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Ardex FA20 floor levelling compound - has anybody used this?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Buffon, 11 Feb 2015.

  1. Buffon

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    Hello,

    I need to level out a dip in a t&g chipboard floating floor before laying a laminate covering, and have been recommended to use Ardex FA20 floor levelling compound: http://www.ardex.co.uk/Store/tabid/96/ProdID/3/Default.aspx

    I'm just wondering whether anybody has any experience with this product, and can tell me whether it has any 'self-levelling' properties or whether it needs the skills of a plasterer to trowel it to an acceptable finish?

    I haven't used this before and am thinking it would be good to know what it's properties are before I pour it out over the floor and then start to panic!

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. dazlight

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    Gteat smoothing compound that. Mark the dip with a pencil then use a metal feather edge or a straight skirting board to drag over the screed an fill the void. Prime the wood 1st.
    You could use any fibre reinforced screeding compound like level flex or Webber. Mapei renovation. F ball 700. Just a few you meant want to look at.
     
  3. Buffon

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    Thanks Dazlight.

    I have a bag of the FA20 already, and also the Ardex P51 primer, so I'm all ready to go. Just need the confidence now - it seems to be Ardex's only levelling compound that's not described as 'self-levelling', so I wasn't sure about how much finishing it requires.

    Also noticed that it says on the tech sheet that you can apply this from a thickness of 3mm upwards: does this mean you can't feather it out at the edges? If so, how would I get a nice finish around the edges if levelling a dip in the middle of the room?

    Thanks again.
     
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    You can feather it out mate so not too worry. It's has more strength at 3mm.
     
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