Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 21
Rated 5 out of 5Â by greg worked well
replaced particle board with plywood in my kitchen, had a dip in the floor. used 555 to fill in tthe floor. pulled and push it with the back side of a garden rake, levealed well. would use it again. well worth the money.
June 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by SecretAgentAbe Easy To Use but not meant for Asbestos Tile Floors
I bought this product to go over a worn out asbestos tile from the 1950's. This stuff is easy to mix and apply and did an amazing job leveling out my floor. The problem was it started to peal up the next day. I called the company's tech support department and they confirmed that their product is not designed to work on asbestos tile. Even if I had used their primer product (which I didn't) it still wouldn't work according to Tech Support
t wish their bag and or web site said this product can't be used on Asbestos. The downside is I bought and applied over 7 bags of this stuff. And granted now I can't get my money back.
If I had a concrete or wood subfloor to level I would surely use this product.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dale bathroom is done!
I tried three different self-leveling cement products and this is the one that did exactly what I wanted it to. I t mixed well, flowed like a liquid and dried smooth. Now I can put vinyl tiles down.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Practical Easy to use
This product has not been reviewed since October 2012 so I figured I would here in March 2013. I am a complete novice. Follow the directions and you cannot go wrong. Do use a drill to mix it. Hand mixing won't give you the smooth consistency needed (unless you are King Kong). When you start to mix with the drill, start from the bottom up at slowest speed on the drill. Work up in circular motions and finish with the very top. It should look like pudding you cook on the stove top just when you turn the heat off. Don't forget to prime with 554 and feather the edges with a trowel.
When your spouse comments on how smooth the surface is, tell him/her you spent hours getting it to look that way.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by St8kout Worked great on top of my ceramic tile countertop
I bought a bag of this plus the 554 primer, as it says the primer must be used with ceramic tiles. My purpose is to install a granite vanity over the tile and grout bathroom countertop (6' by 22").
I did a test run on a small area. I sanded the tile to break the glaze as per the instructions, applied the primer and let dry for 24 hours, then mixed up a small batch of the concrete and poured it on. Another 24 hours later it was firmly attached to the tile. A hammer and chisel only broke off small bits on top while the base didn't budge. In fact, the only way to remove my test patch was to grind it down with a power sander.
I measured out half a bag, then added it to my 5 gallon bucket already filled with 9 cups of water. I wanted to err on the side of too little water (should be 10 cups for half a bag), as I had it standing by to add if needed. Sitting down with the bucket in front of me, I had my corded drill with a mortar paddle in one hand and the concrete powder in the other, some of which I spilled onto the floor, so I didn't add the 10th cup of water. After mixing for a couple of minutes I poured it onto my countertop, already taped up to confine the concrete to where I wanted it to go. It was going on so nicely that I kept pouring until it was about a quarter inch thick. I barely had to trowel it because I poured it all around instead of just one spot, and it spread evenly all over. When I was satisfied that none was leaking out anywhere and it was setting up, I cleaned up the tools and the floor, then let it alone until the next day.
The areas I taped off caused it to form a lip, but that was easily removed with a file and sandpaper. There were some imperfections here and there, but sandpaper easily took care of them. It is now rock-hard as it's been 24 hours.
On a side note, there was some guy there that told me this would not work, that it would not adhere to the ceramic tiles. Not sure if he was an employee but he seemed to know everyone there. He said the only way to go was to tear out all the tiles and mortar, and build it all back up with multiple sheets of plywood. Uh, no thanks. This worked out just fine for me.
July 5, 2014