August 25, 2021, Bethany, Conn. -- LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has elevated its skim-coat product line with Skim Lite, a new premium quality, fast-drying, polymer-modified, cement-based underlayment designed for skim-coating, smoothing and leveling prior to the application of floor coverings. Formulated with installer safety in mind, Skim Lite incorporates record-breaking lightweight technology that puts less strain on labor and contains no respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed OSHA action level*. The product is fiber-reinforced to offer the customer optimal flexural properties. It also has a strong surface that is rated safe for caster wheel use, perfectly suited for applications such as hospitals or other demanding situations.
“Skim Lite was specially engineered to not only improve our existing skim-coat product line, but to also provide a reliable underlayment that complies with the evolving flooring market’s demand for safer solutions,” said Elvis Torres, LATICRETE Product Manager. “The product features industry-leading innovation centered around its best-in-class lightweight properties, which offer 40% weight savings while providing an extraordinarily high coverage rate and exceptional workability.”
As the premium choice for a leading cement-based underlayment, Skim Lite is made simple for both the installer and end-user. Its rapid-setting, high-yield formula does not require additional water and is ready for finished flooring in as soon as 20 minutes, making it easier to handle on the jobsite while providing consistent results. The product can be applied from skim depth to 1-inch thick (25 mm) onto a variety of interior substrates such as concrete slabs, plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), gypsum and vinyl tile and is ideal for a wide range of applications including commercial, retail, healthcare, education, residential, hospitality and office. As the first product of its kind that features enhanced safety properties, the new formula is offered in an eight-pound (3.6 kg) bag.
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* OSHA action level set forth in OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) standard for construction, 29 CFR 1926.1153, as tested by an independent laboratory to be below the OSHA action level for respirable crystalline silica - see laticrete.com/silica
LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System. For over 65 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. For more information, visit laticrete.com.