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LevelQuik RS (Rapid Setting) Self-Leveling Underlayment helps level floors prior to the installation of ceramic tile, natural stone, resilient flooring, carpet, wood and other floor coverings. This quick-setting underlayment can be applied to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) thick in one pour and seeks its own level in minutes. With proper installation, the use of LevelQuik RS can achieve an extra heavy rating for high impact use in food plants, dairies, breweries and kitchens. LevelQuik RS helps eliminate installation problems such as bond failure, crumbling and staining of resilient flooring caused by the free moisture found in traditional underlayment.
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HOW MANY SQUARE FEET WILL ONE BAG COVER

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September 10, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
September 11, 2012
One bag of Level Quick will cover approx 45 to 50 sq ft at 1/8" thick. Thank You
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Handyhomeowner
Baton Rouge, LA
November 10, 2013
Obviously depends on thickness, but you can think of it this way -- the volume of one bag, when mixed with water, fills one 5 gallon bucket almost to the top. It's a stack of pancakes in a bucket. At 1/8 inch, you might be able to get 50 sq ft. At 1/4 inch, 25 sq. ft. At 1/2 inch, 12.5 sq ft.
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Beefjrkytime
Southeast PA
October 31, 2012
I covered a standard closet space with one bag and ended up with about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness all over. Off the top of my head I would say the closet is 30" by about 70" (I fitted two 30" bifold doors with about 4-5" extra space on each side of the rough opening. Some of the material flowed out of my anchored strip of wood that acted as a dam or a form at the closet opening but probably less than one cup was lost there. I also lost maybe another cup that flowed down a crack in the concrete floor where the drain pipe for the washer goes through the concrete. I used masking tape to plug it as best I could but saw it physically swirling down that hole. The product eventually skinned and stopped flowing down though. Hope this helps.
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Can you mix the compound in a wheelbarrow or large trash can? Is there a way to slow the potting time?

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Falls Church, VA
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August 9, 2014
I'm concerned that I don't have enough time to mix one bag in a 5-gallon bucket, pour and screed, then mix a new batch and pour the new mix on top of the old, potted mix. I'm thinking of mixing 3-4 bags in either a wheelbarrow or a tall (32-gallon) trash can and dumping the whole mix at once. Is there a problem or risk doing it this way? Or, is there a slower-potting version of this compound? Thank you.
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Steve
Wellsville, NY
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August 10, 2014
The areas I did seem to be much smaller than your project. What you mix it in shouldn't make a difference just remember to add the compound, a little at a time, to the measured amount of water stirring as you go. I think a 1/2" drill with a paddle blade will be mandatory for that amount of compound. Your bucket should be round and flat on the bottom so no compound can hide in the corners. I found that using a little extra water slowed the curing time with no ill effects. The water will rise to the surface and evaporate off. Finally, since the mixed product is pretty watery be sure to seal (I used acrylic caulk) any holes or cracks that the mix can escape through. I learned this lesson the hard way :) Preparation is 80% of the job, Good Luck.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
August 11, 2014
A 32-gallon trash can can be used for mixing 2 bags. More than 2 bags will be too heavy. Mix for no more than 2 minutes. Use cool water. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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BrianDC
August 12, 2014
Trash can would be best. You can mix it all at once, but you'll need a strong drill and a large paddle to mix it fast. And it'll be a couple hundred pounds so have help. This is the RS for rapid set. There's also an ES (I think it's special order) that is extended set. If you're mixing in one big batch either should be OK to use. Just make sure you seal up any cracks or holes as this stuff will find a path if there is one - IE around toilet flanges, walls, etc. I usually put some caulk or spray foam around all the edges that way you have some wiggle room. It's easy to rip the foam out after it dries and fill in any voids it leaves with mortar.
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Tommyboy
Mineral City, OH 44656, USA
August 10, 2014
The best way to mix this is by following the directions to a tee. Mix in a bucket with the proper amount of water using a drill with a mixing attachment until it attains the consistency needed. Mixing ant other way would be difficult and would likely not work as well.
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MeCzech
Yorktown, NY
August 10, 2014
Since the product is little bit costly and we needed to cover quite large areas, we did not experiment and just strictly followed instructions. It hardened pretty fast. I think it does not matter how many bags you mix at the same time if you are able to work with mix really fast.
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can this be poured over a wood floor?

