While concrete may not be your first thought when you are designing your shower and bath, it has increasingly become a common material used. It provides a sleek, modern look all while being extremely easy to clean. Since concrete does not have grout and joints where mold can build up, it requires less cleaning and maintenance than a traditional tiled shower.

The biggest problem with using concrete in your shower is the materials porosity. Concrete is very porous by nature, which allows the absorption and passage of water through untreated concrete. Therefore, it is important to properly seal your concrete showers, baths, and sinks with a high quality concrete sealer.

There are two options when it comes to sealing a concrete shower or bath. A natural finish, penetrating sealer or a durable concrete coating.

If you are not looking to change the look or appearance of the concrete shower or bath, a penetrating concrete sealer is going to be an excellent choice. The Siloxa-Tek 8510 is the deepest penetrating, highest performing and longest lasting penetrating concrete sealer. Comprised of almost 100% actives, it is able to reduce moisture seepage and prevent mold and mildew growth. This proprietary {silane/siloxane} concrete sealer dries completely clear and three or four wet-on-wet coats are required for optimal protection. Let the Siloxa-Tek 8510 fully cure for at least 24 hours before taking a shower or running the shower/bath water.

Penetrating concrete sealers leave natural finishes so the concrete will not be slippery when wet.

If you are looking to aesthetically enhance the concrete shower or bath with a decorative sheen, or if you are looking to change the color of the concrete shower or bath completely, a durable concrete coating like the Wear-Tek 4400 is the product to use. The Wear-Tek 4400 is a durable coating that will not delaminate, peel or yellow. It will also make organic growth easy to clean and will keep water from seeping through the concrete itself. It can be slippery when wet so a matte additive can be added at the time of application to bring down the sheen or a slip resistant additive can be used to increase traction.

Why Ghostshield?

Siloxa-Tek 8510 Penetrating Water & Salt Repellent Concrete Sealer: Buy Now

  • Reduces water seepage by up to 95%
  • Resists mold & mildew reducing cleaning frequency
  • Leaves a natural finish, will not change the look of the shower or bath
  • Non-yellowing and UV stable. Will never peel, flake or delaminate
  • Not recommended for Ardex or synthetic light weight concrete feather finishes.

Wear-Tek 4400 High Gloss / Wet Look Decorative Sealer: Buy Now

  • Stops water seepage
  • Prevents the growth of mold & mildew reducing cleaning frequency
  • Leaves a high gloss / wet look finish, enhancing and darkening the substrate
  • Available clear or colored
  • Non-yellowing and UV stable
4400 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Wear-Tek 4400

Moisture Cure Urethane

8510 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Siloxa-Tek 8510

Water, Salt & Oil Repel +

Published Monday 15th of July 2024 // Updated Tuesday 31st of May 2022

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