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Universal

Setcrete Universal is a floor levelling compound for use in general light traffic internal areas prior to the installation of a floorcovering. Setcrete Universal is suitable for use over a wide range of absorbent subfloor types including sand/cement screed and concrete.

It is also suitable for use over non-absorbent subfloors such as ceramics, granolithic, terrazzo and quarry tiles, providing they are sound, well adhered and suitably prepared.


Can I use Setcrete Universal in heavy duty areas?Setcrete Universal is designed as a light duty (domestic) use floor levelling compound. Therefore it is recommended that Setcrete Flexible is used under these circumstances.
Can Universal be used externally?No, Setcrete Universal is for internal applications only.
Can Universal be mixed by hand?We recommend that the product is mixed for a minimum of two minutes using a mixing paddle and a suitable drill.
Can Universal be used over under floor heating?Universal is suitable for use over both wired and wet under floor heating systems. Electric heating must not be turned on for at least 7 days after installation.
Can Universal be used over wooden floors?For wooden floors we would recommend that the floor is first boarded with a minimum of 6mm flooring grade plywood, screwed down at 150mm centres and also crewed down at 100mm spacing around the board edges. The plywood should then be primed with dilute Setcrete Acrylic Primer (4 parts water to 1 part Primer) and Setcrete Flexible Floor Levelling Compound applied.
Which tools and equipment are recommended to apply Universal?It is recommended that the installer have access to a measuring implement to gauge the required water addition, a mixing bucket, a smoothing trowel, a mixing paddle and a suitable drill.
Can Universal be installed without a DPM?It is important to ensure that there is an effective damp proof membrane in place prior to installation. Waterproof Surface Membranes (WSM’s), such as Setcrete Rapid Set DPM, are available to create an impervious layer if no existing DPM is in place. Once a WSM is used, Setcrete Universal can then be applied.
Do I need to prime Universal?Yes, priming prevents the unacceptable rapid drying of floor levelling compounds over absorbent subfloors and promotes adhesion to non-absorbent surfaces.
Can Universal be used over quarry tiles where no DPM exists?It is important to ensure that there is an effective damp proof membrane in place prior to installation. Waterproof Surface Membranes (WSM’s) are available create an impervious layer if no DPM exists.