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July 20, 2015
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Tommyboy
Mineral City, OH 44656, USA
July 21, 2015
Yes, it works great on a wood floor. You must seal any holes or cracks which would allow it to flow through to the area below. For example a first floor bathroom has cracks between the boards on the sub-floor and maybe a hole where some plumbing went at one time. You must block off the holes and cracks with something. Depending on the size of the hole or crack you could just use tape or caulking (over small cracks) or floor filler like water putty over large holes and cracks. Then you must prime the floor with the primer suggested by the same manufacturer and you are ready to pour.
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answer 2
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CustomBuildingProducts
July 21, 2015
It can be poured over exterior grade plywood as well as OSB. The plywood must be primed with the Level Quik Latex Primer and you must also use metal lath. Also when installing over plywood, the pour must be a minimum of 1/2" thick in a single application. For further information, please contact our technical service department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
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Larry
Michigan, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 28, 2015
Yes, Levelquik may be used over plywood and OSB. Check the manufacturer's instructions for additional minimum structural requirements and product limitations related to wood substrates.
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ajtile
Bothell, WA, USA
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July 21, 2015
It can but first you have to attach either expanded metal lath or its' plastic equivalent. Directions are on the back of the bag.
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I saw an instructional video where they had multiple buckets ready, can I mix 3 or 4 buckets and pour or will it set just as quick in the bucket?

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Joe
Fort Collins, CO
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February 10, 2013
Or is it better to have 1 person mix while I pour and scree? Thanks much
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FixerGammy
Vista, CA, USA
February 12, 2013
I personally would not risk it unless you are doing a small area and you are in great shape. It sets up pretty quickly. Mine set up within 5 to 10 minutes max - start to finish, and you will need to pour, smooth out a bit, and then get to the next bucket.
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Charles
California
February 12, 2013
1 person mix, 1 screed is the best option if your doing an entire room or large square footage.

If your alone, mix 1/2 or full buckets, pour/screed/feather edges go mix the next button repeat and you'll get the same result but it takes a little longer.
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OKL1
February 11, 2013
This stuff sets pretty quickly. If it is just you doing it alone you will be challenged getting multiple batches mixed,poured and spread all together. If you have help and a number of mixers it could work. Good luck!
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 12, 2013
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. It is better to have one person mixing while the other pours and screed. Level Quik is a fast setting material that has a 30 min. pot life. If you need further assistance please contact our technical department at 800-272-8786
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Can levelquick be mixed in very small amounts and what are the ratios

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Newark Ohio
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March 21, 2015
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CustomBuildingProducts
March 23, 2015
For small amounts levelquik can be mixed at 2 parts of powder to 1 part of water. Make adjustments either adding small amounts of powder or water to ensure a pancake mix consistency.
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DIY44
San Marcos,Tx
March 22, 2015
My answer is yes. When I used this product I mixed it wetter than the directions called for and it worked excellent for me. Don't be afraid to expeiment with the water ratio because adding more water will only cause it to take longer to set up but it makes it easier to work with.
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Tommyboy
Mineral City, OH 44656, USA
March 22, 2015
Yes, you can mix what you need, a cup if you wish. You can either break down the ratio mathematically or just add enough water to make it as thick as pancake batter.
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Can this product be used over old thinset?

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SJH1
Bailey, CO
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August 22, 2015
I just removed the existing tile from my bathroom. The thinset is still there as well as the cement board. Do I need to remove the old thinset and or the cement board or can I use product this over the old thinset and tile over that?
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Tommyboy
Mineral City, OH 44656, USA
August 25, 2015
Yes, as long as you have the room in height, the product is not loose and you apply primer first you'll be fine.
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CustomBuildingProducts
August 24, 2015
The floor must be solid and free from loose dust that prevents good bond. Prime with LevelQuik Latex Primer. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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MeCzech
Yorktown, NY
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August 24, 2015
If cement board and thinset are solid (not broken) I would not hesitate to use it if the thickness of levelquik will be according to mfr recommendations.
This is partial copy of mfr specification for levelquik product:

Uses
Suitable as an Underlayment for:
Vitreous, semi-vitreous or non-vitreous tile
Ceramic, mosaic or quarry tile
Impervious porcelain and glass tile
Cement-based precast terrazzo
Natural stone tile
Carpet
Wood, parquet
Vinyl composition tile (VCT)
Sheet vinyl flooring
Laminated flooring
Suitable Substrates
Absorbent concrete
Non-absorbent concrete
Lightweight concrete
Gypsum-based underlayments
Existing ceramic tile
Cement terrazzo
Exterior grade plywood
OSB
Cutback adhesive residue
Prepared VCT
Composition of Product
LevelQuik© is a proprietary dry blend of copolymers, cements, and
inorganic chemicals.
Benefits of Product in the Installation
Can be applied from feather edge to 1.5" (3.8 cm) thick in a single
pour
Reduces bond failure and crumbling of resilient flooring
Cures fast and develops high early strength for quick installation
Rated for Extra Heavy use per ASTM C627
Rated for Residential use over wood subfloors with joists to 24" (61
cm) per ASTM C627

