Armor Guys, Bill Strang here I bought ~600 sq ft of Armor Tile from you a couple-three weeks ago. Just want to say that the shipment arrived promptly (the Thurs after Thanksgiving) and the tiles ... read more
Now that youíve purchased a high quality new floor we hope youíll provide it a little TLC as you would any other high quality item you may buy. Your ArmorGarage floor has been designed and made to stand the test of time and with just a little touch of the right care, it will do just that.
For your new epoxy floor there is really no maintenance required. The important thing to remember is that this is a non stick surface so when you want to clean it all you have to do is wipe the floor down with a damp rag or towel. A damp rag or towel under a Tee Stick lets you clean your floor in just a few minutes. There should never be a need to use harsh detergents or solvents and we recommend against their use. If the floor becomes extremely dirty you can mix up some dishwashing liquid and wash the floor down with that and a garden hose. Pressure washing is now no longer necessary but OK to do if you want to. Itís very simple and easy to keep your epoxy floor looking brand new.
Now should the Unthinkable happen and the floor gets damaged say by some abrasive objects that scratches the coating. The beauty of your ArmorGarage epoxy flooring is that the topcoat should absorb the damage leaving the basecoat and chips if used untouched.
Thatís why we use our system, we donít want you ever having to redo the epoxy basecoat. Below weíve taken a floor sample with chips and scratched it with a razor knife for emphasis. First, donít panic and make it worse, we know youíre traumatized if this happens. But itís easily fixed. If you donít have any topcoat left just call us for a repair kit and will send you a small batch of the topcoat. All you have to do is sand it down slightly with an extra fine 3M pad. Wipe off the residue. Then brush on some new topcoat. And as you can see the damaged area comes right back to new. We left some of the scratches and the sanded areas uncoated purposely so that you can see the difference. This is why you paid a little extra for our flooring.
For your Armor Mats or Armor Tiles maintenance is simple. Just wash it down with water and some dishwashing liquid. To make future cleanings even easier and to add a little extra shine to the floor we recommend using a good quality household vinyl floor cleaner. Clean & Shine or Mop & Glow work fine. Once youíve cleaned the floor with one of these types of products subsequent clean ups can be done by wiping down the floor with a damp rag or mop. A sponge squeegee also works great and for the most part a simple washing with your garden hose will get the job done. Again no harsh chemicals should ever be needed nor should you have to power wash. But feel free to power wash if you feel you have to, you wonít hurt the mats or tiles.
Repair of your Armor Tile couldnít be easier. If you should ever somehow manage to actually damage one of the tiles which isnít easy to do, but if you ever do, just drill a small hole in the damaged tile and pry it out with a screwdriver or something similar. Then pop one of the spare tiles you have back in. Done!
Damage to your Armor Mat is mostly in the form of a cut or puncture from doing work on the floor without any protection. You wouldnít work on your hardwood or marble floors without protection and neither should you on your mat flooring. But if you do and you slice or puncture it accidentally just use one of our seam kits to fuse the cut or punctured area back together. If more serious damage has occurred to your mat gives a call or email us and we'll help you out as best we can.
So thatís it, keep your floors clean and enjoy looking at them and using them.