LEVELiTe F100 – Micro Finish Floor Levelling and Smoothing Compound test, 17.5kg bag

LEVELiTe F100


Micro Finish Floor Levelling and Smoothing Compound test

LEVELiTe F100 smooths and levels a wide range of porous and non-porous surfaces, giving you a high-strength finish so you can lay your floor coverings with confidence. Permits laying of floors just 15 minutes after application.

 

Surface Preperation


NOTE: For internal use only due to the inability to control environmental factors such as wind or heat. It
is recommended that direct to ground sub-floors be protected from rising damp to prevent dimensional
changes in the floor covering (confirm the maximum permissible moisture content that the floor covering
or adhesive can tolerate). LEVELiTe® is resistant to rising moisture and should not swell or delaminate if
exposed to reasonable moisture. Standard European practice has evolved that when vinyl flooring is to be
installed, the surface bed is to be sealed with an epoxy moisture barrier, or similar. VAPORiTe +PLUS®
epoxy moisture barrier system has been specifically developed for this purpose. Please refer to the
VAPORiTe +PLUS® data sheet. The surface must be hard, sound, dry and free of dust, dirt and other
materials such as grease, oil and paint.

All contaminants which can act as a barrier to effective bonding between the substrate and the smoothing
compound must be completely removed mechanically. Solvent based adhesive removers are not
recommended.

Concrete substrates must be sound, free of oils or wax, clean and dry. Unsound previously applied
smoothing compounds must be removed.
Adhesive residues on concrete must first be evaluated to establish that they are well bonded, totally
dry and hard. (Any shininess is indicative that they are still flexible). If these conditions are not met, the
adhesive must be mechanically ground off. LEVELiTe®F100 can be applied over these adhesive residues if
the above circumstances are in accordance with the requirements.
To promote adhesion on non-porous surfaces such as ceramics, iTe SLURRY should be applied with a
broom or brush and allowed to dry.

Due to its flow characteristics, sealing strip should be placed at doorways or where the screeding
compound is not desired.

Priming


Power-floated floors, epoxy coated floors and ceramic tiles it is necessary to prime with BONDiTe®. When
the primer is dry, apply LEVELiTe® F100 onto the primed surface. This may slow down the drying.

Mixing


Use 5.0 litres of water per 17 Kg bag of LEVELiTe®F100. For small applications do not exceed 1 litre of
water per 3kg of LEVELiTe®F100. Add the powder to the required amount of clean cool water in a clean
mixing container whilst using a +/- 600 RPM electric paddle mixer until a lump-free mortar is obtained. This
will take approximately 4 minutes. Scrape the inside of the mixing vessel to allow any unmixed product to fall into the mixed mortar. Briefly remix for another 30 seconds before discharging onto the primed floor.
Mixed LEVELiTe®F100 should be applied within 15 minutes at 20ºC. This time will be extended under
colder conditions and shortened under higher temperatures. DO NOT OVERWATER.
If a thin film starts to form on the unapplied product, remix to remove any lumps.

Thickness


LEVELiTe® F100 can be applied to a minimum thickness of approximately 25 microns to a maximum of
10mm in a single application.
It can also be used to create transitions between levels.
Application thickness should be to achieve the best final appearance.

Coverage


Approximately 1,6g of LEVELiTe®F100 per 1mm thickness per m². For example, one 17 Kg bag of
LEVELiTe®F100 will give enough material to cover approximately 11m² at a thickness of 1mm.

NOTE: The coverage figure is based on a relatively flat, even surface. Additional material should be allowed
for where the surface is rough and uneven.

Technical Data


Pot life: 20 minutes

Mixing water required: 5 litres per bag

Initial Set: 10 to 15 minutes

Pack Size 17Kg

General


All data given was tested at a room temperature of 20ºC and 50% humidity. Please be aware that the
drying may alter under different conditions to that of the testing laboratory. The applicator will need to
adjust his work method to accommodate any changes. When applying LEVELiTe®F100 close doors and
windows to minimise drafts and air movement, which may cause excessive evaporation during setting.
Once the LEVELiTe is trafficable, open the windows to allow the moisture build up in the atmosphere to
equalise.