Limitations to the Product
For interior use only.
Do not bond directly to hardwood, Luan plywood, particle board,
parquet, cushion or sponge-back vinyl flooring, metal, fiberglass or
plastic. Contact CUSTOM technical services for recommendations.
Do not use when the temperature is below 50°F (10°C) or above 90°F
(32°C).
Do not use as a permanent wear surface.
Do not use on sloped surfaces that require drainage.
Precautions should be taken when applying over post-tensioned
concrete, pre-stressed concrete or prefabricated concrete planks.
Contact CUSTOM technical services for further details.
For installations over metal decks, contact CUSTOM technical services
for recommendations.
Packaging
50 lb
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CustomBuildingProducts
August 24, 2015
The bond of the LevelQuik will only be as good as the old mortar is bonded to the cement board. This is not a recommended application but if you have no other option i would recommend priming the existing surface with the Level Quik Latex Primer and then once that dry pour the leveler. The leveler is not recommended as a wear surface so you want to be sure to cover it with another floor covering. Also, you want to check on the thickness of the plywood under the cement board to make sure it will support the weight of the leveler along with your new tile installation. For further information please contact our technical service department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
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I need help with a self leveling cement question

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Kate
Lansing, Michigan
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June 23, 2015
How much self leveling cement will I need to use to cover a 5 foot by 5 foot area to a level of 1/2 inch?
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June 25, 2015
One bag should do it. I usually use 1 bag per normal sized bathroom (5x7) floor before I tile. Be sure to caulk all around the room at the bottoms of the walls, toilet flange, and any other holes. Plus don't forget about the doorway. I screw down a piece of wood in the doorway and caulk the seams. This stuff flows like water and it will find any holes. Any caulk will do, but make sure you give it some time to dry before you pour the leveling cement.
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CustomBuildingProducts
June 26, 2015
Each 50 lb bag will cover approx 12 square feet at 1/2" thick so you will need 3 bags. Please be sure to prime the area you are leveling with the Level Quik Latex Primer, otherwise you will not get a good bond with the Level Quik. For more information please feel free to contact our technical service department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
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ajtile
Bothell, WA, USA
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June 25, 2015
The bag states that it will cover 60 sq. ft. 1/8", I find that they seldom provide the coverage stated on the bag. I figure 45 sq. ft. @ 1/8". So for your floor I'd try 2 bags and be careful not to overfill. If your on concrete just prime the floor as directed first and let it dry then self level. If your on a wood subfloor there are further steps you have to take to prevent cracking and product loss because it will find every little crack or opening and pour through and make a mess somewhere you don't want it. I also go around the perimeter of the room with "Great Stuff" spray foam insulation, a very fine bead to seal openings and then use something to dam the doorway to keep self level in the room. Good luck.
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Is one inch thick the maximum thickness that Level Quick can be poured? Could one inch be poured, allowed to cure, then another inch poured on top?

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rattailcomb
Batesville Arkansas
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February 20, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 21, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Yes you can pour a second layer of up to 1". The surface must be primed with the Level Quik Latex Primer.
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RAnst4038
Jacobus, PA, USA
March 16, 2012
Yes, I don't see any problem with that. It's concrete & it gets hard in 4 hours.
The directions say you can pour more on top up to 12 hours later. I would wait 8 hours then pour more.
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do I need to remove old vinyal flooring,or how do I prepare the floor before using?

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harley
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December 4, 2011
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
December 5, 2011
If the vinyl is not cushion or sponge back and it it bonded solidly to the floor then you may be able to pour the Level Quik over it. If this is over plywood the plywood under the vinyl must be a minimum of 1 1/4" thick over 16" on center joists. If this over concrete then the substrate deosn't have any special requirements. In either case the surface of the vinyl must be completely roughened and then you must apply the Level Quik Latex Primer and then once it's dry tack down metal lath. Once this is all done you can pour the Level Quik from 1" to a feather edge in a single application. If you need further assistance contact the technical department at 800 272-8786 option 2
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buckeyes1t
March 21, 2012
search for the manufacturer datasheet on google. the datasheet tells how to prepare the surface before you put down this self leveling cement.

in general, you need to scrape up all of the old flooring and get down to a solid surface the cement will bond to. be careful scraping up the tiles because they may have asbestos in them. to be on the safe side, i would send one out for testing, search google for asbestos test kits. they are $20 or so, and well worth protecting your lungs. good luck.
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does level quick need a bonding agent before applying thinset

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casey
New Jersey
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March 6, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 7, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. LevelQuik does not require a bonding agent before applying thinset.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 12, 2012
Yes, any surface you are leveling requires the use of the Level Quik Latex Primer. Thank You
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Can this product be used on a wood subfloor?

