Do concrete densifiers really help floors reduce wear?
Concrete is not always strong enough. Some concrete floors wear out prematurely. To make them last longer, the market offers a wide range of products, including concrete densifiers, sealers, and concrete additives.
What is a concrete densifier?
Densifiers are a liquid substance that impregnates into the concrete, causing a chemical reaction that compacts and hardens it.
The BECOSAN® treatment combines the use of a state-of-the-art patented densifier with a polishing process that uses diamond discs to improve the performance of industrial flooring.
How do densifiers work?
BECOSAN® densifiers work in the following way:
Concrete, due to its cement composition, contains lime particles (calcium carbonate). The abrasion that floors are exposed, causes the lime to detach from the floor and stain its surface with a layer of dust that’s never completely removed.
Therefore, concrete surfaces have pores that weaken with use. By applying a densifier this problem disappears.
BECOSAN® densifiers are lithium-based. Lithium silicate ions penetrate the concrete through its pores, triggering a molecular reaction with the minerals.
The lime present in the concrete is unified, managing to compact the surface and avoid it from appearing as a powder on the surface.
This chemical reaction between silicate ions and free lime is indisputably scientifically proven. So it can be said that concrete densifiers, at least when using BECOSAN®, help reduce the wear and tear on concrete floors.
BECOSAN® products have been developed under high-quality standards and have numerous certifications. The BECOSAN® polished concrete floor treatments have already been used on multinational companies throughout the 5 continents.
Two-year-old concrete floor treated with BECOSAN® Densifier that maintains the same appearance as its first day.