The quality of an underlayment can make all the difference between a smooth flooring system application and a troublesome one. This has encouraged Sika South Africa to launch a new self-levelling screed, Sikafloor-200 Level.
Peace of mind
Sikafloor Level cementitious product range meets or exceeds all the latest standards and requirements for both new work and refurbishments. They provide customers with peace of mind by providing a high quality and reliable underlayment for most hard and soft surface floor coverings.
Sikafloor-200 Level is a very low emission, cement based, self-levelling compound. Suitable for interior and exterior residential and non-industrial applications, Sikafloor-200 Level is ideal for filling, smoothing and levelling of suitable substrates; before applying parquet, ceramic tiles, seamless resin floors, textile and elastic floor coverings.
This flooring system has applications in manufacturing industries, institutional, residential and domestic buildings as well as levelling of pre-cast concrete planks and pre-levelling for roof membranes.
Alternative to the conventional
It is important to consider that screed products are alternatives to conventional methods. They have been developed to address specific issues and improve on conventional methods, making them an extremely viable alternative. Both cost and time are substantially reduced by the rapid-setting nature of the products and the better control over the outcome of the finished floor.
Why use a self-levelling screed?
The decision to use a self-levelling compound must be made when the choice of floor covering to be installed is established. Resilient floor coverings tend to mold to the substrate tightly, which reveals any (even very minor) substrate imperfections, while a carpet simply hides them – neither being the required result. Therefore, ensuring a good-looking perfect floor necessitates a flat, level and smooth substrate.
Self-levelling cementitious compounds require minimal application effort and can effectively level out large floor surfaces quickly. The thinner consistency of these self-levelling compounds, compared to other types of cement screeds, facilitates easy and effective filling of uneven areas.
Why SIKAFLOOR-200 LEVEL?
Two competitive edges of Sikafloor-200 Level are the pot life of ~40minutes at +20°C and its foot-traffic readiness after ~ 4 hours. Other valuable product and end-result features include very low emissions, improved surface finishes, increased durability, enhanced safety and improved appearance.
Benefits of using Sikafloor-200 Level:
• frost resistant
• self levelling
• rapid hardening
• suitable for application on subfloor heating systems
• layer thickness 3-40 mm (50 mm filled)
• high level of hardness and strength
• low tension
• can be pumped
• suitable to build bonded screeds under ceramic tiles on cementitious substrates
• standard Sikafloor acrylic primers give excellent bonding to the Sikafloor Level products.