The History of Glasgow’s “Silicone King”
“SILICONE KING’s” proprietor started in business renovating property, and then moved into the business of offering a repair and improvement service to both the domestic and commercial markets. One of the job’s that was repeatedly requested, was for the removal and replacement of silicon and grout around baths and showers, which had become unsightly due to mildew, and/or even worse, the breakdown of the silicone seal or grout allowing damage to the fabric of the building.
Over the years “Silicone King” perfected their choice for using the right materials and the right technique for ensuring a water tight and professional silicone sealant finish time after time. “Silicone King” have been trading as a stand alone service since 2011.
It had become evident that getting a Glasgow Plumber or Tiler to deal with a leaking shower tray or bath sealant was sometimes difficult and not very effective. “Silicone King” has visited lots of jobs where customers had used general tradesmen to do the silicone with very varied results, from positively ham fisted, to at best “not bad”! A number of clients had tried the D.I.Y. approach with disastrous consequences, resulting in the seal allowing water through, and the finish looking as if they had more thumbs than fingers! Our clients prefer to use “Silicone King” because it’s easier, saves time and in most instances our sealant service comes with a guarantee .
Specialist silicone sealant and grouting service.
“Silicone King” realised a job of this nature required skill to be able to carefully remove existing silicone and grout and correctly reapply them properly, and that we could provide the public with a professional bespoke silicone sealant and grout service at your home or place of business.
What is Silicone (Caulk) Sealant?
Newly applied silicone caulk is a sealant with a tooth paste like consistency, and dries to a rubbery like finish. Typically silicone is used to seal sanitary fittings, but can be used anywhere that a waterproof seal is required between two non porous items where good adhesion can be achieved. Normally silicone comes in clear or white, but is available in a small range of alternative colours.
Silicone offers great flexibility while providing a waterproof seal. It is able to allow for natural expansion and contraction of adjoining substrates, and is therefore a great product for using around shower trays and baths etc. Alternative caulks/sealants do not offer this level of flexibility, which results in cracking, and consequently poor levels of waterproofing.
The only major drawback of silicone is that it cannot be over-painted, as the silicone contains oil which prevents the paint from bonding.