Improving the adhesion of self-levelling compounds
Since surface preparation adds another step to the installation process, there is a tendency to reduce or even eliminate it all together, making priming an often overlooked aspect of flooring. Using the right primer for the job is just as important as selecting the right self-levelling compound, damp proof membrane or adhesive.
Applying the right floor primer can greatly improve adhesion of self-levelling compounds to subfloors resulting in a more secure and durable installation. Nearly all of the water used in mixing self-levelling compounds disappears in the curing process, so primers are also critical to keep that water in the mixture allowing it to cure properly. Without a primer, water can escape from the mixture into the pores of the substrate, causing performance problems due to improper curing. Floor primers also enable self-levelling compounds to perform as designed, maximising flow and providing optimum strength development.