TAL X-Calibur developed a new decorative screed that was recently used as a final floor solution in a residential home in Copperleaf Estate, Benoni.
TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow was developed in collaboration with TAL X-Calibur and Rock Solid Flooring and is manufactured locally under license from X-Calibur Construction Chemistry Incorporated.
TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow is a cement based, self-smoothing, decorative screed available in a wide range of colours. The system is designed to produce a hard wearing and seamless decorative floor surface suitable for light commercial and residential interior applications.
The product is rapid-setting and shrinkage compensated. TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow allows for fast track installation, it’s self-smoothing and therefore reduces labour cost; it is also casein and protein free, provides a seamless finish and is easy to clean. It is designed for interior applications only.
Tests conducted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) show that TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow has a compressive strength in excess of 25MPa at 28d. SABS is conducting a wide range of performance tests on the product to give customers confidence that they are getting a state of the art product.
TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow is suitably designed for application onto concrete substrates. The surface can be subjected to light foot traffic after four hours, depending on application thickness and ambient conditions. The floor can be subjected to full service conditions after approximately 30 hours, temperature dependent.
Application of TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow should only be carried out by experienced contractors. Once TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow is fully cured, it must be lightly scoured using a black scouring pad and a polishing machine. This will ensure that the floor is smooth and free from residue left over during the curing stage.
A high-quality penetrating wax sealer is then applied in two stages. The sealer is applied directly to the spreader and then rubbed into the floor. After the first application, a white polishing pad is then used on the polishing machine to buff up the sealer. Once complete, a second application of the sealer is then applied and left to dry. No further polishing is required at this point.
The wax sealer penetrates the concrete and therefore does not create a synthetic look but rather leaves the concrete with a natural finish.
TAL provides quality construction solutions from concept to completion and its screed and cement range produces smooth, high strength and hard wearing floor surfaces.
The company has the ability to develop bespoke construction products to suit its customers’ requirements whether they’re specifiers, architects or contractors. TAL’s products are manufactured locally, are compatible with South Africa’s climate conditions and are in line with the latest technology.
X-Calibur Construction Chemistry forms part of the TAL building solutions range and consists of construction product solutions with an emphasis on flooring and surface treatments, concrete repair and protection as well as screeds, anchor groutings and fixings, sealers and coatings, floor hardening compounds and waterproofing systems.
TAL is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified and its products are designed, manufactured and tested to TAL standards, assuring customers that products will perform to specification.
Contact the TAL Technical Advisory Service on 0860 000 (TAL) 825 for details and specialist contractors who can apply TAL X-Calibur X-Tech SuperFlow. For more information visit www.x-calibur.co.za and www.tal.co.za.