Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Laminate and parquet flooring are popular flooring materials that can last for years. To do this, you need to choose the right class of moisture and wear resistance. But at the same time, it is important to process the joints between the panels in rooms where moisture can appear (kitchen, bathroom, toilet, hallway). Because through the places where the boards fit, water penetrates inside and spoils the appearance of the floor (swelling, deformation). This also applies to tiles prone to mold and mildew in the joints. Our experts have selected the TOP-12 best joint sealants for long-lasting and attractive floor coverings.
- Rating of the best laminate and tile sealants
- The best sealants for parquet and laminate
- Bostik Clic Protect
- GAP FILLER Vermeister
- KIM TEC Parkett Laminat
- MasterTeks ProfiMaster
- Click Guard
- TYTAN 17171
- SOUDAL sealant for floors, parquet, laminate
- Pufas Click-Safe
- The best tile sealants
- Quelyd 007
- Krass Sealant, Silicone, Kitchen & Bath, 8711595055604
- Sanitary silicone sealant Tytan UPG
- Sanitary silicone sealant Soudal
Rating of the best laminate and tile sealants
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best sealants for parquet and laminate||1||Bostik Clic Protect||342 r|
|2||GAP FILLER Vermeister||493 r|
|3||KIM TEC Parkett Laminat||RUB 200|
|4||MasterTeks ProfiMaster||149 r|
|5||Click Guard||279 r|
|6||TYTAN 17171||229 r|
|7||SOUDAL sealant for floors, parquet, laminate||403 RUB|
|8||Pufas Click-Safe||RUB 488|
|The best tile sealants||1||Quelyd 007||477 r|
|2||Krass Sealant, Silicone, Kitchen & Bath, 8711595055604||198 RUB|
|3||Sanitary silicone sealant Tytan UPG||360 RUB|
|4||Sanitary silicone sealant Soudal||297 r|
The best sealants for parquet and laminate
Let's start with sealants for parquet boards and laminate panels. Applying glue to the locks will prevent water from entering and causing swelling. Experts have selected the 8 best sealants that received the largest number of positive reviews from craftsmen and those who made repairs with their own hands.
Bostik Clic Protect
In the first place is a laminate sealant from the French manufacturer Bostik. The sealant is produced in a tube with a volume of 125 g. It is designed for the lock assembly of parquet and laminate boards, as well as for 'floating' laying. The gel has good fluidity and is squeezed out without effort. The lack of a specific color makes it suitable for any shade of laminate – even if there are extra marks on the surface, they will not be noticeable. The manufacturer states that one tube should be enough for a 10 m² installation. But the masters in the reviews advise, when calculating the amount of materials for purchase, to divide this indicator by two. Experts also recommend gluing only the upper tongue, otherwise it will be problematic to disassemble the laminate, if necessary.
Our experts considered the sealant to be the best for laminate flooring, as it remains elastic throughout its life. It is suitable for high traffic areas (entrance hall, kitchen). Despite frequent user passages, the sealing of the joints will not be compromised by vibration and pressure.
- dries quickly;
- remains elastic;
- leaves no traces;
- wet cleaning allowed.
- sticks strongly, and it will no longer be possible to disassemble the laminate without damaging the locks;
- the tube has a wide nose;
- unpleasant smell.
GAP FILLER Vermeister
In second place is a sealant from the Italian manufacturer Vermeister. The product is available in 300 ml tubes and is intended for installation in a mounting gun. The tube has a long plastic spout that facilitates the precise delivery of the substance into the joints. The sealant contains acrylic, which adds elasticity and strength to the material, as well as water-repellent properties. After hardening, the gel is able to stretch and contract, repeating the movements of the floor. The adhesive has no alcohol or solvent, so you don't have to breathe bad odors while working. In the reviews, buyers share that the baseboards can be glued with a sealant so as not to mess with self-tapping screws.
Experts considered the sealant the best for laminate flooring due to the wide range of colors that the manufacturer offers. You can buy glue in shades: oak, dark walnut, dussia, maple, medium walnut, as well as in white or gray. This allows you to make the seal completely invisible on the laminate, which will increase the stylistic unity of the flooring.
- long and thin spout for precise feeding;
- does not contain alcohol;
- uncured layer can be easily removed with water;
- suitable for gluing skirting boards.
- you need a mounting gun;
- cannot be poured into expansion joints;
- for use, the room temperature must be above +10 degrees.
KIM TEC Parkett Laminat
Further, laminate and parquet sealant from KIM TEC. The product is created on the basis of acrylic with the addition of water and polymers. The substance is produced in a 310 ml tube. After hardening (occurs after 24-30 hours), the manufacturer even allows sanding of the material, which is optimal for parquet. The product does not contain solvent and silicone, so the smell is completely neutral. If later the laminate panel comes out of the grooves and breaks the plane, then it can be removed, cleaned the joint and put back. The masters in the reviews like the sealant for its quick-drying properties – you can walk on new floors after 3-4 hours. It is allowed to use the gel at a temperature of +5 degrees and above.