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June 25, 2015
Yes, I do it all the time. Just make sure to paint the floor with the primer product first so it doesn't suck out all the moisture in the cement too quickly.
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CommunityAnswer
May 5, 2015
No, this product is for use on concrete floors.
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can I pour a second coat over first to even out little dips and do I need to prime those areas

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rocknapper
texas
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July 30, 2012
I poured over a primed hardiback boarded floor, but still have a few uneven spots, thus my question
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
July 31, 2012
You can pour a second layer over the first and you do need to prime the top layer with the LQ Latex Primer before hand. Thank you
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Garrick
Buffalo, NY, USA
October 16, 2012
After 12 hours I would prime again, or add primer to the mix as I did, which worked great
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Can I use this product for my outside patio approximately 95 square feet area?

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Bermuda
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May 22, 2013
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drock
California
May 23, 2013
LevelQuik is typically used in a sub-flooring application and not as a final finish. It is used to level a surface in preparation for top flooring such as wood, laminate, linoleum or tile.
Using this product on an outdoor patio in preparation for tiling (for example) is perfectly acceptable; But I wouldn't suggest it as a final finish. It WILL flake and crack over time and you will have a much larger mess to deal with.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
May 23, 2013
Hello, yes the Level Quik can be used in an exterior installation as long as you plan to install tile or stone over it. It can not be used as a wear surface.
Thank You
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The concrete floor is already sealed with an epoxy paint. Will this product adhere to it?

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NY
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July 7, 2015
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July 9, 2015
Although the suggested method of installation previously mentioned may be successful, we would prefer the following application; Clean the epoxy coating. Apply Custom's MBP Multi-surface Bonding Primer. When dry, pour the LevelQuik RS a minimum 3/16". Keep in mind the MBP will bond to the Epoxy, however you are relying in the bond of the epoxy to the substrate. If in doubt of the adhesion of the epoxy to the concrete, mechanically remove, then install the SLU in the traditional manor, LQ latex primer then the LQ RS. When applied this way, the SLU can go from feather edge up to 1.5" in a single pour.

If you have any further questions please call tech services @ 800 272 8786 option 2.
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Tommyboy
Mineral City, OH 44656, USA
July 8, 2015
As long as the epoxy is not going to loose it's grip on the concrete floor below you won't have any problems. You must scuff the surface with course sandpaper to eliminate any shine or glossy finish and then follow with the primer made for this product. It will adhere to the epoxy and be as strongly bound to the floor as the epoxy is.
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DIY44
San Marcos,Tx
July 8, 2015
This product will work just fine.
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can level quick be used to level out cement floor with pebbles on it

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Botzi
Hamilton, Texas
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July 11, 2014
I have a closed in patio that has a cement floor with small pebbles on it. Many of the pebbles have now come off and I want to put down tile. Will levequik fill in between these pebbles so I can lay the tile. Will have son doing the job as I am too old to do it myself
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July 13, 2014
Unfortunately to get the best quality job you would be better off to remove the remaining pebbles or grind them down even to the concrete surface. Level quik does seek its own level, but may not completely cover every pebble when doing so. I hope this helps.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
July 14, 2014
Yes, LevelQuik RS can be used on the enclosed patio. Use MBP Multi-Surface Bonding Primer. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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BrianDC
July 13, 2014
I would say yes, but I would be sure to treat the pebbled floor with the bonding agent first.
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How long does it take to harden? How thick? 20 sq ft.

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Izzy
Manhattan NYC
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October 3, 2012
How long will it take the slc to set? I am doing the bathroom and plan on taking all the fixtures out, including the toilet, in a 20 sq foot area floor. How thick will this get if I applied the complete 50 pound bag?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
October 3, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. LevelQuik RS typically sets to a walkable hardeness 2 - 4 hours. For more information please contact our technical department at 800-272-8786.
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FixerGammy
Vista, CA, USA
October 8, 2012
This will harden within about 5 hours and is walkable in about 24 hours. It sets up pretty fast, in only about 10 minutes, so you will need to do your spreading/leveling fast.. Based on your dimensions you might be doing a 5 by 4 room. I did a 6 by 8 room and it was about 1 inch thick. Although this is self leveling, it depends on you spreading it all over the floor first, otherwise this will affect how thick it is in places.
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Can it be used on OSB subfloor?

