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LevelQuik RS 50 lb. Self-Leveling Underlayment

$32.97 /each
  • Seeks its own level in minutes
  • Levels from feather edge to 1.5" in one pour
  • Walkable in 4 hours

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LevelQuik RS (Rapid Setting) Self-Leveling Underlayment helps level floors prior to the installation of ceramic tile, natural stone, resilient flooring, carpet, wood and other floor coverings. This quick-setting underlayment can be applied to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) thick in one pour and seeks its own level in minutes. With proper installation, the use of LevelQuik RS can achieve an extra heavy rating for high impact use in food plants, dairies, breweries and kitchens. LevelQuik RS helps eliminate installation problems such as bond failure, crumbling and staining of resilient flooring caused by the free moisture found in traditional underlayment.

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  • Used to level floors prior to the installation of ceramic tile, natural stone, resilient flooring, carpet, wood and parquet flooring
  • Formulated with control cure technology
  • Cures fast and develops high early strength for quick installation
  • Walkable in 4 hours
  • Rated for extra heavy use per ASTM C627

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Dimensions

Product Width (in.) 
15 
Product thickness (mil) 
2.5 
Recommended overlap (in.) 
Roll length (ft.) 
Roll width (in.) 

Details

Antimicrobial 
No 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Cushioning 
No 
Flooring Product Type 
Underlayment 
Moisture control included 
No 
Package coverage (sq. ft.) 
30 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year product 

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Can you mix the compound in a wheelbarrow or large trash can? Is there a way to slow the potting time?

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August 9, 2014
I'm concerned that I don't have enough time to mix one bag in a 5-gallon bucket, pour and screed, then mix a new batch and pour the new mix on top of the old, potted mix. I'm thinking of mixing 3-4 bags in either a wheelbarrow or a tall (32-gallon) trash can and dumping the whole mix at once. Is there a problem or risk doing it this way? Or, is there a slower-potting version of this compound? Thank you.
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August 12, 2014
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Trash can would be best. You can mix it all at once, but you'll need a strong drill and a large paddle to mix it fast. And it'll be a couple hundred pounds so have help. This is the RS for rapid set. There's also an ES (I think it's special order) that is extended set. If you're mixing in one big batch either should be OK to use. Just make sure you seal up any cracks or holes as this stuff will find a Read More
Trash can would be best. You can mix it all at once, but you'll need a strong drill and a large paddle to mix it fast. And it'll be a couple hundred pounds so have help. This is the RS for rapid set. There's also an ES (I think it's special order) that is extended set. If you're mixing in one big batch either should be OK to use. Just make sure you seal up any cracks or holes as this stuff will find a path if there is one - IE around toilet flanges, walls, etc. I usually put some caulk or spray foam around all the edges that way you have some wiggle room. It's easy to rip the foam out after it dries and fill in any voids it leaves with mortar. Read Less
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August 11, 2014
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A 32-gallon trash can can be used for mixing 2 bags. More than 2 bags will be too heavy. Mix for no more than 2 minutes. Use cool water. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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August 10, 2014
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Since the product is little bit costly and we needed to cover quite large areas, we did not experiment and just strictly followed instructions. It hardened pretty fast. I think it does not matter how many bags you mix at the same time if you are able to work with mix really fast.
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August 10, 2014
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The areas I did seem to be much smaller than your project. What you mix it in shouldn't make a difference just remember to add the compound, a little at a time, to the measured amount of water stirring as you go. I think a 1/2" drill with a paddle blade will be mandatory for that amount of compound. Your bucket should be round and flat on the bottom so no compound can hide in the corners. I found that Read More
The areas I did seem to be much smaller than your project. What you mix it in shouldn't make a difference just remember to add the compound, a little at a time, to the measured amount of water stirring as you go. I think a 1/2" drill with a paddle blade will be mandatory for that amount of compound. Your bucket should be round and flat on the bottom so no compound can hide in the corners. I found that using a little extra water slowed the curing time with no ill effects. The water will rise to the surface and evaporate off. Finally, since the mixed product is pretty watery be sure to seal (I used acrylic caulk) any holes or cracks that the mix can escape through. I learned this lesson the hard way :) Preparation is 80% of the job, Good Luck. Read Less
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August 10, 2014
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The best way to mix this is by following the directions to a tee. Mix in a bucket with the proper amount of water using a drill with a mixing attachment until it attains the consistency needed. Mixing ant other way would be difficult and would likely not work as well.
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I have a 50lb bag of levelquick and it states that you must use Latex primer. Home depot only had the Acrylic Prmer any