Warning


Do not ingest. Keep away from children and pets. Do not empty into drains. Wear rubber gloves, and in the
event of contamination, rinse thoroughly with cold water. Seek medical advice if irritation or discomfort
persists. For further information, consult the relevant health and safety data sheet.

Important Notice


The information supplied in our literature or given by our employees is given in good faith. We reserve the
right to update this information at any time without prior notice. We guarantee the consistent high quality
of our product, however we have no control over site conditions or execution of the work, we accept no
liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof.

Warranty


LEVELiTe®F100 is guaranteed to be free of any manufacturing defect. iTe PRODUCTS further warrants
that if LEVELiTe®F100 is applied in accordance with the relevant method statement issued for the specific
project, by an approved applicator, the system is guaranteed for the life of the floorcovering.

Application


LEVELiTe® F100 should be spread over the substrate with a steel plastering trowel or squeegee, the first
pass to obtain mechanical binding to the substrate, followed by a smoothing pass.
The final thickness will be dependent on the roughness of the substrate and the desired final finish.
Feather the product to the required thickness.

VOC Requirements


LEVELiTe® F100 contains no Volatile Organic Compounds and therefore is totally compliant with all relevant
requirements to be classed as “green”. The standard short report, theoretical VOC content declaration
and VOC confirmation notice is available on request or can be downloaded from our website— www.iteproducts.co.za.

Description


LEVELiTe®F100 is a Micro Finish rapid setting high strength floor levelling and smoothing compound which
is applied by trowel to skim rough surfaces. LEVELiTe®F100 can be applied at a thickness of 25 microns
or more. It has been specifically formulated for smoothing a variety of porous rough or uneven subfloors,
a wide variety of non-porous substrates such as ceramics and bonded epoxy coatings, prior to the
application of resilient floor coverings, such as vinyl, cushion vinyl, LVT’s, stick-down carpets and laminated
and engineered wood. LEVELiTe®F100 will typically be ready for flooring installation within 15 minutes after
application. NB this curing time is dependent on localised conditions.

Additional Information


Surface Preperation

NOTE: For internal use only due to the inability to control environmental factors such as wind or heat. It
is recommended that direct to ground sub-floors be protected from rising damp to prevent dimensional
changes in the floor covering (confirm the maximum permissible moisture content that the floor covering
or adhesive can tolerate). LEVELiTe® is resistant to rising moisture and should not swell or delaminate if
exposed to reasonable moisture. Standard European practice has evolved that when vinyl flooring is to be
installed, the surface bed is to be sealed with an epoxy moisture barrier, or similar. VAPORiTe +PLUS®
epoxy moisture barrier system has been specifically developed for this purpose. Please refer to the
VAPORiTe +PLUS® data sheet. The surface must be hard, sound, dry and free of dust, dirt and other
materials such as grease, oil and paint.

All contaminants which can act as a barrier to effective bonding between the substrate and the smoothing
compound must be completely removed mechanically. Solvent based adhesive removers are not
recommended.

Concrete substrates must be sound, free of oils or wax, clean and dry. Unsound previously applied
smoothing compounds must be removed.
Adhesive residues on concrete must first be evaluated to establish that they are well bonded, totally
dry and hard. (Any shininess is indicative that they are still flexible). If these conditions are not met, the
adhesive must be mechanically ground off. LEVELiTe®F100 can be applied over these adhesive residues if
the above circumstances are in accordance with the requirements.
To promote adhesion on non-porous surfaces such as ceramics, iTe SLURRY should be applied with a
broom or brush and allowed to dry.

Due to its flow characteristics, sealing strip should be placed at doorways or where the screeding
compound is not desired.

Priming

Power-floated floors, epoxy coated floors and ceramic tiles it is necessary to prime with BONDiTe®. When
the primer is dry, apply LEVELiTe® F100 onto the primed surface. This may slow down the drying.

