Heat and humidity: two big challengers for your bathroom’s sealant. While many products will claim to stand up to these wear-and-tear giants, few have the long-lasting and high-quality resistance to heat and humidity that bathrooms require.
While bathrooms need to stand up to heat and humidity pressures all year round, other environments also face varying levels of exposure. In the summer months, as temperatures rocket and humidity increases, sealant used in other areas of your home, such as the kitchen, on windows and doors, and even externally on pipes, cladding, etc., can start to show signs of disrepair.
Changing weather conditions affect all materials differently, and the sealant you use in and around your home is no exception. Poor-quality sealants can start to warp and crack as they expand and constrict in response to temperature changes. This not only looks unpleasant but can lead to leaks and cause greater damage down the line. Meanwhile, humidity is a prime factor in mould and fungal growth. If your existing sealant isn’t formulated to protect against this, again, it can be unpleasant to look at. However, mould and fungal growth can also negatively impact your health.
Using a poor-quality sealant can result in damage in a multitude of ways – to your personal health, to your home, and to your bank account. Replacing and repairing parts of your home that have been affected due to poor-quality sealant failures becomes costly. If you continue to reinvest in sealants that are not effective against heat and humidity, you will not only repeatedly have to pay out for repairs and replacements, but also have to go through the rigmarole time and time again.
However, if you choose to replace your existing sealant with a high-quality sealant that has a long-lasting resistance to heat and humidity, you could drastically reduce your costs over time, as well as your workload. One such sealant is BT1, aptly labelled the ultimate bathroom sealant and adhesive.
How did BT1 get this nickname? BT1 is a powerful hybrid polymer, formulated with revolutionary TRIBRID® technology that prevents and even kills bacteria and microbes. In fact, BT1 has been proven to reduce bacteria by up to 99.99%! Bacteria and microbes thrive in humid environments and are a prime cause of mould and fungal infestations – but with BT1, you needn’t worry about humidity helping breed a problem like this.
BT1’s unique formulation also makes it incredibly flexible and therefore hard-wearing in different temperatures. BT1 creates a powerful bond to a range of surface materials, including woods, metals, brickwork, concrete, fiberglass, glass, ceramics, and uPVC, so it’s extremely versatile. However, it’s BT1’s ability to withstand changes in heat by flexing with the base material which means it’s far more durable than other hybrid polymers available on the market.
BT1 stands up to hot and humid environments with ease, making it the only bathroom sealant you’ll ever need. Get your hands on BT1 today, available online and in-store at our retail partner, Wickes.