What to look for in a Flooring Sealant?
Picking the right sealant for the right job can often be daunting as there are so many to choose from….
When using silicone in a range of applications within flooring, the first thing to identify is does the sealant have fungicidal properties? This will help to reduce the build-up of bacteria/dirt, especially when sealing in areas of high humidity. Generally, if it is too cheap it will most likely be produced with a lot of filler, and not include the fungicidal properties.
The second thing is to make sure that the sealant is of a low modulus nature. “A low modulus will require a low force to stretch it, with better elasticity and movement. Whereas a high modulus is more rigid”. This means it will be easier to gun the sealant out making the job easier for contractors. The low modulus sealant will also permit more movement within the joint to allow for changing temperatures and movement within bathrooms & kitchens.
Lastly, does it confirm to British Standards-BS EN 15651-1,3:2012? “This European Standard specifies definitions and requirements for sealants used for sealing of joints applied in sanitary areas in the interior of buildings exposed to non-pressurised water. It covers joints in: – bathrooms; – toilets; – showers; – domestic kitchens.”
If the sealant confirms to British Standards it clarifies that it has been tested to a specific standard, as well as demonstrating good practice for both the contractor and client.
‘Tuskbond Silicone It’ comes both white and clear in colour and is a low modulus silicone with fungicidal properties, making it suitable for sealing in areas of high humidity. Tuskbond Silicone It also confirms to British Standards-BS EN 15651-1,3:2012.
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