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Ridgefield, CT
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July 20, 2016
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The latex and acrylic will work. The materials are essentially the same.
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July 18, 2016
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LevelQuik Latex Primer is recommended to be used prior to pouring LevelQuik RS Self-Leveling Underlayment. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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July 18, 2016
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Home Depot usually carries the Latex Primer near the bags of LevelQuik. Maybe they were out of stock.
Check this link to check the availability at your store:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Building-Products-LevelQuik-1-qt-Latex-Primer-CPQT/100115970
Also check the manufacturer's product web page for more info: Read More
Home Depot usually carries the Latex Primer near the bags of LevelQuik. Maybe they were out of stock.
Check this link to check the availability at your store:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Building-Products-LevelQuik-1-qt-Latex-Primer-CPQT/100115970
Also check the manufacturer's product web page for more info: http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/self-leveling-underlayments/levelquik/levelquik-rs.aspx Read Less
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July 17, 2016
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The level quick primer should be in quarts right next to the level quick. I have used lattes bonding primer successfully myself but if it fails there is no warranty.
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can it be painted after it cures and leave with out putting other flooring over it

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May 26, 2016
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I poured it over my concrete slab basement bathroom then I applied concrete dye to it for color then a sealer on top. Did it in a small bathroom 6 months ago and looks great.
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May 20, 2016
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LevelQuik RS Self-Leveling Underlayment is an underlayment that would require a permanent flooring as a wear surface. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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It isn't intended for this purpose. That said I did it in my garage over 10 years ago, painted it with epoxy paint and it has held up. I told the Custom's representative what I'd done and his first words was,
" It isn't warranted for that use." Then he asked me how I'd done it and was a bit impressed.
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The manufacturer advises against that. See the Technical/Installation section at http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/self-leveling-underlayments/levelquik/levelquik-rs.aspx
Under the heading "Limitations to the Product:"
• Do not use as a permanent wear surface.
From my experience, the cured LevelQuick is not as hard as regular concrete. If you paint it, the paint Read More
The manufacturer advises against that. See the Technical/Installation section at http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/self-leveling-underlayments/levelquik/levelquik-rs.aspx
Under the heading "Limitations to the Product:"
• Do not use as a permanent wear surface.
From my experience, the cured LevelQuick is not as hard as regular concrete. If you paint it, the paint and a bit of the LevelQuick will wear away quickly. Read Less
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how to level a 2x4 section

