Using Self Leveling Compounds
You Can Create Very Artistic
Designer Floors

Very Durable Self Leveling Compounds

Designed For use As Wear layers

Ardex SD-T, self leveling compounds 

installed in Harry Lanes new KIA Dealership in Alcoa, TN.

The dealership floor was originally specified to have large format ceramic tile. 

Before the concrete pour was finished it rained. The concrete was totally ruined.

Acufloorz was contracted to correct this mess.

The solution we specified was a self leveling compound that could be used as a finish wear layer.

ARDEX EP 2000™ is a solvent-free, low viscosity, two-component, 100% solids epoxy resin primer formulated for use with ARDEX underlayments and toppings.

It is especially suited to prime concrete and other structurally sound and solid substrates, including terrazzo, epoxy coatings and ceramic and quarry tile, prior to installing ARDEX products.

ARDEX EP 2000 is the required primer for the following ARDEX flooring systems:

ARDEX Designer Floors™ using ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping;

After scarifying and cleaning the entire concrete surface, the EP 2000 primer was installed on the surface and following the required cure time.

​ARDEX SD-T® a self-drying, self-leveling, no troweling topping for fast track resurfacing, smoothing or leveling of indoor concrete was installed at a depth of 1/4 in.

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Ardex adjustable gauge rake and smoothing trowel were used to install the topping

A hand built saw cart was devised to except a 4 in side grinder equipped with a diamond cutting blade. After 17 hours cure time elapsed, the following custom pattern was cut into the new self leveling topping.

  • The large glass door entry areas was Diamond cut into 2.5 ft. X 2.5 ft. squares on a diagonal
  • The rest of the surface was Diamond cut into 5 ft. X 5 ft. squares

The Surfaces Were Sealed In A Checker Board Pattern With Light And Dark Gray Solvent Based Concrete Sealer

Before sealing the concrete, several 5 ft.X 5 ft. sections were cut from left over roll roofing rubber. These were used to cover or mask the sections while applying the concrete sealer with the spray system.

With hindsight I would not recommend this technique be used. We got over spray on some sections before we realized it and had to spend sometime cleaning the over spray.

Overall, the self leveling topping saved the day for this general contractor and he did not have to tear out the concrete.

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