Sika Scofield Lithochrome Color Hardener

Sika Scofield Lithochrome Color Hardener

Sika Scofield

interior & exterior applications

Quick Overview

    LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is used to add beautiful color - vibrant or subtle - into the surface of freshly placed concrete. This ready-to-use, powdered dry-shake hardener produces long-wearing horizontal surfaces ideal for pedestrian or vehicular traffic - indoors or out.

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LITHOCHROME Color Hardener provides more coverage with less product than competing color hardeners. The superior formulation is denser than competing color hardeners, resulting in approximately 75% more thickness when using LITHOCHROME Color Hardener at the same coverage rate.

Proven superior abrasion resistance

Based on test results, LITHOCHROME Color Hardener dramatically improves the abrasion resistance of concrete as compared to a control concrete of the same base composition finished and cured in a similar manner. The recommended application rate of LITHOCHROME Color Hardener provided over 34 times the abrasion resistance on a depth of wear basis as compared to the control. A higher application demonstrated over 100 times the control's performance.

Proven higher compressive strength

The compressive strength of a material is that value of uniaxial compressive stress reached when the material fails completely. The compressive strength is usually obtained experimentally by means of a compressive test. Based on a 2" x 2" cube compressive test, LITHOCHROME Color Hardener provided superior compressive strength after 31 days over competing color hardener products.

Better coverage rates result in reduced installation costs

By using properly graded aggregates in our color hardener we are able to extend our surface coverage rates. Most manufacturers recommend using 60 pounds per every 100 square feet. Our color hardener recommendation is for 50 pounds per every 100 square feet. LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is manufactured with well-graded aggregates resulting in better suspension at the surface of the concrete in its plastic state, allowing for complete coverage using less material.

Well-selected aggregates and pigments result in better color opacity

Manufacturers are faced with raw material drifts in color and different colors of sand indigenous to the location of the manufacturing facility. Providing consistent gradation and color for each new batch presents a challenge, but ensures that large jobs over a period of time look the same from beginning to end. LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is manufactured with specific color-selected aggregates for the most consistent coverage possible.

Surfaces enhanced with LITHOCHROME Color Hardener are

  • Nonfading, permanent colored surfaces
  • Durable in freeze/thaw conditions
  • Hard, dense and abrasion-resistant
  • Best for imprinting with LITHOTEX® Pavecrafters®
  • Cost-effective and easy-to-maintain

  • Packaging

    LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is available in easy opening 50-pound (22.7 kg) bags and pails. 10-pound (4.5 kg) pails are also available where smaller quantities are desired, as for use in flash broadcasting procedures.


    Coverage requirements vary according to intended use and color. For residential applications, the minimum coverage rate is 50 pounds per 100 square feet. For commercial applications or when a lightly sanblasted finish is required, a minimum of 90 pounds per 100 square feet is recommended. For heavy-duty applications, up to 120 pounds per 100 square feet may be used.

    Regardless of use, light colors and whites require minimum coverage rates of 90-120 pounds per 100 square feet. Scofield should be consulted for the minimum coverage rates of specific custom colors.

    Because of the difference in their relative densities, the above coverage rates result in approximately 75% greater thickness when using LITHOCHROME Color Hardener than if a metallic hardener were used at the same coverage rate.

    LITHOCHROME Color Hardener may be plastered onto freshly placed vertical surfaces at the rate of approximately 80 pounds per 100 square feet.

    Additional Information

    Manufacturer: Sika Scofield
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