind on your floor coating that can attract even more dirt to it, making it more difficult to keep the coating clean. Said film can also create a slip-and-fall hazard because it can become very slippery when wet.
You also don’t want to use any citrus-based cleaners, floor stripping agents, or chemical degreasers to clean your floor coating. This is because they can be abrasive. If left to sit for too long, they could end up damaging your floor coating, which is the last thing that you want.
To clean your floor coating, use a simple Ph-neutral cleaner diluted with water. Simple Green has a fantastic cleaner that works wonderfully for regular cleaning. You’ll want to wet your floors with clean water and then use the mixture you just made to mop it. Then, you’ll rinse it with some more clean water. Using a squeegee or a wet vacuum is best for this step, so as to ensure that all excess water is removed.
If Your Floor Is Really Dirty:
Then, you can rinse it a second time. Ensure that your floor is 100% dry before attempting to walk on it – safety first, after all.
If You Have Stains:
If your floor coating does get stains, then you can use acetone solvent on it. Be careful not to use too much or to let it sit for too long, to avoid damage. After letting the solvent sit for a couple of hours, wipe it away with a wet rag or sponge.
If You Use A Pressure Washer:
You will need to ensure that the pressure stays under 1000 PSI. Any higher than this can damage your floors. It is best to leave pressure washing to professionals, as improper pressure washing can damage any surface in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Floor Care
Now that we’ve gone over how to care for your new floor coating, we’ll address some commonly asked questions we get asked about maintaining our floor coatings.
Do I Need To Polish Or Wax My Floor Coating?
No, you don’t. Our floor coatings are made to have a sleek, attractive finish that you don’t need to polish or wax in order to maintain.
How Soon After The Coating Is Applied Can I Walk On It?
You can walk on your new floor coating 6 hours after we have completed the job. You will want to wait a full 24 hours at least before driving on it, to ensure that it is fully cured.
Will Dirt, Oil, Or Other Substances Stain My Floor Coating?
Our floor coatings are made to be stain-resistant. If something spills on your floor coating, you can easily clean it up without needing to worry about it staining the floor coating.