Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has elevated its skim-coat product line with Skim Lite, a new premium quality, fast-drying, polymer-modified, cement-based underlayment designed for skim-coating, smoothing and leveling prior to the application of floor coverings. Formulated with installer safety in mind, Skim Lite incorporates record-breaking lightweight technology. This technology puts less strain on labor and contains no respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed OSHA action level*. The product has fiber-reinforcement to offer the customer optimal flexural properties. It also has a strong surface that is rated safe for caster wheel use. This makes it perfectly suited for applications such as hospitals or other demanding situations.
“Skim Lite was specially engineered to not only improve our existing skim-coat product line, but to also provide a reliable underlayment that complies with the evolving flooring market’s demand for safer solutions,” said Elvis Torres, Laticrete Product Manager. “The product features industry-leading innovation centered around its best-in-class lightweight properties, which offer 40% weight savings while providing an extraordinarily high coverage rate and exceptional workability.”
The premium choice
As the premium choice for a leading cement-based underlayment, the simpilicity of Skim Lite makes it ideal for both the installer and end-user. Its rapid-setting, high-yield formula does not require additional water. It is ready for finished flooring in as soon as 20 minutes. This makes it easier to handle on the job site while providing consistent results. You can apply the product from skim depth to 1-inch thick (25 mm). Additionally, you can apply it onto a variety of interior substrates such as concrete slabs. You can also apply it to plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), gypsum and vinyl tile. It is ideal for a wide range of applications including commercial, retail, healthcare, education, residential, hospitality and office. As the first product of its kind that features enhanced safety properties, the new formula is available in an eight-pound (3.6 kg) bag.
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* OSHA action level set forth in OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) standard for construction, 29 CFR 1926.1153, as tested by an independent laboratory to be below the OSHA action level for respirable crystalline silica – see laticrete.com/silica
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 65 years, Laticrete has committed itself to research and development of innovative installation products. The company has built 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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