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I have already laid a first layer and it didn't level the section I needed to level. I don't quite know how much I need and how thick to pour and will it featheredge it's self?
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Why do you think it didn't level? If it setup too fast, make sure to follow the recommendations on the Product Info page on Custom Building Products web site, http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/self-leveling-underlayments/levelquik/levelquik-rs.aspx#
Also, you might find some good tips in my review of this on the HomeDepot.com site.
Don't trust it to self-feather. You Read More
Why do you think it didn't level? If it setup too fast, make sure to follow the recommendations on the Product Info page on Custom Building Products web site, http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/self-leveling-underlayments/levelquik/levelquik-rs.aspx#
Also, you might find some good tips in my review of this on the HomeDepot.com site.
Don't trust it to self-feather. You will need to use a smooth tool. If you're trying to match it up to a surrounding area, I would suggest using a flat 2x4 as a screed.
One bag, mixed according to directions, will yield 900 cubic inches or 14,748 cubic centimeters of material. That's enough to cover a 2' x 4' area with 0.78125" of LevelQuick RS.
You may need to do a little measuring and some math to determine the remaining volume of your space to be filled, but whatever fraction of a bag you need to use, be sure to use the same ratio to calculate how much water to use.
Post a picture and I, or other reviewers might be able to help you more. Read Less
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April 25, 2016
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LevelQuik RS Self-Leveling Underlayment can be poured up to 1.5" thick per pour. Preparation and minimum pour thickness will vary depending on the substrate. Feather edging will require tooling. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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April 25, 2016
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I know this product is pricey but it is worth it in my oppinion. I added quite a bit of extra water and even added more for my second use. I have used it a total of 3 times and it self leveled as advertised. I had the best results when I did not trowel/feather it in. My best advice is mix this stuff wet(I mean wet. When you think you have it wet add a little more water)and mix more than you need. If you Read More
I know this product is pricey but it is worth it in my oppinion. I added quite a bit of extra water and even added more for my second use. I have used it a total of 3 times and it self leveled as advertised. I had the best results when I did not trowel/feather it in. My best advice is mix this stuff wet(I mean wet. When you think you have it wet add a little more water)and mix more than you need. If you need more than 1 batch YOU WILL NEED HELP! This stuff sets fast even when mixed very wet. As soon as you take the 1st batch have your help mixing the 2nd batch. If you pour an adequate amount it will self level. Trowel and feather as little as necessary and not at all if possible. Good luck with your project. Read Less
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April 25, 2016
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I usually pour enough to go from wall to wall, but If you only have a section to do within a room you'll need to feather it with a float. A rounded edge magnesium float is what I use. Wait til it levels itself for a few minutes than just smooth out the edges so it's flat. Alternatively you can use a metal straight edge or screed and have two people drag it across the floor if you have room to do so. Kind Read More
I usually pour enough to go from wall to wall, but If you only have a section to do within a room you'll need to feather it with a float. A rounded edge magnesium float is what I use. Wait til it levels itself for a few minutes than just smooth out the edges so it's flat. Alternatively you can use a metal straight edge or screed and have two people drag it across the floor if you have room to do so. Kind of like how you would screed a concrete form when pouring a sidewalk or something similar. Read Less
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 213 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stuff If you know or learn how to use this product you will have the best results ever. Read the instructions, watch a video or two on YouTube, use a powerful drill with a good mixing attachment, add the dry product to the water 1/4 at a time, mix throughly, move quickly, pour a little into the corners first, back your way out of the area. If you require more than 2 batches you should have a helper, have a measured pre-filled bucket for each batch to save time (you can re-use the same mixing bucket), so you only have to clean one or two at most. You must caulk or fill any hole no how small or the cement will drain out. This product dries fast so keep moving. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Levelore The product was easy to use and worked as exoected July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works good! I used this product to level a floor that I had removed ceramic tile from. I removed as much of the old thinset as possible but sometimes dug into the concrete while removing it. I needed a flat surface to lay the new tile so I used this product to achieve that. Mix it thin, more workable that way. Need to "help" it flow by using a trowel to move it around some. Doesn't produce a perfectly flat surface but leaves it pretty good July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not the best for DIYer This may very well be a great product for a professional team of contractors however if your a one or even two person DIY team this is not the best product. It sets too quick even with one person mixing and one pouring spreading. Me and my wife did a small bedroom and the results due to the fast dry time was not great. It wasn't horrible and I was able to correct most of the worst stuff with some sanding afterwards. My time between pours was roughly 6-7 minutes and that just wasn't fast enough to keep a wet edge. Also the stuff would stiffen and stop leveling in about 5 minutes after pouring. I added the maximum water per the instructions 5.75 quarts and this helped a little but still sets too fast. I have some more rooms to do but will be using the extended set Levelquick. I'm surprised that HD doesn't carry this in stock as it's more suitable to the DIYer and that seems to be there primary market segment. You can get if from HD but you'll have to order it. July 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by don't try to put hardwood on it If you need more than a 1/4 inch to level you wont be able to nail hardwood into it. I needed to bag to raise my floor roughly 1 1/2 in dinning room. Now im putting my gardwood floors down and nails from my gun wont go through it. July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by them floors get flat there is nothing worse for a tile installation than having a floor that isnt flat. unless you are especially skilled in the concrete arts, there wasnt much you could do, until now..... clean the floor, prime the floor, mix with the appropriate amount of water and pour it out. fast drying, do not use a fan to try and accelerate the dry time. it will handle business on its own. its not cheap but it can be worth it to give you a floor that looks like a high paid professional was under your employ for the last couple weeks. bonded well to existing concrete floor, didnt try over carpet..maybe next time. June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Great! This product did exactly what it was supposed to do and was a breeze to work with. Several earlier reviews had me a little anxious about using this. I thought I would end up with more of an issue than I started with. However, it could not have worked out better. Here are my recommendations for a smooth pour. 1) Use the entire mix. If it is a lot more than what is needed for the job, there may be smaller batches you can buy, but estimating reduced quantities may lead to less than satisfactory results. 2) Use the 'Homer' bucket. It is perfectly sized to handle the full quantity. 3) I measured the minimum amount of water into the bucket (they give a range) with the difference ready on the side if I needed it. 4) I masked off any areas where I did not want this to spread using cardboard and painter's tape. 5) I marked the height on the wall, so I knew when I had enough. 6) Once completed, I discarded remaining and cleaned up with water. Cleanup was SUPER easy. Great product and worth the price. July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Mixes easily dried fast ,flat and smooth flows very well with very little effort July 5, 2016
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