CustomTech Flooring Prep
CustomTech – the industry’s leading collection of technologically-superior, easy-to-use, professional grade subfloor preparation products designed for all types of floor coverings.
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Products : CustomTech Flooring Prep : Leveling : TechLevel-HPT High Performance Topping
TechLevel-HPT is a High Performance, Self-Leveling Topping designed for fast-track resurfacing and smoothing of interior substrates such as concrete, porous tile and certain non- porous surfaces when properly prepared. TechLevel-HPT can be sealed to create a concrete wear surface for commercial, light industrial and residential applications.
TechLevelHPT can be installed from 1/4” to 1” in one application. TechLevel-HPT is pourable and seeks its own level to produce a smooth, flat, durable surface that hardens quickly and dries fast
Suitable as an Underlayment for:
ASTM International (ASTM)
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings
Tile Council of North America (TCNA) TCNA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, TCNA Method EJ171
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI A108.01 and A108.02 of the American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile
Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
TechLevel™ HPT is a proprietary dry blend of copolymers, cements, and inorganic chemicals.
USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.
All surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry and free from contaminants such as grease, oil, dirt, dust, curing compounds, waxes, sealers, efflorescence, or any other foreign matter. Concrete must be fully cured and absorb water. Approved substrates must be mechanically profiled and prepared by shot-blasting, scarifying, diamond grinding or other engineered approved methods to achieve a CSP #3 (reference ICRI CSP 3 standards for acceptable profile height).
CUSTOM® products may be used in assemblies over concrete with high moisture vapor emission levels provided that other materials such as sealers, coatings, finish flooring, adhesives or membranes are approved in these conditions. Consult the manufacturers for their limitations and requirements. Additionally, any sources of moisture are to be limited to initial concrete placement and not from sources such as water intrusion or from a lack of an effective vapor retarder/barrier.
For concrete with high moisture vapor emissions, apply Custom TechMVCTM Moisture Vapor and Alkalinity Barrier. prior to placing topping. See Priming section below regarding sand broadcast to rejection method when grinding or polishing TechLevel-HPT.
For additional questions about proper substrate preparation, call Custom Technical Services.
Additional Note: Substrates must be cured sufficiently when coatings are to be applied to the topping surface. Always perform a mockup to confirm acceptance of final appearance.
Joints or Cracks in Substrate
Expansion joints and construction joints that are designed to move are to be carried from the substrate up through the topping and filled with an appropriate elastomeric sealant. Failure to do so may cause hairline cracking and possible delamination.
For use as a wear surface over a shot-blasted surface, use a single coat of TechPrime™ E 100%-Solids Epoxy Primer or Custom TechMVCTM Moisture Vapor and Alkalinity Barrier with clean and dry #30 silica sand broadcast to full rejection while primer is wet as the priming system for TechLevel- HPT. After primer has cured, thoroughly vacuum excess sand from cured surface. Refer to the individual product data sheet for mixing and application instructions.
See Safety Data Sheet for complete safety information. This product contains Portland cement. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician. Use with adequate ventilation; do not breathe dust and wear a NIOSH approved respirator. If ingested, do not induce vomiting; call a physician immediately. Conformance to Building Codes Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
In addition to general surface preparation requirements listed above, concrete must be free of efflorescence and hydrostatic pressure. Concrete surfaces must have a tensile strength in excess of 200 psi (1.4 n/mm²). Concrete that was treated with curing compounds must be evaluated for suitability or mechanically removed.
Mix the entire 50 lb. (22.68 kg) bag of powder with 5 - 5.25 quarts (4.7 -5 L) of clean, cool water.
Mix 50 lb. (22.68 kg) bag of powder with the appropriate amount of clean, cool water. Slowly add powder to water while mixing with a heavy-duty 1/2" (13 mm) electric drill and an “eggbeater” mixing paddle at minimum 650 RPM. Thoroughly mix for 2 minutes to a lump- free consistency. Do not overmix. Overmixing or moving the mixer up and down during the mixing process could trap air, which could shorten the pot life or cause pin holing during application and curing.
Pour the mixed product and spread with a long-handled gauge rake to the desired thickness. Directly after the topping has been dispersed, use a smoothing blade to break the material’s surface rheology and blend any inconsistencies to create a more uniform or homogeneous appearance. Keep a “wet edge” when pouring multiple mixes in the same area.
*** Always install a test area to confirm proper bonding as well as a desired appearance.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Self leveling cement based products may exhibit slight cracking due to structure and substrate moment; shrinkage; and creep. Sharp or reentrant wall corners can contribute to crack formation. These cracks are considered normal. Other causes of cracking are due to high ambient or substrate temperatures; wind or air flow; water ratios and mixing technique. When surface is sealed with clear or semi-transparent coatings, these cracks may become more visible.
Raw materials are naturally colored and therefore variations in colors should be expected. Mix batches from various pallets to achieve a more consistent color. Final finish color consistency can also be affected by water, wind, mixing, air flow etc., when being left as a wear surface.
TechLevel-HPT is typically ready for water-based applied coatings after 4-6hrs. For epoxy and other moisture intolerant coatings at least 24hrs in moderate climatic conditions is typically required. See manufacturer's recommendations and confirm during mock up.
Install non-moisture-sensitive ceramic tile or stone in 4 hours; all other floor coverings should be installed after 16 hours Cure time can vary with temperature and humidity. Confirm moisture limitations of flooring and adhesives before installing over leveler.
Clean with water before material dries.
Properly installed product requires no special maintenance.
50 lb (22.68 kg) Bag
Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at www.customtechflooring.com/reference-library/warranties/ or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc
TYPICAL SQUARE FOOT COVERAGE PER 50 LB BAG (SQUARE METER PER 22.68 KG)
Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For more sizes, use the material calculator at CustomBuildingProducts.com or contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.
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