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rsilvergun 01-31-2007 10:50 AM

Levelquik or Ardex FeatherFinish?
Hi all, I just finished getting the asbestos ladened mastic up using bean-ee-do ( that was fun ). I want to seal just to be on the safe side, and besides I need to do new tile in the bathrooms and kitchen ( the rest ofhte house is getting carpet ). I've had Ardex Feather Finish recommended to me by the guy who's going to do my carpet, but that means troweling it down, which is time consuming and a lot of work. Well, sealing it with Level quick looks tempting, since I just pour it down and it's suppose to self level...

At this point, I've got bear concrete with a little staining/residue left, what do you guy's think? Is Feather Finish worth the time/effort?

Brik 01-31-2007 11:09 AM

If you are going to tile and the floor is flat there is no reason to use a leveling compound or sealer. Just use thinset for your tile. A sealer could actually cause adhesion issues with the thinset.

If the existing residue will cause issues with setting your tile then I would just work at removing that or grinding it down. The staining is of no consequence.

As for the asbestos - The thinset/tile/grout will contain it. Since it was in mastic it likely was not friable and dangerous anyway. Grinding could cause it to go airborne so wear a mask and clean up good when you are done.

rsilvergun 01-31-2007 12:23 PM

Cool, thx :). I was thinking of putting something down where the carpet is going to go, if only for piece of mind. :). There are some places I couldn't clean the mastic 100% from (e.g. cracks in the concrete and the holes left from concrete nails the held the carpet down). Again, everything I've read about bean-ee-doo and asbestos says that's unnecessary, but I'm paranoid :).

rsilvergun 02-01-2007 10:56 AM

Hi all, here's what I've found so far
I found some forum posts of people suggesting using self leveler here:

I'm still researching though. A guy at a flooring store seemed to think a self leveling compound like levelquick would work, but he wasn't sure since my floor is already level. He's not sure if it would make an even coat or if it would just kind of puddle on the floor...

Also, I emailed the guys at Levelquik and here's what he suggested:

"Apply Level Quik Latex Primer to the floor, then, within 2 hours of applying the Primer, skim coat the floor with Speed Finish.

Kory Jones CTC, Technical Service Representative"

BSCHO 02-01-2011 05:58 PM

been a doo
just wondering how that worked out for you? I have seen a utube post and it looks quite easy, but messy. Let me know how it went

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