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Boris
USA, Colorado Springs
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February 3, 2012
I need to level engineered OSB subfloor (with crawl space under it) in the basement before carpeting. The subfloor has dips up to 3/4" deep and 3 - 4 feet wide. When I've tried the Henry self leveling underlayment, it cracked after drying and detached from the floor. Will this product (LevelQuick) work better? Does it have any flexibility after drying? If no, please, advise an alternative. Thank you.
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 6, 2012
Level Quik can be poured over OSB but there is some surface prep that needs to be done otherwise it will fail. There is a lot of expansion and contraction with OSB once it gets exposed to moisture and most likely why the first attempt failed. What you need to do is first apply 10-15 mils of RedGard Waterproofing & Crack Prevention membrane over the OSB and then once thats dry tack down some metal lath and then you can pour the Level Quik. The self leveler must be poured a minimum of 1/4". The RedGard will help with the moisture issue and the metal lath helps keep the leveler attached to the OSB. The data sheet which has this installation method on it is located on the Custom Building Products web site at www.custombuildingproducts.com
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SteelToes
Chicago IL
February 6, 2012
Hello Boris and thank you for your question.

Boris both of the products Level Quick and Henry will work in this application if surface is properly prepared.

This is from the Installation booklet for over the OSB installations;

***OSB underlayments should be coated with 10 – 15 mils
of Regard Waterproofing & Crack Prevention
Membrane. Metal lath must be fastened to the OSB
ever 6" – 8" (15 – 20 cm).A minimum of 1/4" (6 mm)
of LevelQuik RS can be applied over this properly
prepared OSB.

Also having said this is an installation over crawlspace manufacturer recommends following as well;

***Moisture vapor transmission should be less than 6 lb
(1.8 kg) per 1000 ft2(92.9 M2) per day in accordance
with ASTM F1869 or equivalent. If vapor transmission
exceeds the recommended maximum, contact
Custom Building Products Technical Services(800-282-8786) for
further assistance.

Hope this helps.

George How-To-Community.
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can this be poured over ceramic tile

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warminster
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August 31, 2015
Yes, this product can be used over tile if desired.
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September 12, 2015
Yea, just make sure you rough it up first and use a primer.
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Is it possible to tint or add color to the mixture?

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BigBird
Dallas, Texas
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August 24, 2015
I have a small area to pour and the wife would like the floor to be an earth tone tint.
Is it possible to use pigment powder to achieve the tint she wants with out causing chemical disruption?
I ask because this would allow me to complete two tasks at the same time.
Thanks, RH
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scybok
Marengo, Indiana
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
August 25, 2015
LevelQuik is not a finished floor product. It is meant to level floor as an underlayment for flooring to be laid on. I would not recommend using the product as a finished floor.
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CustomBuildingProducts
August 25, 2015
No, do not mix any pigments with the LevelQuik Underlayment. Adding another component to the mix will unbalance the formulation affecting performance (not leveling) and structural stability (shrinking and cracking.)
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ajtile
Bothell, WA, USA
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August 26, 2015
You may be able to do this, since it's a small floor and it was me I'd give it a try. My greater concern is the fact that the self leveling product is NOT a wear surface and it will not stand up to foot traffic, it is an underlayment made to level floors and made to be covered with a finish material.
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proportional mixing of SLC to water

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gbmac65
indiana
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April 12, 2012
Hello,
I have several bags of your product, but i dont want to mix an entire bag at once do to individual prepping of each of my rooms and the fast set time of your product. Do you have a mix ratio of product : to : water? So i can mix a small amout at a time, rather then the entire bag.
Thank you
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 13, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Please mix have the contents into half the liquid required. Please contact our intallation division for further info. (800)272-8786
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PappaGrande
Tampa, FL, USA
March 11, 2013
The water to dry product ration is critical to have the mixture flow and adhere to the under surface. I just mixed 3 three batches. I weighted out 1/2 of the bag (25 #) using a bathroom scale and placing the dry mixture in a couple of heavy duty garbage bags..In a 5 gallon bucket place 1/2 of the recommended water amount, Mix according to the directions and use up the entire product that was mixed up.
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November 26, 2015
I am filling the termite tracks in my mobile home so I don't need a huge amount. Here is a rough estimate from my calculations (I can't guarantee total accuracy):

1 1/3 cup LevelQuik + 1/2 cup water (maybe add up to 1 tsp. more if too thick)

Hope that helps :)
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