SLU Addresses Project Challenges

Laticrete NXT Level Plus Lite is a lightweight self-levelling underlayment (SLU) designed for a wide range of residential and commercial interior projects.

Distinguished by its reduced cured weight, NXT Level Plus Lite offers an alternative for applications where traditional SLUs may be too heavy, particularly projects with load-bearing concerns, unique structural challenges or where the preservation of existing foundations is paramount, such as older building renovations.

It’s also ideal for spaces like hospitals, hotels and highrise buildings where various substrates are often found, including concrete, gypsum, plywood and oriented strand board, as there is no need for metal lath due to high flexural strength. Additionally, the product’s quick drying time allows for walkability within three to four hours and the application of moisture-sensitive coverings after 24 hours.

NXT Level Plus Lite is nearly 50 per cent the cured weight of traditional SLUs and the product is half the packaging weight, significantly easing freight, transportation and handling on-site.

It is also free-flowing, pump-friendly and can be poured up to four inches thick — substantially more than the one to two inches typical of other self-levellers. This streamlines project timelines by eliminating the need for staggered applications and reduces physical strain on workers, contributing to a safer and more efficient work environment.

The product is equipped with Microban antimicrobial product protection to fight the growth of mould and mildew in the underlayment. It is Greenguard-certified for low volatile organic compounds and does not contain respirable crystalline levels that exceed the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration action level, promoting safer conditions for contractors and end-users.

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