Levelling floors

using self-spreading levelling compounds

Levelling compounds are the ideal way to deal with large floors that require levelling out. In addition to a fast application and easy handling, they produce a perfect substrate on which to lay tiles and other floor coverings.

Having said this, levelling compounds are not just sought after to make substrates even whose dimensional tolerances or impermissible or to level different heights in repair measures, but are also generally a necessary requirement when extra large tiles or smooth floor coverings such as PVC or linoleum demand such a degree of evenness that screeds simply do not normally manage to achieve.

Before the levelling compound is applied the floor surfaces are first primed and edging strips are fixed to the rising building parts. When mixing the compound up, particular attention must be paid to ensure the exact amount of water is added to the mix.

In addition to levelling compounds that are suitable for a diverse range of applications such as BOTAMENT M 50 (up to 20 mm layer thickness) and BOTAMENT M 51 (from 5 to 30 mm layer thickness) there are also special levelling compounds such as BOTAMENT M 52 Duoplan (up to 30 mm layer thickness).

The latter is dust-reduced and comes in a handy 15 kg sack as it is rather economical – two characteristics that really help to make repair works and conversions much easier.

For more complicated substrates such as wooden floors, BOTAMENT M 53 Extra is at hand. This fibre-reinforced levelling compound offers added security as far as reducing crack formation goes and may be installed up to an overall depth of 40 mm by adding quartz sand. 


Priming of absorbent substrates with BOTAMENT D 11 Deep Primer.


Pouring on the mixed up BOTAMENT levelling compound.


Spreading the BOTAMENT levelling compound with a smoothing trowel.


Aerating the levelling layer with a spiked roller.