Has anyone had success leveling a tile or concrete floor using a self
leveling product such as Levelquick by Custom Builders, sold at Home
I am trying to level an old mosaic bathroom floor before laying 6 x 6
tiles. The surface is not flat enough to use this tile without some
leveling. Latex type levelers are not recommended under the thinset that
will be used to mount the tiles.
I tried Levelquick using the procedure called for on the product, exact
quantities of mix and water. I applied it over the recommended precoat,
and poured over the whole floor within 3 minutes of mixing. The product
is supposed to self level over the first 10 minutes after mixing and be
ready for tile in 4 hours. In theory, it should.level itself as long as
it is liquid.
My result was extremely disappointing. 24 hours after applying, half had
still not set up, and the floor was neither level nor flat. I removed
the product at 30 hours. The max depth was about 1/4 inch. Half came
right up easily, the other half , about 1/8 inch or less, had set up and
was difficult to remove. I do not know what the status was at 4 hours,
but even at 24 it was not ready to tile even if it had been level.
This product is the only one I can find on a weekend, and I would like
to get on with this project. Is there an alternative product that is
easily found? Or, can this Levelquick be made to work, such as by mixing
it thinner than the mfg suggests? I am afraid of maybe making it weak by
making it thinner. I cannot find a website for Custom , so guess no way
to contact them over the weekend.