How To Clean An Epoxy Floor or Polished Concrete!?

How To Clean Epoxy Flooring?

Simple steps on  how to clean an epoxy floor.

Maintaining an epoxy floor is mainly about caring for the topcoat. Here’s a concise guide

1. Regular Maintenance: Sweep or dust mop the floor regularly to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating.

2. Mild Cleaning: Use a flat mop with water and a neutral pH floor cleaner. This is typically enough to clean most spills or stains.

3. Spot Cleaning: For stubborn stains, a soft-bristle brush can be used with the neutral cleaner. Avoid harsh abrasives or cleaners containing acids or vinegar.

4. Deep Cleaning: In cases where the floor requires more attention, a floor scrubbing machine with a soft pad can be used. Ensure the cleaning solution is compatible with the epoxy surface.

5. Avoiding Damage: Refrain from using ammonia-based cleaners or abrasive tools as they can damage the epoxy floor’s finish.

For a more comprehensive demonstration, we have a detailed video tutorial on our YouTube channel specifically dedicated to cleaning epoxy floors. Feel free to check it out for a visual step-by-step guide!

More Detailed Info On Cleaning An Epoxy Floor Coating:

Everyday Dirt and Dust: For regular maintenance, sweeping or dust mopping is the go-to. Use a soft-bristled broom or a dust mop to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris. This prevents them from grinding into the epoxy surface and causing abrasions.

Spills and Stains: In the event of spills like oils, grease, or other liquid stains, it’s crucial to clean them promptly. Use a soft cloth or paper towels to blot the spill gently. For tougher stains, a mixture of warm water and a mild, neutral pH detergent can be applied. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that might damage the epoxy.

Grease and Oil Residue: Grease and oil can adhere stubbornly to epoxy floors. A soft-bristled brush or a non-abrasive scrubbing pad can be helpful in breaking down these residues. Use a degreasing agent or a mild detergent to clean these areas. Rinse thoroughly with water afterward to remove any leftover cleaner.

Tire Marks: In places where vehicles or heavy equipment leave tire marks, cleaning might require more effort. A soft-bristled brush and a mild detergent solution can help. For persistent marks, a floor scrubbing machine with a soft pad and a compatible cleaner can be used. Avoid using aggressive scrubbers that may damage the floor.

Adhesive or Gum: When dealing with adhesive residues or gum stuck to the epoxy, applying ice to harden the substance can make it easier to remove. Once hardened, gently scrape off the adhesive using a plastic scraper or putty knife. Avoid using sharp or metal tools to prevent scratching the surface.

Routine Deep Cleaning: Periodically, perform a deeper clean using a flat mop system with a neutral floor cleaner diluted in water. This helps remove any accumulated grime or residue without damaging the epoxy coating.


Always test any new cleaning agent or method on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t cause damage to the epoxy floor. Additionally, avoid using abrasive tools or cleaners that contain harsh chemicals to maintain the floor’s pristine appearance.

 Remember, the best cleaning method often depends on the type of dirt or stain and the condition of your epoxy floor. For a visual demonstration and more detailed guidance, check out our YouTube video dedicated to cleaning epoxy floors.

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“We had a flood in our basement in Lexington, Epoxy Hero sent one of their salesmen on a Saturday evening and the following Monday someone was here to help us clean up this mess. We now have a floor that is water proof and easy to clean. I got my man cave back thanks to Epoxy Hero”

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“I usually don’t post reviews but I had to for this company, the floor was installed by epoxy hero around 13 months ago and it is still holding up. We are very thankful that the products last and that the crew did a great job. I would recommend them to others to do their floor.”

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