As resilient as garage floors coatings are to dirt and stains, they do require some cleaning maintenance to keep their shine. If not, some coatings can start to loose their gloss due to the sanding effect of the loose dirt and grime that gets caught up under shoes and tires.
Another issue to be aware of is that some cleaners can leave a film on the surface while others may de-gloss the shine or cause it to fade. So let’s take a look at what cleaners to use and what not to use, as well as some recommended cleaning methods. Since dust and dirt do not stick to the floor, just use the dust mop once a week (or sooner if needed) to keep the floor clean. It only takes a few minutes and you are done. They even work well for floors that have a polymer anti-slip additive in the surface.
If you have a floor coating with an aggressive anti-slip aggregate such as aluminum oxide or you don’t care for dust mops for a particular reason, then a soft bristle push broom make for a great choice as well.
For garage floor coatings with contraction joints or saw cuts in the floor, vacuum them out monthly or use a broom to sweep them clean of debris.
Spot cleaning for spills or fluid leaks from cars can easily be wiped up with a paper towel, soft cloth, or a clean rag. A shot of Windex works wonders if the spill has left a film.