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SPORTFLOOR-IN

APPLICATION TIPS
 
For all flooring types, we are talking about an ideal application temperature of 20-25ºC, on decent substrates. Deviations from these admissions might vary the consumptions/times/sequence of layers/preparation work and the final result in general.
 

 


RITIVEX 1102 ACRYLIC PRIMER


Application temperature:
10 to 30º C

Working temperature of applied material:
-30 to 50º C

Tools of application:
squeegee or brush

Consumption (20-25º C):
0.2-0.25 kg/m²

Covering in maximum 1 hour



ELASTOSPORT 853

Application temperature:
10 to 30º C

Working temperature of applied material:
-30 to 50º C


Tools of application:
Single-rubber-edge squeegee (75 cm length recommended)

Consumption (20-25º C):
2.5 kg/m² for 1.5 mm thickness (or 1.7-1.8 kg/m² for 1 mm thickness), in 2-3 layers. Usually, it’s applied in 2 kg/m² in average, in 2 layers.
Covering of the first (or second) layer with the next ELASTOSPORT layer: in 3-5 hours
Covering with ELASTOTURF: 2-3 days after the application of ELASTOSPORT 853


 
ELASTOTURF 851 S

Application temperature:
10 to 30º C (for outdoor areas, in the hottest summer days, early morning hours-or late evening hours-are preferred for application. Noon or early afternoon hours-or in general hours when temperature is rising- should be avoided for application)

Working temperature of applied material:
-30 to 50º C

Tools of application:
Single-rubber-edge squeegee (75 cm length recommended)

Consumption (20-25º C):
1.6-1.8 kg/m² for 1-1.2 mm thickness in 3 layers at least
Covering of the first (or second) layer: in 3-5 hours
Covering with ELASTOMARK 818: 10-12 hours after the last layer of ELASTOTURF or next day

Alternatively, ELASTOTURF can be applied by spotty roller in one layer (with 2.1 mm spots or so)-followed immediately by spiked roller over the surface to kill the air pockets and level out the surface-but it will be harder to apply.

 

Additional tips:  

  • The RITIVEX layers and the two layers of ELASTOSPORT can be applied in a single day, early morning and late afternoon hours preferably.
  • The squeegee should be dragged along to follow smoothly the contour of the surface, not too hard (to avoid “hick-ups” of the squeegee or blocking of its movement), not too soft (to avoid leaving excessive material in places)
  • ELASTOSPORT will be applied in two equal-consumption layers applied in a single day again, by squeegee. The powder should be added gradually to the liquid under continuous stirring by drill. ELASTOTURF in 3 layers will follow after 3 days (to let the ELASTOSPORT dry and lose its water completely).
  • Water addition in ELASTOTURF (concentrated or not) should be 5-8% and it’s better that the final layer of ELASTOTURF will have less water content (around 5% or so), to have better coverage.
  • ELASTOTURF should be applied in a meandering way, beginning from one edge of the area, going down to the other edge in one squeegees strip, then turning back on the opposite direction overlapping the previous strip by 20-30 cm or so and continuing the same way. Possible traces of the squeegee edges will have to be smoothed out with the squeegee or other tool (e.g. trowel). In any case, those traces tend to be eliminated after the area is put in use
  • Again, any ELASTOTURF layer can be covered after 3-5 hours with the next one.
  • In any case, rain will compromise the drying process and the integrity of any applied layer that has not dried out. After application of the final layer, ELASTOTURF has to stay at least 3-4 days to dry completely before being given to use. If there is rain before this drying-out period, it should be ensured that at least no standing water stays on the surface, to avoid emulsification of the acrylic topping. Besides, rising humidity will always compromise the drying and stability of the system and its component layers
  • PU 807 for line marking will follow. Then POLYGLOSS 872 is applied over the whole surface by roller in at least two layers crosswise, making sure the second layer is applied within 24 hours from the first one

Besides, note that the first layer of ELASTOSPORT 853 will consume more material than the following layer because of filling in the irregularities, small holes, cavities etc. of the substrate. Same thing stands for the first layer of ELASTOTURF 851 on ELASTOSPORT 853 -the consumption will be more than the following layers because of filling in of small irregularities in ELASTOSPORT 853 and smoothing it out with its self-leveling ability.

In case the substrate is asphalt, it should be ensured that it will be in the smoothest possible condition in order to be able to level it out with only two layers of ELASTOSPORT 853. Otherwise, additional layers of ELASTOSPORT 853 might be required for smoothing the surface before the application of ELASTOTURF 851

For better aesthetic result and consumption control, after the first and second layers of ELASTOTURF 851 have been applied, it is important to cut off any excess 853 material protruding from the surface, bulges or humps by sanding or by straightedge (flat) small metal trowel (with handle or not).

For around 450m² you will need three people for 2.5-3 days, with the dead time between layers of the same material included (except of course the two-three days between ELASTOSPORT and ELASTOTURF). This dead time of course can be utilized for other works, besides the projects are usually considerably bigger than 400m², so the dead time is minimized if different phases of the application take place in different parts of the project. Moreover, for bigger surfaces more square meters are possible per day in average because you will be able to work on bigger open surface with the same materials-and thus minimize dead times.  

Consider half a day more for the optional polyurethane top mat sealer POLYSPORT MAT 952, for two people.  POLYSPORT MAT 952 is applied next day after the last ELASTOTURF 851S layer (or CONCENTRATED ELASTOTURF 852 layer).  It's always advisable to sand the final layer of acrylic ELASTOTURF 851S (with sandpaper or something like that) after drying and before laying the mat varnish POLYSPORT MAT 952 on top in two layers, applied by mohair paint roller with short hair.  Two layers needed, "dragged" on the floor smoothly
 

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