Posts tagged ‘Super-Krete’

August 29, 2011

Product of the Week: Micro-Bond!

What is Micro-Bond?

Super-Krete Micro-Bond is the product you need to achieve smooth concrete floors. Whether you are repairing or resurfacing concrete interior floors, or just simply want a new decorative art surface or countertop, Micro-Bond is the perfect solution. Available in white and gray, Micro-Bond is a cementitious product contains super fine materials and no sand to create a smoother finish, and is made especially for micro-topping. It is a  single component, ready-mixed product which is mixed with water only, and designed to be applied over Super-Krete Bond-Kote to achieve a uniform, smooth finish. Micro-Bond is not to be applied at any depth of thickness, but is meant to fill in voids and defects in a surface prepared with Bond-Kote. Micro-Bond is used for restaurants, salons, day spas, cafes, hotels and all interior living spaces to create a modern look that can be subtle or drastic in appearance. See some examples here.

How do I apply Micro-Bond?

Super-Krete always recommends preparing the surface to be applied with Micro-Bond in accordance with the Super-Krete S-1 Surface Preparation SpecificationMicro-Bond is meant to be applied over a surface first coated with Bond-Kote; either by squeegee, spray apparatus, trowel, or other appropriate tools and methods. To learn more about applying Micro-Bond for your specific project, you may view the Technical Data Sheet online.

Where can I get Micro-Bond?

Please click here to find the nearest Super-Krete Distribut0r near you, or call us directly at 1-800-995-1716!

Click here to see more Micro-Bond projects!

August 22, 2011

Product of the Week: Bond-Kote!

What is Bond-Kote?

Super-Krete Bond-Kote is a single-component, pre-blended cementitious product designed for use as a thin-set overlayment for concrete surfaces. Bond-Kote eliminates the need to remove and replace old, damaged or deteriorated concrete by resurfacing it with a strong, flexible and highly durable coating, and can be applied up to 1/8″! It is an easy to use, ready-mixed formula that contains a dry version of the highly successful Super-Krete Liquid Concentrate co-polymer, a special blend of proprietary components that ensure superior bonding to nearly any substrate. Bond-Kote has a proven success record in every type of climate and is unaffected by freeze/thaw conditions and salt treatments when used in the appropriate Super-Krete System. It can also be used for 1/8″ Overlay Stamping!

How do I apply Bond-Kote?

Super-Krete always recommends preparing the surface to be applied with Bond-Kote in accordance with our S-1 Surface Preparation. After ensuring a clean working surface, you may apply Bond-Kote by squeegee, trowel, sprayer, broom, brush or gauge rake. To learn more about applying Bond-Kote for your specific project, you may view the Technical Data Sheet online.

Bond-Kote is for use anywhere there is concrete!

  • Sidewalks, Curbs, Gutters
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Resurface Spalled, Pitted Concrete
  • Broom Finishes & Textured Overlays
  • And More!

Where can I get Bond-Kote?

Please click here to find the nearest Super-Krete Distributer near you, or call us directly at 1-800-995-1716!

August 15, 2011

Product of the Week: Pene-Krete!

What is Pene-Krete?

A revolutionary product, Pene-Krete is a non-hazardous penetrating sealer for use on all concrete and masonry substrates, and has been solving severe water and moisture problems within concrete since 1988. It protects surfaces from freeze/thaw damage, reduces dusting of concrete, and increases coating life by as much as 300%. The key component to coating success, Pene-Krete is required for use in all Super-Krete systems.

How do I apply Pene-Krete?

Pene-Krete is simply applied by sprayer, and meant to be used in accordance with our S-1 Surface Preparation. To learn more about applying Pene-Krete, you may view the Technical Data Sheet online, or you can watch our application video here. You may also visit our other posts to learn even more about Pene-Krete!

How does Pene-Krete work?

Pene-Krete reacts with alkali and free lime in common cement and creates an internal crystal-like shield, increasing the strength of new and existing concrete and masonry.

Where can I get Pene-Krete?

Please click here to find the nearest Super-Krete Distributer near you, or call us directly at 1-800-995-1716!

Pene-Krete is also available in Additive form to achieve the same characteristics with new concrete pours. Click here to learn more!

