Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 206
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ivetiledbeforetoo 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 rt product works great - just as advertised
This product worked fine and was exactly what I needed to create a level substrate for the porcelain tiles I laid in my entry hallway.
Before using it I read the customer reviews and watched a lot of YouTube videos. Regarding all the negative reviews and warnings - I would say that most of these reviews are written by people who either don't know what the product is intended for, don't know how to use it, or simply can't follow directions.
For example there is one negative review where the reviewer claims they followed the instructions exactly by using 5 liters of water for a 50 lb bag. However, the instructions don't say that. They say to mix 5.75 quarts of water to one 50 lb. bag. 5 liters = 5.28 quarts, which is significantly less than 5.75 quarts. No wonder it was too thick!
You don't need to be an expert or a contractor to use this product. Just digest all the instructions, read some reviews and online forums, and watch YouTube videos, so you will know what you are supposed to be doing.
June 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mac It did what it said it would do!
After reading some of the other reviews I was a little concerned about trying this product but I am glad I did.It worked well.I just did not try to do too much at one time to avoid it drying out too fast. I am happy.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KT First Timer
Really does find level - even where you don't want it to. A little hard to mix as instructions are for mixing full bag only and I only needed enough for 2 sf. so I wasn't sure on consistency.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JT A total waste of $110
We just wasted $115 on this product that was difficult to mix, shaped and contours. It was not funny how it dried so fast. We had to quickly removing it from our surface to avoid a mess. We stick to regular cement that can be contoured and shape easily. I will never spend money on this product ever again. How do you get your money back on wasted hard concrete. We are so disappointed but we learned our lesson.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hank practice!
many of these reviews are written by people inexperienced with the product..the stuff behaves according to the weather..mixing it wetter to make it self-level easier isn't going to reduce its integrity..a consistency of heavy cream is good..just do your job in two or three pours..don't ask it to turn a disaster into a smooth subfloor in one pour..use a mixing paddle and a good sized powerdriver and mix it well! ..pour the deep areas first..use common sense..and screed with appropriate tools and don't overdo it..it can't self-level if you keep messing with it!
April 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JeffOnDIY Don't be scared by bad reviews. Research, Plan & Execute!
I was initially scared by all the bad reviews and horror stories on the Internet about LevelQuik-RS. I'm sure we all wish that Home Depot carried LevelQuik-ES instead.
I had to level a sunken area in the slab that was rough and uneven. The limited space meant that I only needed three bags of LevelQuik-RS.
Keys to success:
● Buy fresh bags of mix from the same batch
● Use recommended Primer
● Make sure the bags of mix are not hot! I let mine sit on the cement slab indoors for a few weeks before I got around to actually pouring.
● Use chilled water. My water was about 63°F.
● Make sure to seal all possible holes and dam off openings so the mixture doesn't escape.
● Use an egg-beater style of mixing paddle (like Home Depot's Store SKU # 123648) and a corded 1/2" drill. Don't use a spiral mixing paddle; if powder does settle to the bottom of your bucket, those won't mix
● Start with a pre-measured amount of water in your 5-gallon bucket. I started with 5.5 quarts in each.
● Add the powder to the water while mixing. Do not do it the other way around!
I had to work alone, so I used an upside-down 5-gallon bucket to hold the bag of mix level with the mixing bucket. I cut the top on 3 sides and started the drill. It was messy, but I was able to run the drill with one hand and empty the bag of mix slowly into the bucket with the other. I had enough time to pour each bucket after mixing it before starting the next bucket. I did notice the first batch started to harden from bottom-up after about ten minutes but the top layer was still somewhat mobile.
December 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NYNC be aware
I followed the mixing instructions on the package and mixed 5 liter of water with 50 Lb of the product. Used it to level deeps in a plywood sub-floor before I put a hardibacker on it. The mixed product did not self level, instead I now raised areas where I had deeps before and that leaves me in worth situation then I had before.
Apparently per the answer to one of the reviews, you have to mix it with 6 liter of water. For me it is too late, the damage already been done.
November 1, 2015