EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener

A colored dry shake concrete surface hardener with emery or silicon carbide added to increase abrasion resistance and allow for additional decorative effects.

EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener is an extremely abrasion resistant dry shake color hardener that contains emery and silicon carbide to provide additional wear resistance and sparkling decorative effects. It is ideal for areas of high volume pedestrian or vehicular traffic. It is available in a wide range of colors, and must be installed at the time concrete is placed.   Decorative effects can be created by lightly sandblasting fully cured applications, or by using LITHOCAST™ Surface Retarder 03 fine etch surface retarder at the time of installation. This will maximize slip resistance and reveal natural emery or silicon carbide aggregates that sparkle as pedestrians walk across the surface.

EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener creates a permanent colored surface that is harder and more abrasion resistant that ordinary concrete. The color is weather resistant, UV Stable, lightfast, and alkali resistant. It contains no materials that initiate, accelerate, or promote the corrosion of steel, coated metal, plastic, or rubber concrete reinforcements. EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener will not migrate from standing water, and can safely color concrete fountains, pools, water features, or concrete that will be polished and encounter damp or wet environments.   During installation, surfaces can be stamped or embossed using LITHOCHROME® Antiquing Release and LITHOTEX® Pavecrafters tools to simulate brick, wood, stone, or other patterns.