The word “lithium” is increasingly used in relation to densification of concrete: When we talk about concrete floors, expectations of quality and performance are always higher.
As this is a new treatment that has recently been applied to many types of concrete floors, there is a lot of inexperience and ignorance about lithium as a concrete hardener.
What is lithium treatment?
In short, the lithium treatment for concrete floors aims to harden internal molecules of the concrete and create a more resistant and durable surface.
Lithium is contained in commercially available concrete hardeners which reacts and calcifies with free lime particles in the concrete through a chemical reaction.
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How is lithium applied to concrete floors?
The application is relatively simple. All you have to do is spray the lithium solution onto the clean surface and then spread it over the surface with a mop to ensure uniform absorption.
Lithium treatment alone does not add much value to the surface. It must be done in combination with a grinding and polishing process of the surface. We recommend that you find out about BECOSAN® treatment, which combines the advantages of lithium hardeners and grinding and polishing of concrete floors.