We consider this assembly adhesive to be the best due to the presence of rare shades, which are almost not available from competitors. The color scheme is presented by cherry and wenge. This product is suitable for sophisticated flooring and will not draw too much attention to itself.
- affordable cost;
- suitable for floor repair;
- no solvent;
- floors can be treated with parquet care products.
- an assembly gun is required;
- high adhesion – very little is required to apply, otherwise it will not peel off.
Fourth place behind MasterTeks ProfiMaster laminate sealant. This product is from Estonia. It comes in a 469 g tube and has a narrow spout with a cap. If the laminate is laid over several days, then the product in the container will not dry out and deteriorate. The product consists of acrylic with latex additives. This makes it durable and elastic at the same time. The manufacturer claims that with a layer width of 6 mm, one tube is enough for 12 running meters of a seam. Masters in the reviews confirm this expense. They also like the setting time of 5-10 minutes, which allows them to use the floors almost immediately after installation.
Our experts considered the sealant to be the best, not only because of its insulating properties, but also because of the strength of the joint. The product is also called 'liquid nails', since the initial adhesion force of the substance with other materials is 55 kg / m² at break. After hardening, this figure rises even more. The product should be paid attention to those who have children actively running on laminate floors and playing with a ball.
- affordable price;
- thin spout with a cap;
- high adhesive force;
- excess drops can be cleaned immediately with water.
- it will be possible to lay the laminate only once – disassembly is impossible;
- an assembly gun is required;
- high consumption.
The experts put a sealant from a German manufacturer on the fifth position. The product is available in a 130 g tube and has a thin but short spout for precise delivery of the product into the laminate joints. The sealant provides reliable protection of the panels from water ingress. After drying, the floors can be washed with a damp cloth, it is allowed to put a wet umbrella and shoes on them after rain. The manufacturer claims that the consumption of one tube is 8-10 m², but in practice this figure is 5-7 m². According to reviews, the gel does not corrode even a cheap sealing substrate, which means that it does not contain solvents and other aggressive components.
In our opinion this sealant is the best in terms of disassembly and reassembly of laminate flooring. The substance has no adhesive properties – it only repels water from the seams. This is practical if you want to lay the laminate now, but in the future there are plans to equip a warm floor under it. So it will turn out not to spoil the panels and walk on the beautiful floor material right now, and not keep it in the package, saving up funds for further repairs.
- has no color;
- high elasticity;
- dries within 10-20 minutes;
- surface residues are removed with water.
- high price;
- high consumption;
- there is an unpleasant smell.
And here is a sealant for wood from the Polish manufacturer TYTAN. The substance is produced in a tube for an assembly gun. The volume is 310 ml. The main component of the sealant for parquet joints is acrylic. The adhesive dries after 30 minutes and not only protects the joints of the laminate floor, but also preserves the integrity of the surface. The panels will not 'play' from constant stress on the same zones. The sealant does not crack after drying. Installation can be carried out indoors at a temperature of +5 degrees. The sealant is suitable for sealing gaps and joints up to 15 mm wide. This is especially liked in reviews for beginners who are laying laminate flooring with their own hands for the first time. Inevitable marriage can be disguised while maintaining the beautiful appearance of the floor.
The product belongs to the category of professional and is used by craftsmen for laying laminate not only in apartments and houses, but also in public places. Combined with low cost and good performance, the use of a sealant in large facilities will be cost effective.
- acceptable price;
- suitable for filling wide joints;
- you can glue the skirting boards;
- parquet grinding is allowed.
- there are few flowers on sale;
- shrinks 15%.
SOUDAL sealant for floors, parquet, laminate
The experts awarded the seventh place to the sealant from the Belgian brand SOUDAL. The product is available in a 310 ml tube and has a low price. For application, you will need an assembly gun. If the laying of the laminate is stretched over several days, the product will not dry out. After application, after 20 minutes, a durable water-repellent film appears. You can use the sealant at a temperature of +5 … + 30 degrees. When the substance is polymerized, it is allowed to grind and paint it (if the color of the paste differs from the color of the board). Acrylic dispersion is suitable for highly stressed floors with a surface movement of up to 15%.
This sealant is leading in terms of the permissible joint width – 20 mm. When laying laminate, the gap between the panels is controlled by a lock, but with a parquet board you can make a big mistake. As a result, the styling pattern will deteriorate. To align it, you will need to gradually increase the gap on one side. SOUDAL sealant will allow you to do this without compromising the tightness of the floor.
- affordable price;
- does not leave stains;
- no strong smell;
- varnishing allowed.
- the paste shrinks 15% – this must be taken into account when laying the panels;
- you cannot do without a mounting gun.
The last place in the category was taken by the sealant from Pufas. This is only due to its high price compared to other products from the review. The product is designed to prevent water and dirt from entering the laminate joints. For this, it contains wax and polyvinyl acetate dispersion. The viscosity is 10.000-12.000 mPas, which prevents air bubbles from accumulating and leaving channels for the passage of liquid. But the masters in the reviews warn that the installation must be done carefully, tightly fitting the joints, since it will no longer be possible to disassemble and re-lay the panels. The acidity of the sealant is 8-9 pH, but this does not harm the cork substrate placed under the laminate.
