One of the dilemmas of the specifier is to choose a floor treatment which is durable and designed to be easy to apply. For many years epoxy and acrylic surface coatings have been used. As these are surface coatings they are subject to abrasive removal leaving a patchwork of remaining coating and bare concrete. In addition they are not environmentally friendly being organic and solvent-based.
So the ideal floor treatment is an impregnating treatment which uses the base concrete as the final surface so that a durable effect is produced. Tech-Dry in South Melbourne has carried out research work for several years to produce environmentally friendly inorganic water-based treatments for concrete. The result of this research and development is a range of water-based materials which densify concrete and in addition can be chosen to add water repellency and oil repellency. Lithium densifier can be used to achieve deep penetration of the active materials to densify/harden the concrete.
As there is no surface coating with these densifiers there can be no delamination. The final surface can be polished to produce attractive finishes.