What's the best ARDEX levelling compound for my project? What's the best ARDEX levelling compound for my project?

What's the best ARDEX levelling compound for my project?

The type of levelling and smoothing compound required depends on the project and the condition and intended final use of the subfloor, for example, loads in service, use in domestic or commercial locations, abrasion resistance and cleaning regimes etc.

ARDEX manufacture a wide range of latex-based and water-based smoothing and levelling compounds ideal for all projects. Our range includes products suitable for internal and external use, ultra quick-drying products which allow the floor to be walked on in as little as 30 minutes for same-day turnarounds, and deep fill products ideal for levelling floors up to 50mm.

For problem floors, especially on refurbishment projects, ARDITEX NA provides the ultimate solution, with excellent adhesion to almost all substrates without the need to prime, including flooring grade plywood, ceramic tiles, steel, and even over old bitumen adhesive residue.

If you’re working alone, the extended working time of ARDEX K 39 means fresh mixes can be easily smoothed into existing pre-applied material up to 40 minutes after application, giving you more time to create the perfect floor with no trowel marks, ridges, joint marks or additional preparation the next day.

For those jobs where time is tight, where you discover unexpected smoothing is needed, or when you need to get back on the floor as quickly as possible (such as communal areas/walkways/halls or retail and leisure spaces with overnight refurbishments planned), ARDEX K 55 FAST is the solution. With excellent flow and levelling characteristics, it's suitable for most common subfloors and can be applied up to 10mm thick. You can start fitting as soon as your adhesive trowel doesn’t damage the surface… usually in as little as 60 minutes for applications of 3mm.

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