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Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 constructive solutions

Pre-bagged, heavy duty, floor topping


cementitious mortar

Uses Properties

As a cementitious floor topping for large areas of granolithic The following results were obtained at a water:powder ratio
concrete slabs and pavements. The rapid strength gain of of 0.09 and temperature of 20oC unless otherwise stated.
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 will ensure that down-time is
significantly reduced. The product is alkaline in nature and Compressive strength:
2
will protect embedded steel reinforcement. It may be used (BS 1881 Part 116:1983) 20 N/mm @ 1 day
internally and externally. 35 N/mm2 @ 7 days
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50 N/mm @ 28 days
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Working life: 1 hour @ 10 C
Advantages 55 minutes @ 20oC
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20 minutes @ 35 C
„ Rapid strength gain - will generally accept pedestrian Setting time: 110 minutes
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@ 10 C
traffic at 12 hours. 65 minutes @ 20oC
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35 minutes @ 35 C
„ High strength, abrasion and weather resistance.
Traffic time:
„ Single component product eliminates site batching and Pedestrian 18 hours @ 10oC
requires only the site addition of clean water. 12 hours @ 20oC
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„ Excellent bond to the concrete substrate. 7 hours @ 35
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Vehicular 36 hours @ 10 C
„ Shrinkage compensated. o
24 hours @ 20 C
„ Contains no chloride admixtures. 12 hours @ 35oC
Coefficient of thermal
expansion: 7 to 12 X 10-6/oC
Description Fresh wet density: Approximately 2300 kg/m
3

Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 is supplied as a ready to use blend dependent on actual


of dry powders which requires only the site addition of clean consistency used.
water to produce a highly consistent, high strength, floor
topping for large areas of concrete slabs and pavements. Specification clauses
The material is based on a blend of cements, graded
aggregates, special fillers and chemical additives to provide Pavement/floor topping mortar
a topping with good handling characteristics, while
minimising water demand. Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 exhibits The floor topping shall be Nitoflor Levelcrete 600, a single
excellent thermal compatibility with concrete and good water component cement-based blend of powders to which only
repellent properties. The low water requirement ensures fast the site-addition of clean water shall be permitted. The
strength gain and long term durability. cured mortar shall achieve 20 N/mm2 at one day and 50
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N/mm @ 28 days (20 C). The product shall be capable of
Technical support accepting pedestrian traffic after 18 hours at 10oC or 12
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hours @ 20 C.
Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high performance,
high quality repair, and maintenance and construction
products. In addition, Fosroc offers a technical support Application instructions
package to specifiers, end-users and contractors, as well as
on-site technical assistance in locations all over the world. Notes

To avoid possible reflective cracking in the Nitoflor-


Design criteria Levelcrete 600, it is essential that live cracks and existing
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 may be applied up to a maximum joint details in the substrate be given proper attention.
thickness of 50 mm. Thicker sections can be built up in Consideration must always be given to existing joint details
layers. The material should not be applied at less than 12 and these must be followed through the Nitoflor Levelcrete
mm thickness. Individual bay sizes should not exceed 18 600 application; live cracks should be treated by an
2
m . Consult the local Fosroc office for further information. approved method. For further information, contact the local
Fosroc office.

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Nitoflor Levelcrete 600
Preparation Mixing in a suitably sized drum using an approved spiral
paddle in a slow speed (400/00 rpm) heavy duty drill is
Clean the surface and remove any dust, unsound or acceptable for the occasional one bag mix. Free-fall mixers
contaminated material, plaster, oil, paint, grease, corrosion must not be used. Mixing of part bags should never be
deposits or algae. Where breaking out is not required, attempted.
roughen the surface and remove any laitance by light
scabbling, grit-blasting, scabbling or by needle-gun to form a Place 2.25 litres of drinking quality water into the mixer and
good key. with the machine in operation, add one full 25 kg bag of
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 and mix for 3 minutes until fully
Oil and grease deposits should be removed by steam homogeneous. Note that powder must always be added to
cleaning or detergent scrubbing or the use of a proprietary water.
degreaser. The effectiveness of decontamination should
then be assessed by a pull-off test. Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 may exhibit satisfactory handling
characteristics even though inadequately mixed. This will
The prepared area should be blown clean with oil-free result in a significantly lower level of performance or
compressed air. possible failure. It is therefore essential that mixing
instructions are strictly adhered to with particular emphasis
Substrate Priming on the quantity of water used and the time of the mixing
operation.
The substrate should be thoroughly soaked with clean water
and any excess removed immediately prior to priming. Application

