Skim-Lite is a fast-drying, polymer-modified, cement-based underlayment, new from Laticrete, designed for skim-coating, smoothing and leveling prior to the application of floor coverings.

“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, 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.” 

Formulated with installer safety in mind, Skim Lite incorporates 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 can be applied from skim depth to 1-inch thick (25 mm) on a variety of interior substrates, including concrete slabs, plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), gypsum and vinyl tile.

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