BECOSAN® is an eco-friendly floor,
specialising in the treatment of cured concrete floors making them
smoother, abrasion resistant, cleaner and more beautiful than
conventional concrete floors.But did you know they are ecologically
The sustainable BECOSAN®
System involves grinding away the micro roughness to
leave a smooth finish, treating the floor with the
BECOSAN® Densifier which binds with the free lime
in the concrete to create a more durable finish. Finally, the
BECOSAN® Sealant is applied to make the surface
of the floor resistant to absorption of spilled liquids.
The eco-friendly BECOSAN® System floor
produces a reduced dust solution that, unlike an epoxy coating,
will last for many, many years.
The chemicals we use are certified as safe to use
The concrete densifier
BECOSAN® is a crystallised salt based solution which
binds with the free lime in the concrete to produce a denser and
abrasive resistant surface. It is not toxic in any
way and it is safe to pour directly into a drain.
The concrete sealer
BECOSAN® is a polymer based chemical which seals the
surface of the concrete making it resistant to liquid spills. This
also is non-toxic and is easy to dispose of.
Both chemicals are certified by BREEAM and LEED
as being safe to use both in the home and in commercial and
industrial settings. Our
Its daily use is better for the environment
One of the biggest problems with an untreated concrete floor is
Concrete dust is harmful to health, can ruin stock and can
damage machinery. The more dust the more it needs to be cleaned
The dusty slurry collected during the cleaning process cannot
just be dumped or poured down a drain as it will affect the ph
balance of the water system. In fact, in most countries it is
illegal to do so.
It must be disposed of in a local government disposal facility.
Normally, a gel is applied to the slurry to turn it into a solid
for easy disposal.
A floor treated with the eco-friendly BECOSAN® System
produces an order of magnitude less dust and therefore requires
much, much less cleaning. Less cleaning uses less water,
less detergent and there is less need to dispose of any slurry
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The alternative, epoxy coating, is very harmful to health
To reduce the amount of dust and reduce the amount of cleaning
required some companies coat the floor with an epoxy resin.
There are two problems with epoxy coatings from an ecological
perspective; the epoxy itself is chemically
harmful and the epoxy coating has a limited life.
Epoxy resin contains isocyanates. Isocyanates
are harmful to health causing irritation to the skin and mucous
membranes, lung tightening and other allergic reactions.
They are also carcinogenic and are known to
cause cancer in animals. A trained applicator will use gloves,
goggles and breathing apparatus to apply the epoxy coating.
When the epoxy is cured the health risks are minimised but the
problem with an epoxy coating is its longevity. It is common for an
epoxy coating to last only five years.
Removal of the epoxy requires grinding away the
substantive part of the coating then a solvent, like
acetone, which has its own health issues, is used to clean
away any remaining epoxy.
The slurry created during the grinding process is
toxic and will require disposal at a local authority
“In the same time that a BECOSAN® treated
floor will remain in good condition an epoxy surface may have been
replaced three or four times.”
Disposing of repeated cargos of toxic waste will never be good
for the environment. BECOSANÂ® really is the best solution
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