Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has expanded its NXT product line with the release of two high-performance self-leveling underlayments (SLU), NXT Level Plus and NXT Level Flow.
NXT Level Plus is an advanced SLU that pours directly over more compromised substrates than ever before. This eliminates extra steps, labor, materials and time. Unique to this SLU is the ability to be applied over plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) and gypsum, eliminating having to install lath. NXT Level Flow is a value-engineered SLU featuring pumpable, easy-to-use and high-flow benefits that meet the current demand for entry-level cementitious self-leveling underlayment projects.
“Due to the incredible customer satisfaction from our NXT Level SLU over the years, we felt it was the perfect time to improve and update NXT Level Plus and expand the technology to NXT Level Flow as alternatives, opening up the line to even more project specifications and allowing Laticrete to compete more effectively in the SLU category,” said Elvis Torres, Laticrete product manager.
“We wanted to focus on being able to provide the installer with a range of choices suitable for a variety of project budgets and building needs. NXT Level Flow, NXT Level and NXT Level Plus offer installers exactly that so they can successfully level new surfaces and repair existing floors that may have compromised floor substrate conditions,” Torres said.
Why choose NXT Level Plus
As the premium choice for the most challenging installations, NXT Level Plus is designed to be the ultimate problem solver. Consequently, it features upgraded benefits from the original NXT Level Plus by Laticrete. The product offers higher compressive strength compared to other high-performance SLUs.
It now has fiber reinforcement which improves flexural performance. The product has higher strength at 5,300 psi, is equipped with Microban Anti-Microbial Protection and can be covered with finished floor goods in as little as 12 hours for improved efficiency during installation. You can distinguish the new formula by the new titanium (gray) colored bag.
NXT Level Flow
NXT Level Flow by Laticrete is a dynamic, entry-level SLU that offers both extended workability and longer heal times. This means fewer marks on the finished floor. The product provides good compressive strength at 4,000 psi. You can also apply it directly over concrete tested at relative humidity of 100%. Doing so cuts down on wait time. It pours up to 2 inches and is also effective at ⅛-inch thin if poured over a moisture barrier. After installation, you can apply floor coverings in as little as 48 hours.
NXT Level is the original SLU in the NXT product line from Laticrete. It produces a flat, smooth and hard surface for the installation of finished flooring. NXT Level certainly is a legacy product for the company. It has been applied to more than 200 million square feet of projects. It boasts great compressive strength at 5,000 psi and you can pour it 1/8-inch to 3-inches thick. This high pour depth eliminates the need to apply additional lifts, saving time and money. You can install the finished flooring after just 24 hours.
Each offering in the NXT line is user-friendly, offers excellent flow, is pumpable and suits multiple application methods and adhesives. This opens up the ability for use on more project specifications than ever before.
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Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Laticrete offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile and stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the Laticrete SuperCap System.
For more than 60 years, Laticrete has made the commitment to research and development of innovative installation products. It is also building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. Laticrete methods, materials and technology have been field and laboratory proven by architects, engineers, contractors and owners.
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