7 Epoxy Floor Ideas to Keep Them Looking Like New


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Epoxy flooring is a popular choice for property owners due to its durability and low-maintenance properties. Although epoxy floors are built to last, they require some TLC to keep them looking their best. This blog post gives you seven epoxy floor ideas to ensure your flooring always looks new.

1. Wipe Minor Spills Immediately

If not cleaned immediately, a minor spill can dry on your epoxy floor, creating an unsightly stain. Use a soft cloth or tissue paper to quickly clean off oil leaks and other minor spills. Avoid using water or any cleaner, as it only aggravates the mess.

2. Protect the Epoxy Floor from Damage

Despite being one of the strongest and most durable surfaces, epoxy floor coatings are prone to damage. You can implement several epoxy floor ideas to minimize the risk of damage. A simple and cost-effective idea is placing protective pads on heavy furniture, especially for those with metal legs.

This trick helps you avoid scratching your epoxy flooring when moving furniture around your house. If you own a motorbike, placing a soft pad on its stand can help ease the motorbike weight off your epoxy floor.

3. Mop the Epoxy Floor Once a Week

Use a soft bristle broom or a blue commercial dust mop to mop your floor at least once every week. Add a half cup of salt to a gallon of water and use the solution to mop the floor.

Mopping is an excellent way to clean the dust off your epoxy floor while protecting it from scratching. Blue commercial dust mops or soft bristle brooms are readily available at local home improvement stores.

4. Remove Tough Stains

Automotive oils and other liquids can leave stubborn stains on your epoxy floor. You should wipe them away as quickly as possible when they spill on your floor.

To eliminate tough stains from your epoxy surfaces, use a product composed of water and ammonia. Ammonia diluted in water can also do an excellent job removing stubborn stains.

The quicker you act on stubborn stains, the higher the chance of removing them effectively. If you have old stains on your floor, use a soft deck brush or a soft scrub pad to scrub them away gently.

Do not scrub too hard or use harsh chemicals. You don’t want to have unsightly marks on your epoxy flooring.

5. Deep Clean Your Floor Annually

Deep cleaning your epoxy floor at least once a year keeps it free from dirt and dust build-ups. While you can do a DIY deep cleaning, hiring a flooring professional is best if you want your epoxy flooring to shine as new.

Epoxy flooring professionals have polishing machines that can easily restore your epoxy floor’s luster. They also know the right product to use on various stains. Deep cleaning is one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain your floor’s visual appeal and elegance.

6. Limit the Use of Acidic Cleaners

Avoid cleaning your epoxy floor with cleaners containing acids, such as vinegar and citrus cleaners. These cleaners often leave an unsightly residue on the surface, compromising the quality of your flooring and shortening its lifespan.

Also, avoid soap-based cleaners as they make epoxy surfaces slippery when wet. Ammonia and Simple Green are excellent alternatives. These biodegradable cleaners are non-toxic and safe for your floor and the environment.

Add a half cup of any of the cleaners to a gallon of water and clean your epoxy floor with the solution. Ensure the solution is not concentrated, as it can lead to the peeling of the coating.

7. Add Epoxy Flakes

Besides cleaning, you can add flakes on any base color of epoxy paint to add texture and visual interest to your concrete floor. Epoxy flakes come in a wide range of colors, so you can buy several colors and mix them to achieve your desired look.

Implementing these epoxy floor ideas can add more life to your epoxy floor and keep it looking new for years.

Trust Coating Designs for All Your Epoxy Flooring Needs!

If you want to upgrade your concrete surface with epoxy coating, our team of professionals at Coating Designs can help. We provide exceptional concrete coating services at competitive prices in Orlando, FL, and the surrounding areas.

Depending on your needs and budget, we offer epoxy top/base or epoxy base and polyaspartic top installations. We use Diamond Grinder instead of acid wash to ensure quality results without damaging your property. We also offer generous 25-year warranties on all standard flake floorings.

Call Coating Designs at 888-837-6998 for more epoxy floor ideas and get a free quote today.

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What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. Premier uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

Unfortunately, we must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems. If you have stamped concrete that has faded, please contact us for options in reviving it.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or pressure washing the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Most contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 5 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

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