Any areas of the substrate which dry out before application Apply the mixed Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 on to the primed
of the primer must be re-dampened before continuing. substrate as soon as possible after mixing. The mortar
should be applied evenly by trowel and tamped in place with
The concrete should be primed with Nitobond AR an acrylic a wood float to ensure full compaction. Nitoflor-Levelcrete
emulsion which is scrubbed into the surface of the concrete, 600 can be applied up to 50 mm thickness in single
Nitobond AR will dry in approximately 1 hour (depending applications.
upon temperature and substrate porosity). Nitoflor
Levelcrete 600 should be applied to the primed surface as Note: The minimum applied thickness of Nitoflor- Levelcrete
soon as possible after mixing, ideally with the primer having 600 is 12 mm.
being allowed to become tacky.
Build-up
Alternatively, a slurry primer could be used consisting of 1
volume Nitobond SBR to 1 volume clean water to 3 volume Sections greater than 50 mm thickness ca be achieved by
fresh cement. To obtain a smooth consistency, the cement application of multiple layers. In this instance, the surface of
should be blended slowly into the premixed liquids. The the intermediate layers should be scratch-keyed, covered
slurry primer should be stirred frequently during use to offset with polythene sheeting secured at the edges, and allowed
settlement. The slurry primer should be scrubbed well into to set for a minimum of 3 hours before continuing.
the surface of the concrete. Avoid applying too thickly and
avoid 'puddling'. Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 must be applied on Re-priming as described above and a further application of
to the wet slurry primer. If the slurry primer dries before Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 may proceed at this time.
application of the mortar, it must be removed and the area
re-primed before continuing. Finishing

In exceptional circumstances, e.g. where a substrate/repair Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 should be struck off to the correct
barrier is required or where the substrate is wet or likely to level and finished with a steel trowel to fully close the
remain permanently damp, Nitobond EP bonding aid should surface. If a textured surface is required, this can be
be used. Contact the local Fosroc office for further achieved using a suitable roller or brush. The completed
information. surface should not be over-worked.

Mixing Low temperature working


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Care should be taken to ensure that Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 In cold conditions down to 5 C, the use of warm water (up to
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is thoroughly mixed. A forced action mixer is essential. 30 C) is advisable to accelerate strength development.
Normal precautions for winter working with cementitious
materials should then be adopted. The material should not
be applied when the substrate and/or air temperature is 5oC
and falling.
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At 5 C static temperature or at 5 C and rising, the
application may proceed.

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Nitoflor Levelcrete 600
High temperature working Estimating

