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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Parex USA Inc. has added a new fast-setting floor patching compound to its Merkrete surface preparation family.

Merkrete Pro Patch XF is a Portland cement-based skim-coating compound designed for leveling embossed floors and for finishing and smoothing most interior subfloors.

Merkrete Pro Patch XF

The fast-setting Portland cement-based skim-coating compound levels, smoothes and finishes floors and subfloors before installing tile and carpet.

Pro Patch XF is formulated to smooth and finish substrates before installing vinyl sheet goods, vinyl composition tile (VCT), wood floors, carpet and glued-down installations. It is also suitable for ceramic tile and stone tiles.  

Features and Characteristics

Pro Patch XF is designed for patching and leveling from featheredge to one-quarter inch, according to the manufacturer. The bond is compatible with most floor-covering adhesives, except for solvent adhesives, Parex reports.

"With new housing now moving forward after six years, and the increase of wood and vinyl products, subfloor preparation will demand new and innovative materials," said Tim McDonald, vice president of Merkrete. "Merkrete Pro Patch Plus and Pro Patch XF were designed to meet the demands of flooring professionals."

Merkrete Pro Patch XF Merkrete Pro Patch XF

Pro Patch XF is designed for patching and leveling from featheredge to one-quarter inch, according to Parex USA.

In more than 40 years, Merkrete has supplied the building industry with more than one billion square feet of tile and stone installation systems, the company says. Merkrete also is a provider of underlayment material, grouts, thin sets, waterproofing, crack isolation and sound control systems.

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Tagged categories: Coatings Technology; Concrete floor coatings; Concrete resurfacing systems; Leveling; Parex USA; Stone; Surface preparation; Tile

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