Posted on: 6 April 2022Share
Epoxy flooring is a great flooring choice because it does not need a lot of care and maintenance. It can withstand a lot of wear and is relatively easy to clean. However, one of the types of maintenance that epoxy floors do need is that they need to be sealed. The clear seal that is initially placed atop the epoxy starts to wear away as it is walked across and cleaned. The frequency in which a floor needs to be sealed can vary based on the amount of foot traffic the floor gets. As such, it is important that you are aware of the signs that your floor needs to be sealed so you can get it the care it needs when it needs it. Here are a few signs your epoxy floors need to be sealed.
Cracks or Chips are Forming on Your Epoxy Flooring
One of the signs that your epoxy floors need to be sealed is seeing chips or cracks starting to form on your epoxy flooring. The sealer or sealant that is used to seal the epoxy itself helps to protect that epoxy from chipping or cracking. When the seal wears away, this leaves your floor susceptible to cracks and chips. This is a clear indicator that it is time to re-seal your epoxy floors.
Moisture is Seeping Into the Epoxy Flooring
Another sign that indicates that your epoxy floors may need to be resealed is seeing moisture seep into your floor. When water or other liquids hit a fully sealed floor, the liquid should ball up and sit on the surface of the epoxy flooring. However, if the water seeps into the flooring, you know that your existing epoxy sealing product has worn out.
Your Epoxy Flooring is Starting to Bubble
The final sign that may indicate that your epoxy floors need to be sealed is epoxy floors that are starting to bubble. Unfortunately, this can also be a sign that your existing epoxy flooring is nearing the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. A professional should always look at your floor if bubbling is present to determine if sealing the floors or replacing them is needed.
If you see cracks or chips starting to form on your epoxy flooring, if you see moisture seeping into the epoxy flooring or you notice your epoxy floor is starting to bubble or lift upward, the floor may need to be sealed or it may even need to be replaced. Contact an epoxy flooring specialist to learn more about what your floor needs to help it look its best.