Maintain Concrete Pavers and Brick

October 16, 2011

How To Seal & Maintain Concrete Interlocking Pavers & Brick

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The following information is based on product application reports and manufactures information and is provided in good faith to assist the consumer. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND PRODUCT LABELS COMPLETELY BEFORE USING. PRE-TEST IN AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA PRIOR TO APPLICATION TO DETERMINE IF THE DESIRED RESULTS ARE ACHIEVED.

Unsealed interlocking pavers & brick are subject to staining, fading, sand loss, and can sometimes develop weeds and mildew growth. With proper sealing and maintenance your pavers will be more likely to have a long lasting, beautiful and durable life and appearance. The sealer selection for Interlocking Pavers, brick and other types of sand set pavement material is generally based on the desired “finished” look and the degree of stain resistance required as well as the need for joint sand stabilization. Most paver installations will benefit from a sealer that has joint sand stabilizing properties. Use of Glaze ‘N Seal’s Paver Sealer & Joint Stabilizer will protect from stains, oil and fading as well as sand erosion.

Recommended Product Stain Resistance Finished Look Comment
Paver Sealer/Stabilizer Excellent Low-Medium Sheen Water-based – Film-forming

Surface Preparation

Newly manufactured concrete pavers should cure 14 days or more before sealing. Follow paver manufacturer’s recommendations. Prior to the application of Glaze ‘N Seal’s sealer products, surface must be thoroughly clean. Remove all dirt, oil, grease, paint, efflorescence and any previous sealers that may not be compatible with the new sealer. General cleaning may be done using Glaze ‘N Seal’s alkaline base Heavy Duty Cleaner. Mix the concentrated detergent according to label instruction depending on severity of surface soils. For Efflorescence stains or hard water deposits, use Glaze ‘N Seal’s mild acidic cleaner Efflorescence Remover. Note…(When acid has been used for any reason, surface must be neutralized). For neutralizing, we recommend Glaze ‘N Seal’s Neutralizing Rinse. Always read cleaning product instructions and cautions with any cleaner.

After tamping down joint sand and sweeping the sanded areas for new installations, be sure the sand is at least 1/8 inch below the surface of the pavers. Make sure all sand residue and fine powder is removed with broom & blower before application of any film forming sealers. Allow any moisture in or on the surface of the pavers to dry at least 24 hours. Allow 48 hours or more if temperatures are cool or a pressure washer has been used. For best results the sand should be dry to its full depth before sealing. It is always recommended to test the sealer of choice in a small area first. Always read product label and directions carefully before beginning to use any sealer products.

Seal

  • Apply Glaze ‘N Seal’s Paver Sealer & Joint Stabilizer to a clean dry surface using a compressed air hand pump garden-type sprayer. Apply a heavy saturating coat of sealer. Ensure that all joints are flooded to maximize sealer soaking into the dry sand. Immediately squeegee any excess product down into the sand joints using a large foam or rubber squeegee. Avoid puddling on the surface. An optional second thin coat may be applied to the surface of the pavers after two hours if desired to increase protection & gloss. Ideal surface temperatures should be above 55° and below 85°.
  • After final coat, allow sealer to dry 2 hrs before foot traffic. Limit heavy traffic. Keep vehicular traffic and moisture off for 72 hours while sealer cure

Maintenance & Other Sealer Options For Concrete Interlocking Pavers & Brick

Seal

  • Maintain your pavers with periodic cleaning of grease, dirt, loose soil and hard-water stains with Glaze N Seal’s (Heavy Duty Cleaner). For stubborn grease spots use Heavy Duty Cleaner in a more concentrated formulation. Rinse surface well with water.
  • Reapply maintenance coats of sealer as needed. All Glaze N Seal sealers are re-coatable. Make sure surface is clean and dry at time of reapplication.

If Considering Other Glaze ‘N Seal Sealers For Concrete Interlocking Pavers & Brick, See Options Recommended From Chart Below

Finished Look Stain Resistance Recommended Product Comment
“Wet Look” Excellent-S, O, W “Wet Look Lacquer” Solvent-based – Film-forming
Low-Medium Sheen Excellent-S, O, W Multi-Purpose Sealer* Solvent-based – Film-forming
“Natural Look” Excellent-S, O, W Stone Sealant Impregnator Water-based – Penetrating
“Natural Look” Excellent-W Natural Look Penetrating Sealer* Water-based – Penetrating

Stain Resistance: Stain (S ) Oil (O) Water (W)

*Economical water repellant. If a natural look with oil resistance is needed, use Stone Sealant Impregnator.