At ambient temperatures above 30°C, the material should Supply


be stored in the shade and cool water used for mixing.
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600: 25 kg bags
Curing Nitobond AR: 4 litre and 25 litre pack
Nitobond SBR: 25 and 200 litre drums
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 is a cement-based floor topping. In
common with all cementitious materials, Nitoflor Levelcrete Nitobond EP: 1 and 5 kg pack
600 must be cured immediately after finishing in accordance
Concure 90 Clear: 25 and 200 litre drum
with good concrete practice. The use of Concure 90 Clear,
Fosroc Solvent 102: 4 litre cans
sprayed on to the surface of the finished mortar in a
Fosroc Solvent 103: 25 litre pail
continuous film, is recommended. Large areas should be
cured as trowelling progresses (0.5 m2 at a time) without
waiting for completion of the entire area. Avoid overspray at Coverage and yield
edges on to the surrounding substrate. In fast drying
conditions, supplementary curing with polythene sheeting Nitoflor Levelcrete 600: Approximately 11.5 litres
2
taped down at the edges must be used. In cold conditions, per 25 kg bag (0.9 m at 12
the finished topping must be protected from freezing. mm thickness)
Nitobond SBR Approximately 2 to 3 m2 per
Over-coating with protective finishes (as slurry primer): litre
2
Nitobond AR: 6 to 8 m /litre
2
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 is extremely durable and will provide Nitobond EP: 5 m /pack
2
an excellent hard wearing surface to the substrate. Concure 90 Clear: 4 to 5 m /litre
Surrounding floor areas may benefit from the application of
an abrasion or chemical-resistant protective coating. For Note: The actual yield per bag to Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 will
internal locations, Fosroc recommend the use of the Nitoflor depend on the consistency used. The coverage figures for
FC range of protective coatings. liquid products are theoretical - due to wastage factors and
the variety and nature of possible substrates, practical
These products provide a decorative and uniform coverage figures will be reduced.
appearance as well as protecting areas of the floor which
might otherwise be at risk. Nitoflor FC products may be Storage
applied over the topping mortar after prior removal of the
curing membrane generally after 3 days. The local Fosroc Shelf life
office should be contacted for advice about external
protective overlayments. All products have a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry
store in the original, unopened bags or packs.
Cleaning
Storage conditions
Nitobond AR, Nitobond SBR and Nitoflor Levelcrete 600
should be removed from tools, equipment and mixers with Store in dry conditions in the original, unopened bags or
clean water immediately after use. Cured material can only packs. If stored at high temperatures and/or high humidity
be removed mechanically. conditions the shelf life may be reduced to 4 to 6 months.
Nitobond AR should be protected from frost.
Equipment used with Nitobond EP should be cleaned with
Fosroc Solvent 102. Equipment used with Concure 90
Clear should be cleaned with Fosroc Solvent 103. Precautions

Health and safety


Limitations
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 contains cement powders which,
Nitoflor Levelcrete 600 should not be used when the when mixed or become damp, release alkalis which can be
temperature is below 5°C and falling. Do not mix part bags. harmful to the skin. During use, avoid inhalation of dust and
Exposure to heavy rainfall prior to the final set may result in contact with skin and eyes.
surface scour.
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, eye protection and
The product should not be exposed to moving water during respiratory protective equipment. . The use of barrier
application. If any doubts arise concerning temperature or creams is recommended.
substrate conditions, consult the local Fosroc office

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In case of contact with skin, wash with clean water. In case Additional information
of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean
water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical Fosroc manufactures a wide range o products specifically
attention immediately - do not induce vomiting. designed for the repair and refurbishment of damaged for
the repair and refurbishment of damaged reinforced
Nitobond AR, Nitobond EP, Concure 90 Clear and Fosroc concrete. These include hand-placed and spray grade
Solvent 102 and 103 should not come into contact with skin repair mortars, fluid micro-concretes, chemical resistant
and eyes, or be swallowed. Avoid inhalation of vapours and epoxy mortars and a comprehensive package of protective
ensure adequate ventilation. Wear suitable protective coatings. In addition, a wide range of complimentary
clothing, gloves, and eye protection. The use of barrier products is available. This includes joint sealants,
creams provide additional skin protection. If working in waterproofing membranes, grouting, anchoring and
confined areas, suitable respiratory protective equipment specialised flooring materials.
must be worn.
Fosroc have also produced several educational training
In case of contact with ski, remove with resin removing videos which provide more details about the mechanisms
cream, then cleanse with soap and water. In case of which cause corrosion within reinforced concrete structures
contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean and the solutions which are available to arrest or retard
water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical these destructive mechanisms. Further information is
attention immediately - do not induce vomiting. available from the publications. Concrete Repair and
Protection. The ‘Systematic Approach’, available in seven
Fire language formats.

Nitoflor Levelcrete 600, Nitobond AR and Nitobond EP are For further information about products, training videos or
non-flammable. publications, contact the local Fosroc office

Concure 90 Clear and Fosroc Solvent 102 and 103 are


flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No
smoking. In the event of fire, extinguish with CO2 or foam.
Do not use a water jet.

Flash points
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Fosroc 90 Clear: 40 C
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Fosroc Solvent 102: 33 C
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Fosroc Solvent 103: 40 C

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

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