- November 29, 2010
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|As the most innovative and economical flooring option available today, naturally finished DeepSeal Lithium Sealed concrete will soon be the market leader in warehousing, retail showrooms, industrial floors and government buildings.|
As the most innovative and economical flooring option available today, naturally finished DeepSeal Lithium Sealed concrete will be the market leader in warehousing, retail showrooms, industrial floors and government buildings.
Naturally finished concrete floors are the fastest growing phenomena to ever hit the industry.
DeepSeal Lithium is unique blend of silicate and siliconate polymer technology that penetrates deep into concrete surfaces and chemically reacts with the concrete matrix and the surrounding atmosphere to produce an extremely dense and durable sealed floor. The result is concrete that resists wear and tear from abrasion, repels water and other chemicals, and reduces the appearance of tyre marks and stains. DeepSeal Lithium will enhance the appearance of smooth, steel trowel concrete which will actually become more attractive over time. With regular easy maintenance, DeepSeal Lithium will continue to protect and beautify concrete for many years
|Photo above completed using DeepSeal Lithium click to preview full image||Photo above demonstrates how DeepSeal Lithium seals and increases the density of the concrete to enhance, protect and prolong the life of the floor Click to preview full image|
DeepSeal Lithium having Molar / Weight ratio of just 0.491 as compared to Sodium of 1.032 & Potassium of 1.58 delivers a far higher reactivity with the (CSH) in concrete when compared to Sodium or Potassium silicates. Being a finer more reactive particle means you don’t have to scrub it into concrete to encourage the reaction. Lithium ions on a per weight basis stabilise more silicate ions then sodium or potassium ions.
Lithium Silicates having a lower viscosity than sodium or potassium silicates of equal solids, means that lithium silicates will penetrate the concrete even more effectively and to a greater depth delivering greater performance.
DeepSeal Lithium also contains potassium methyl-siliconate, which reacts with the atmospheric carbon dioxide present in air (at around 300 to 400 ppm), to develop methyl-silicone resins which form in the concrete’s pores. These resins being hydrophobic or water repellent in nature inhibit waterborne and oil borne stains from penetrating the concrete and causing discolouration.
How it Works
DeepSeal Lithium reacts with the calcium hydroxide present in concrete, producing a hard crystalline structure called Calcium Silicate Hydrate (CSH). This crystal fills the pores in the concrete surface, making it more dense and abrasion resistant.
DeepSeal Lithium siliconate also reacts with atmospheric carbon dioxide, catalyzed by the alkaline materials in concrete, to form a silicone polymer that provides water and chemical repellency to the concrete.
It is the dual action of both the Lithium silicate and siliconate that make DeepSeal Lithium superior to any other chemical concrete densifier or sealer on the market.