  • If a deeper wet look appearance is desired, Glaze ‘N Seal’s “Wet Look” Lacquer can be applied to an unsealed surface, When applying film-forming sealers as “Wet Look” Lacquer or Multi Purpose sealer, use 2-3 thin even coats. Minimize foaming. A solvent resistant spray applicator is recommend when applying “Wet Look” Lacquer“.
  • Glaze N Seal’s Natural Look Penetrating Sealer may be used to provide a long lasting water protection that looks natural on the paver surface. Glaze ’N Seal’s Stone Sealant Impregnator will provide premium stain, oil and water protection that looks natural on the surface. When using penetrating-type sealers Stone Sealant Impregnator or Natural Look Penetrating Sealer, apply one liberal coat using a sprayer or roller. Do not allow excess Natural Look Penetrating Sealer to dry on the surface. Wipe up excess sealer before it dries. After 10-24 hrs check repellent by dropping water droplets on surface to check for water bead. If need apply second coat.

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Tile Grip: the Non-Slip solution for your slippery tile

January 28, 2010

Tile Grip the Non Slip solution

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Legislation:

The American with Disabilities Act passed by Congress provides that all Public, Municipal and Commercial Buildings must maintain floors that have a co-efficient of friction of 0.60 in order to be considered safe to walk on. This Act provides strong penalties for not keeping within the law

TILE GRIP was developed to improve the coefficient of friction on walking areas that are slippery when wet. Materials such as: ceramic tile, marble, quarry tile, terrazzo, stone, porcelain and smooth concrete can now be safer to walk on.

TILE GRIP is a liquid Bio-degradable solution that creates a microscopic tread that increases the coefficient of friction on various types of natural materials such as, Marble, Ceramic Tile, Quarry Tile, Travertine, smooth Concrete, Porcelain Tubs and Porcelain Tile. When treated as prescribed the area will meet or exceed the requirements of the American Disabilities Act.

Floors can be treated without sandpaper like coatings or concern of discoloration.

It is not to be used on metals, fiberglass, wood or any resin type products.

More Facts

Tile Grip is easy to apply, safe to use, and environment friendly. Its effects are long-lasting but regular cleaning maintenance is required for continued resistance.

Tile Grip is also recommended for porcelain bathtubs and showers. This is an effective treatment that works by creating microscopic pores on the treated surface. These pores create a vacuum effect when wet, therefore improving traction, reducing slippery conditions and preventing injury from slip and falls.

Application

Clean treated surfaces only with acid-free and non-abrasive cleaners.

A PH of 8.5 – 9.5 are best. DO NOT use bleach or ammonia.

1. Begin with a clean surface.. Sealers and/or waxes must be removed.

Always treat a small area or a sample piece of tile FIRST before treating the floor.

2. Apply Tile-Grip to a dry, clean surface. Using a brush or sponge, agitate until foaming. Let stand for five to ten minutes. Repeat.

3. Between agitations, check for gripping effect by pressing and pushing forward (with fingers). If you feel little or no resistance, repeat the agitation process.

Please note: Marble surfaces typically require less processing time.

When over-processed, marble may become hazy and may need buffing to restore. Conversely, some porcelain may require a longer processing time as curing is low on some floors and higher on others.
When resistance level is satisfactory, rinse treated area thoroughly with clean, unsoiled water.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Per 29 CRF 1910.1200

Product identity (as labeled): TILE GRIP anti slip solution

Contact Phone Number: (323) 731 8453

Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information
CAS# Ingredient 0/0 OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Other
79-14-1 Hydroxyacetic acid >11 o/o N/A N/A N/A
127087-87-0 Surfactant >6 o/o
7732-18-5 Inert >83 o/o
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTCS
Boiling point: ………………..112C SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H20 =1) 1.04
VAPOR PRESSURE @20C vapor is water …………Melting point N/A
VAPOR DENSITY (air=1) vapor is water …………Evaporate rate: less than 1
SOLUBILITY IN WATER complete ………..pH 3 +/- .2
APPEARANCE & ODOR mild odor
FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
FLASH POINT: None
FLAMMABLE LIMITS LEL – N/A UEL – N/A
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: None
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURE use breathing equip in case of gases.
UNUSAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Prolonged contact with metals may release potential explosive Hydrogen gas
REACTIVITY DATA
STABILITY: Stable.
INCOMPABALITY: Strong oxidizing agents.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Freezing.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PROD: None.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.

HEALTH HAZARD DATA

EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
Ingestion: Give large quantities of fluids and seek medical attention.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Eyes: Rinse or flush with running water at least 15 minutes.
SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Use with adequate ventilation.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Standard.
EYE PROTECTION: Standard.
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIP: Rubber boots suggested, not mandatory.

A pH of 8.5 – 9.5 is best. (NO bleach, ammonia, vinegar or acid cleaners should be used). Wax products and sealers will clog the microscopic pores and a slippery condition can return.

Newly installed Tile or Marble should not be treated for at least 30 days from day of installation. Previously installed older floors can be treated right away and walked on when treatment is completed.

For more information, send a contact us at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com

STORAGE

Store in a cool, dry place, away from high heat or open flame.

Keep container lid
closed when not in use. Normal care should be taken to minimize leaking
containers.

Packaging

Quart container (32 oz.)

One Gallon container (128 0z.)

5 Gallon Pail

55 Gallon drum

Large Quantity and Wholesale prices are available Contact flooringsupplyshop.com for more information.

Why Slip? – treat it with Tile-Grip

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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