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The Do’s and Don’ts of Garage Floor Coating Maintenance

Polyaspartic garage floor coatings are specifically formulated to resist scratches, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to abrasive cleaning chemicals. There’s a proper way to clean and maintain your garage floor coating.

Guardian Garage Floors, one of the top garage floor coating companies in the area, lists the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your garage floor.

Don’t Use Harsh or Abrasive Chemical Cleaners

These include all-purpose cleaners and sweeping compounds that contain alkali or acidic ingredients, water-soluble, inorganic or crystallizing salts and abrasive sand. Surface waxes and sealers should also be avoided, as these can make the floor slippery. Instead, use a cleaning solution with a pH factor between 7 and 10 and a 3-M white type pad for your scrubbing machine.

Do Test the Cleaning Solution on a Small Area First

Even if the packing on the cleaning solution claims it’s gentle and non-abrasive, it’d still be more prudent to test the cleaner on a small area of the garage floor coating first. The solution shouldn’t leave a film on the surface of the coating and gum up the mop while cleaning. You should also keep the floor wet to prevent dirt from drying up and sticking to the floor.

Don’t Use Tap Water to Wash Off the Cleaning Solution

The soluble salts found in tap water can cause the coating’s surface to fog up.

Do Scrub Your New Garage Floor Coating at Least Once Every Two Weeks

You need to scrub your new garage floor coating at least once every one to two weeks for the first two to three months. In the following months, a weekly scrub is recommended, depending on how often the garage is used.

Proper maintenance can extend the life span of standard garage floor coating; even so, more durable types of coatings are still more likely to outlast the more common types. Guardian Garage Floors’ flooring system is 20-times stronger than the average epoxy garage floor coating. To learn more about our flooring system and services, call (615) 278-9900 or (404) 334-2797 or fill out this form.