Global Garage’s patented polyaspartic floor coatings are some of the toughest coatings in the industry. Measured as being 3-times as strong and chemically resistant than conventional epoxy floor coatings, with additional UV and abrasion-resistant characteristics, Global Garage have distinguished themselves as an industry-leader when it comes to durable yet decorative garage flooring.
Though their polyaspartic garage floor coatings are some of the best that the industry has to offer, it does not mean that home owner ought to be careless while cleaning them. Though they can stand up to hearty chemical cleaners and heavy-duty scrubbing, any responsible home owner will tell you about the value of proper maintenance with any aspect of their property.
Though Global Garage offers a single day, all-season application at an affordable rate, it does not assume too much to say that home owners would prefer to pay this fee one time, and use the capital that would be spent on repair costs to buy some amazing cabinetry, or otherwise outfit their reclaimed garage space. Keeping in line with this train of thought, Global Garage would like to offer home owners some straightforward cleaning tips to prolong the life and look of their new polyaspartic floor coatings.
Save the chemical resistance for surprise attacks:
Global Garage’s patented polyaspartic garage floor coating is extremely chemically-resistant and non-absorptive. Bernard Hopkins, the famed middleweight boxing champion who continues to defy Father Time, once said that he had a great chin, but “wasn’t going to let you test it.” You should take Hopkins’ advice when it comes to your floor coating, too. As chemically-resistant as it may be, why test it when you could save that durability for accidental grease and oil spills instead? If you have the choice of a less damaging cleaning product or procedure, you should always take advantage of that option.
It is advisable to choose a cleaner with a more neutral pH factor between 7 and 10. Similarly, home owners should try to avoid all-purpose cleaners that have water-soluble, inorganic, or crystallizing salts, or ingredients with extreme levels of acidity or alkalinity. Similarly, some sweeping compounds will have oils that can pose fire risks, and sands that will put polyaspartic abrasion-resistance to the test. While polyaspartic garage floors are built tough, home owners should try their best to preserve that toughest for unpredictable spills that are bound to happen in a busy garage workshop.
Perfecting the cleaning procedure for polaspartic garage floors:
Polyaspartic garage floors are slip resistant and their non-absorptive surface makes them relatively easy to sweep, mop, or scrub, but there are still some safety precautions you should consider before you break out the cleaning supplies.
Before you begin cleaning your polyaspartic garage floor for the first time, you should try to test out your chosen solution and technique on a small, specified area in your garage. This will help you determine whether or not you will end up leaving a film on the surface of your floor coating.
Simple Do’s and Don’t for Polyaspartic Garage Floor Cleaning and Maintenance
- Test all cleaning products in a small test area.
- Dust mop high-traffic areas of your floor daily to prevent grit being tracked onto your floor and wearing down the surface.
- Scrub your floors once every 1-2 weeks, and rinse thoroughly to stop cleaners from building up a slippery coating.
- Simple Green is our recommended cleaner.
Allow your cleaner enough time to work. They often need to sit atop your floor for a period of time to activate and loosen dirt and debris.DON’T
- Apply surface waxes that can render your slip-resistant coating useless.
- Use cleaners with imbalance pH that can gradually wear at your floor coating.
- Mix cleaners.
Following these simple guidelines will help keep your polyaspartic floor coatings in mint condition for years to come. If you have any additional questions about cleaning and maintenance of your new floor, don’t hesitate to ask your installation expert, or to call Global Garage at 1-800-793-7898.