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Construction silicones - characteristics
Construction silicones are special types of adhesives, sealants and mounting foams that are widely used in construction and renovation. They are characterized by high flexibility, resistance to various weather conditions and high tensile and deformation strength. They are an ideal solution for sealing joints and gaps, fixing elements and insulating spaces. Polymers, such as acrylics or polyurethanes, are most often used for their production. Each of the polymers has its own individual properties and is designed for different applications.
Consistency and color of silicone - meaning
Construction silicones have different consistencies, from thin and light to thick and highly viscous. The consistency of the silicone is important because it affects its properties and the way it is applied.
Thin and light silicones are easy to apply and dry quickly, but they may be less flexible and resistant to mechanical damage.
Dense and highly viscous silicones are more difficult to apply and dry more slowly, but they are very flexible and resistant to water and temperature changes.
Construction silicones are produced in various colors, from white, through gray, to black. The color of the silicone is only aesthetically important. White silicone is often used to seal joints between ceramic tiles because it is hardly visible and does not stain the surface. Gray silicone is often used to seal joints around doors and windows as it blends better with the different façade colors. Black silicone is often used to seal waterproof joints such as showers or swimming pools because it is less visible when wet.
Choose construction silicone according to your needs
Construction silicones are also available in various quality classes and prices, from cheaper and less durable to more expensive and more durable. The grade of silicone is important because it affects its properties and durability. Good quality silicones are flexible and resistant to weather conditions, as well as durable, so they do not require frequent replacement.
Construction silicones are available in various packaging, from sealed tubes, through containers with an applicator, to assembly guns. The packaging of the silicone is important because it affects its storage and application. Airtight tubes are best for storing silicone as they prevent it from drying out and getting dirty. The containers with the applicator are convenient for application, but they are not suitable for storing silicone residues. Mounting guns are best for applying large amounts of silicone and allow precise and even application of the adhesive.
A large selection of types, consistencies, colors, packaging and quality classes of construction silicones allows you to choose the right product for each application.
Types of silicones
There are many types of construction silicones that differ in chemical composition, consistency and purpose.
Acrylic silicones with a light consistency that dry quickly and are easy to apply. They are quite flexible and resistant to water, but can be susceptible to mechanical damage, they are often used for fixing ceramic tiles, installing doors and windows, and sealing gaps.
Medium consistency neutral silicones dry slowly and are more difficult to apply. However, they are very flexible and resistant to water, but can be susceptible to temperature changes. They are especially recommended for sealing waterproof connections, such as showers or swimming pools.
Silicone silicones with a dense consistency dry very slowly and are difficult to apply, but they are very flexible and resistant to water, as well as high and low temperatures. They are recommended mainly for places with high humidity, but they are also used to isolate spaces.
Care and maintenance of construction silicones
Care and maintenance of building silicones is important to maintain their flexibility, weather resistance and durability. Regular cleaning and refreshing of construction silicones prevents them from getting dirty and preserves the aesthetics of the surface.
Here are some tips for the care and maintenance of construction silicones:
Cleaning : silicones should be cleaned regularly to prevent them from becoming dirty and to maintain the aesthetics of the surface. You can use a soft cloth or sponge and mild cleaning agents such as dishwashing liquid or detergent. Avoid using sharp tools and cleaning agents that can damage the silicone.
Refreshing : To refresh silicones, they must be thoroughly cleaned and dried. This can also be done using a special preparation for refreshing silicones.
Maintenance : this can be done using special preservatives that protect the silicones from damage and drying out. Maintenance of silicones also helps to prevent them from getting dirty and losing their aesthetics.
Replacement : can be done by yourself with the right tools and materials. After removing the old silicone, thoroughly clean and dry the surface and ensure that the new silicone will fit well into the existing joint.
You can buy building silicones online
Construction silicones are universal and effective tools that are widely used in construction and renovation. They are an ideal solution for sealing joints and gaps, fixing elements and insulating spaces. There are many types of silicones that differ in chemical composition, consistency and purpose. You can order them in wholesale and retail quantities in the ABS Lubricants store.