Mixing

Use 5.0 litres of water per 17 Kg bag of LEVELiTe®F100. For small applications do not exceed 1 litre of
water per 3kg of LEVELiTe®F100. Add the powder to the required amount of clean cool water in a clean
mixing container whilst using a +/- 600 RPM electric paddle mixer until a lump-free mortar is obtained. This
will take approximately 4 minutes. Scrape the inside of the mixing vessel to allow any unmixed product to fall into the mixed mortar. Briefly remix for another 30 seconds before discharging onto the primed floor.
Mixed LEVELiTe®F100 should be applied within 15 minutes at 20ºC. This time will be extended under
colder conditions and shortened under higher temperatures. DO NOT OVERWATER.
If a thin film starts to form on the unapplied product, remix to remove any lumps.

Thickness

LEVELiTe® F100 can be applied to a minimum thickness of approximately 25 microns to a maximum of
10mm in a single application.
It can also be used to create transitions between levels.
Application thickness should be to achieve the best final appearance.

Coverage

Approximately 1,6g of LEVELiTe®F100 per 1mm thickness per m². For example, one 17 Kg bag of
LEVELiTe®F100 will give enough material to cover approximately 11m² at a thickness of 1mm.

NOTE: The coverage figure is based on a relatively flat, even surface. Additional material should be allowed
for where the surface is rough and uneven.

Technical Data

Pot life: 20 minutes

Mixing water required: 5 litres per bag

Initial Set: 10 to 15 minutes

Pack Size 17Kg

General

All data given was tested at a room temperature of 20ºC and 50% humidity. Please be aware that the
drying may alter under different conditions to that of the testing laboratory. The applicator will need to
adjust his work method to accommodate any changes. When applying LEVELiTe®F100 close doors and
windows to minimise drafts and air movement, which may cause excessive evaporation during setting.
Once the LEVELiTe is trafficable, open the windows to allow the moisture build up in the atmosphere to
equalise.

Warning

Do not ingest. Keep away from children and pets. Do not empty into drains. Wear rubber gloves, and in the
event of contamination, rinse thoroughly with cold water. Seek medical advice if irritation or discomfort
persists. For further information, consult the relevant health and safety data sheet.

Important Notice

The information supplied in our literature or given by our employees is given in good faith. We reserve the
right to update this information at any time without prior notice. We guarantee the consistent high quality
of our product, however we have no control over site conditions or execution of the work, we accept no
liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof.

Warranty

LEVELiTe®F100 is guaranteed to be free of any manufacturing defect. iTe PRODUCTS further warrants
that if LEVELiTe®F100 is applied in accordance with the relevant method statement issued for the specific
project, by an approved applicator, the system is guaranteed for the life of the floorcovering.

Application

LEVELiTe® F100 should be spread over the substrate with a steel plastering trowel or squeegee, the first
pass to obtain mechanical binding to the substrate, followed by a smoothing pass.
The final thickness will be dependent on the roughness of the substrate and the desired final finish.
Feather the product to the required thickness.

VOC Requirements

LEVELiTe® F100 contains no Volatile Organic Compounds and therefore is totally compliant with all relevant
requirements to be classed as “green”. The standard short report, theoretical VOC content declaration
and VOC confirmation notice is available on request or can be downloaded from our website— www.iteproducts.co.za.

Description

LEVELiTe®F100 is a Micro Finish rapid setting high strength floor levelling and smoothing compound which
is applied by trowel to skim rough surfaces. LEVELiTe®F100 can be applied at a thickness of 25 microns
or more. It has been specifically formulated for smoothing a variety of porous rough or uneven subfloors,
a wide variety of non-porous substrates such as ceramics and bonded epoxy coatings, prior to the
application of resilient floor coverings, such as vinyl, cushion vinyl, LVT’s, stick-down carpets and laminated
and engineered wood. LEVELiTe®F100 will typically be ready for flooring installation within 15 minutes after
application. NB this curing time is dependent on localised conditions.