Rated 5 out of 5¬†by 1
Rated 5 out of 5
¬†by wezzo Brilliantly simple to work with...
I used this product for the first time recently (12/05/2012) and found it absolutely amazing. I am a wood and laminate floor fitter, so have got a lot of experience with levelling compounds.
The massive benefit of this product is the liquid 5ltr latex that is added to the levelling powder. The system is pre measured, so simply all that's required is a flexible bucket (for ease of pouring), a mixing paddle, a drill and obviously your 2 part levelling compound. Pour the powder and the latex into a bucket and stir till the mix has no lumps and has the same texture as a thick milkshake. It's as simple as that. The consistency is perfect every time. Very useful if you have a large area and have to screed in sections, no messing.
The absolute tip of the century when using any levelling compound :
The amount of times I've seen even so called professionals leave air bubbles in a levelling job and the compound is left looking like the inside of a sponge cake is far too many! If this happens, the floor will have the structural integrity of a wet leaf.
To avoid this, after you have mixed the latex and the powder together, simply, tap the side of the bucket for a few minutes. You will see all the trapped air that was created in the mixing process rise to the surface and the air will be released. Scrape off the last stubborn bubbles that have come to rest on the surface and you will have a nice strong, smooth compound that will have strength and leave you looking like a professional.
Unless you're feathering in a patch repair, a second tip is to trowel the compound as least as possible. This stuff, with the perfect measured mix will do all the work for you as soon as you start pouring. Just move the compound around with a trowel to get even coverage and then leave it alone!
I highly recommend this product and will be suggesting it to my customers in the future.
I hope this has been of help. I've included a few pictures of a recent job I carried out using the ultra level.
19 May 2012