Thank you for choosing CLC Enterprises for your recent floor coating project! Here are a few tips for cleaning and maintaining your floor coating:
Even though your floor may feel dry, it is still in the “curing” phase. It is critical during this time that extra care be taken not to damage the floor before it has had a chance to “set”. Light foot traffic is okay 24 hours after the final coat is applied. Heavy foot traffic is acceptable after 48 hours. PLEASE wait 7 days to drive or park on the floor coating.
- Routine maintenance is best achieved with either a soft bristle broom or a commercial dust mop.
- For minor spills and vehicle drippings, simply wipe them up with a paper towel or soft cloth.
- For heavy cleaning, sweep away any loose debris then mop the floor with a hard foam mop and hot water diluted with clear ammonia.
- Some stains (including rust) may require light scrubbing with a kitchen scrubbing pad. If you are unable to remove with just hot water, use Soft Scrub or Simple Green. Do not use Comet or any other abrasive cleaning chemicals on the coatings.
- If desired, the epoxy floor can be hosed out and squeegeed dry.
- Do not use any soap based cleaners. Soap based cleaners leave a residue on epoxy floors that not only detracts from the shine, but also becomes increasingly slippery should the floor get wet.
- Place a computer mouse pad or wood block under a motorcycle kickstand to prevent damage to the coatings surface.
- Place pieces of 1/2″ plywood under jack stands when bearing heavy loads.
- Use a welding mat when welding above epoxy coatings.
- Use common sense! We use only the best products and installers for our floor coatings. With that said, nothing is indestructible. Dragging heavy, sharp objects across a floor may scratch it. Harsh chemicals, when left untouched, may eventually eat away at the coating. We left your floor looking beautiful now it is up to you to keep it that way!
A few years down the road, depending on the amount of wear and tear, you may notice a “dulling” of the protective top clear coat. At this point, we can come back out and “freshen up” the floor by adding an additional clear coat (this is recommended every three to five years) for a discounted rate.
Tastes change, and your floor can too! At any point we can come back out and change the chip finish and/or color for a discounted rate as well.
We know that you have lots of choices when it comes to hiring a floor coating contractor. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to working with you, your friends, and family in the future!