According to the editors of the magazine, this sealant is the best in terms of cost efficiency. One small tube of 250 g is enough for 10-15 m², which is equal to the area of most rooms. To use it, you do not need to buy an assembly gun – the agent is choked with fingers from a plastic tube.
- excess can be easily removed with a damp cloth;
- transparent color;
- high adhesion;
- stored in a closed tube for 4 years.
- disassembly and re-installation is not possible;
- high price;
- pronounced smell.
The best tile sealants
Although the tiles themselves are water resistant, moisture in the joints can undermine the substrate and cause the flooring to peel and swell. They also develop fungi and mold. Therefore, when laying tiles on floors and walls, it is important to fill the joints well with special compounds. Here are the top expertly selected ceramic and other tile sealants.
First comes the Quelyd 007 tile sealant, marketed as '7 in 1'. It is a versatile adhesive that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use on construction sites. It contains no silicone, solvent and isocyanates, so the product has a neutral odor. The craftsmen in the reviews are satisfied with the slight shrinkage, which helps to predict the shape of the joints between the tiles after drying. Users also like that when squeezed out, the substance does not foam and it is easy to accurately apply it on the side of ceramic tiles. The sealant cures from contact with the surrounding moisture, which provides further protection from water and maintains elasticity. The seams are resistant to chemical detergents and mechanical stress.
We have highlighted this tile sealant as the best in terms of UV resistance. Even if you finish the floor of an open veranda or terrace, the seams between the tiles will not crack from direct sunlight, which means the coating will remain waterproof and will last a long time.
- neutral smell;
- no solvents;
- minimal shrinkage;
- silicone and isocyanate free.
- high price;
- for some, it is too thick.
Krass Sealant, Silicone, Kitchen & Bath, 8711595055604
In second place in the category of the best tile sealants is a Swiss product. This is a colorless paste in a volume of 115 ml, which must be applied with an assembly gun. The manufacturer recommends using it for bathrooms and kitchens. The sealant is based on silicone, so the joints between the tiles remain flexible and ready to follow the movements of the flooring in the event of thermal expansion or vibration (if the building is next to a metro line or tramway). The adhesive has filling properties and can be applied at the joints between tiles and window sills.
Our experts consider this sealant to be the best for tiles in swimming pools and public showers (in gyms, in manufacturing). Among its components are fungicides that prevent the development of fungi and mold. Even after polymerization, the sealant becomes extremely resistant to hot water or chlorine, so the joints between the tiles will remain intact, despite everyday contact with an aggressive environment.
- sticks to any type of base;
- does not change color;
- prevents the formation of fungus;
- resistant to regular contact with water.
- the composition includes silicone, which causes an unpleasant odor;
- high consumption – one tube is enough for 5-8 m².
Sanitary silicone sealant Tytan UPG
The sealant is designed for use in toilets, bathrooms and kitchens. It can be used to seal the joints between the sink and the wall, shower trays, bathrooms, as well as in the joints between tiles, regardless of their installation location (floor, walls). The masters in the reviews like the product for its filling composition – it is convenient to apply it in the places where tiles adjoin plumbing fixtures (toilets, bidets, etc.). The paste adheres perfectly to glazed ceramics, glass and other building surfaces. The goods are manufactured in Poland, but there is no need to worry about its safety during transportation, since the gel can freeze and thaw once without losing its properties.
The main advantage of the sealant is resistance to the development of fungus between the tiles. The manufacturer gives a guarantee for this effect for up to 5 years. This duration is due to the special innovative UPG formula, which slows down the washout of the antifungal component during everyday cleaning.
- the sealant in the tube can withstand freezing down to -20 degrees, without losing its characteristics;
- the film appears after 15-25 minutes;
- adheres well to non-porous surfaces, such as the edges of ceramic tiles;
- does not deteriorate from regular heating of floors and walls (you can organize a warm floor in the bathroom).
- let's say one freeze cycle;
- only white, which is not suitable for all tile shades.
Sanitary silicone sealant Soudal
Rounding out the review category is a sealant from Soudal. The paste has a polysiloxane base, which provides extreme elasticity. When stretched, the substance is able to increase in length up to 800% according to the DIN53504 test standard. In the reviews, the masters are pleased that the sealant does not shrink at the joints of the tiles, maintaining its original shape up to 90%. Due to its stretching characteristics, the gel is suitable for filling gaps up to 30 mm wide. In this case, the depth of the gaps can be up to 15 mm. The sealant has a tensile strength of 1.60 N / mm², so the tiled surface will not crack from regular vibration.
We recommend this sealant for sealing gaps between tiles used outdoors (house doorstep, gazebo floor, terrace floor, etc.). Unlike other seals, this paste is so elastic that after hardening it can withstand frosts down to -60 degrees. The joints between the tiles will remain intact and airtight, despite the bad weather and harsh winters.
- stable consistency;
- skin formation after 7 minutes;
- the modulus of elasticity reaches 0.40 N / mm²;
- elongation at break up to 800%.
- high price;
- there is an unpleasant smell;
- cannot be glued between tiles and acrylic bathtubs.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.