MAPEI adds new self-levelers to “surface prep” family
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Posted by: Trish Moss
MAPEI introduced three highly engineered self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) with unique installation characteristics at the TISE West expo, held in Las Vegas on January 19-22. High-flow Ultraplan® LSC, lightweight Ultraplan Lite and rapid-setting Ultraplan QuickTraffic each have formulations that set them apart from traditional SLUs.
“MAPEI never stops listening to its customers, and these three new SLUs have been developed specifically to meet contractors’ requirements,” said Jeff Johnson, Business Manager for MAPEI’s Floor Covering Installation Systems. “We feel that Ultraplan LSC, Ultraplan Lite and Ultraplan QuickTraffic will enhance our surface prep product line and expand it in the right direction.”
Ultraplan LSC is a high-flow, fast-setting, self-leveling liquid skimcoat. Its unique flow properties allow it to spread easily and quickly, potentially eliminating the need for hand-applied skimcoats. This product cures to a hard and flat surface that typically requires no further touchup or repair, accelerating floor-covering installation and reducing the need for additional patching or skimcoating materials.
Ultraplan Lite, a lightweight SLU, has been specifically designed for use in leveling substrates that are not rated to carry the full weight of a traditional SLU. Ultraplan Lite mixes easily and flows out to a suitable finish, with a final dry density of about 67 lbs. per cu. ft. (1 073 kg per m3) at 28 days – about 50% the density of traditional SLUs.
Ultraplan QuickTraffic is an extremely fast-setting SLU that decreases time from surface prep to floor-covering installation. Easily mixed and poured, Ultraplan QuickTraffic is ready for all types of floor-covering installations in as soon as 1 to 3 hours after placement. The product has high compression strength, capable of withstanding heavy traffic and rolling loads. Its excellent flow properties produce a smooth, defect-free, hard surface.
All three of the new Ultraplan self-levelers are available at distributors now.