August 3, 2011

Question of the Day: Concrete in Cold Weather

Q: How does Super-Krete hold up in cold weather? I need to do a pool deck coating on older concrete, and I am willing to remove old material if I need to for a proper bond. Which of your products do you recommend?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, our systems, unlike most, are proven to work in extreme temperature conditions with great success – largely in part to our product, Pene-Krete. Pene-Krete stops freeze/thaw damage from occurring. Click here to read more about Pene-Krete and how it works.
Our coating systems are not subject to cold weather deterioration. Once the concrete substrate is treated with Pene-Krete and our systems are applied and the final sealer coats applied, it’s really a matter of regular maintenance (ensuring the surface remains sealed over time) to keep it long lasting for you.

Definitely review our S-1 Surface Preparation spec for the required steps to remove the existing coating, where it is fully outlined.

August 1, 2011

Product of the Week: Heavy Duty Degreaser!

What is Heavy Duty Degreaser?

Heavy Duty Degreaser is a fortified multipurpose cleaner formulated to remove deeply penetrated oil, grime, other contaminants and surface residue from concrete. This is the first product you want to use prior to any job you may have, to ensure the cleanest surface possible! For interior and exterior use, Heavy Duty Degreaser is a great environmental alternative to muriatic and other acids and is completely biodegradable. It will clean the toughest dirts, soils and greases making it the perfect cleaner for use in automotive shops, kitchens, and industrial facilities for industrial strength cleaning and maintenance.

How does Super-Krete Heavy Duty Degreaser compare to other green cleaners available in our industry?

There are many types of cleaners available so it would be difficult to compare without having a specific brand to compare to. What we can tell you is that our Heavy Duty Degreaser has been approved for safe use by several states within the US, it is non-toxic in finished form, biodegradeable, non-hazardous and a very strong cleaner and degreaser. It is used regularly in everything from commercial kitchen areas, restaurants, hospitals, auto shops, parking lots, and more. It is FDA and USDA compliant. It offers a combination of emulsifiers, solvents and highly alkaline builders which penetrate and route out heavy grease, soil and grime. Heavy Duty Degreaser is designed for heavier soil loads that lower alkaline products will not remove.

How do I apply Heavy Duty Degreaser?

Heavy Duty Degreaser is simply applied by a pump sprayer and stiff broom. This product will remove any petroleum based material, and produces a non-hazardous bio-degrabable waste material that is not be environmentally harmful. Heavy Duty Degreaser is meant to be used in accordance with our S-1 Surface Preparation. To learn more about applying Heavy Duty Degreaser, you may view the Technical Data Sheet online, or you can watch our application video here.

Where can I get Heavy Duty Degreaser?

Please click here to find the nearest Super-Krete Distributer near you, or call us directly at 1-800-995-1716!

July 29, 2011

Announcing the Concrete Decor Show 2012

Super-Krete will be exhibiting at the 2012 Concrete Decor Show! Click here to learn more about the event and how to attend.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
February 22-24th, 2012

July 27, 2011

Super News Summer 2011

Read the latest edition here!

July 19, 2011

Question of the Day: Top Sealer vs. Pene-Krete

Q: Hello, I’m wondering if you could counsel me as to the best product for my application. I am building a underground grotto and hot pool complex (stalactites hanging from the ceiling, sort of cavelike with the hot pool central), and I need to seal all the cement and without having a shiny, artificial appearance. It was recommended that I use Top Sealer S-8200 for my application, however I see on the website that is recommended only in a vertical application. Will this product be acceptable under water? Or would I be better with another one of your products, such as Pene-Krete S-1300?

A: Thank you for addressing the information on our website. Top Sealer is in fact the most popular sealer for rockscape, water fountains, etc. as it gives  a natural (invisible) appearance while providing the water protection. That is why it is mentioned as a vertical surface sealer – but the surfaces don’t necessarily need to be vertical. Pene-Krete is a different type of sealer but it is always recommended that all cementitious surfaces that are going to be coated or sealed should be used as an integral sealer to seal the pores within the concrete structures. In other words, perform the Pene-Krete spray application according to instructions first. After 24 hours apply the Top Sealer per instruction.

I hope this helps – thanks for asking all the right questions and feel free to call our tech department if you have further questions or need further assistance. 800-995-1716

July 13, 2011

Check out this project gallery!

Click here to see more SUPER photos from a  client of ours in Spain!

July 1, 2011