16 best self-leveling floors

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Self-leveling floors allow you to get a perfectly flat surface in a short time. With the help of this material, it is possible to eliminate small defects, after the coating has dried, no shrinkage is observed, and the surface is durable and wear-resistant. A wide range of leveling compounds is offered in building stores in Russia. Expert advice will help you make the right choice.

How to choose a self-leveling floor

  1. The basis. All self-leveling floors can be grouped according to the binder material. Cement compositions have high hardness, but they dry for a long time. Gypsum-based mixtures harden quickly, the surface is wear-resistant, but it is afraid of moisture. A smooth glossy finish can be obtained using epoxies. It is used for 3D floors, the surface is resistant to abrasion and moisture, but the shock load should not be high. Polyurethane floors can boast of elasticity; some compounds are allowed to be used on wooden bases. Due to their beautiful appearance, they are used as a topcoat, but the base should not have serious defects.
  2. Scope of application. When choosing the most suitable self-leveling floor, experts advise taking into account the location of the working plane. In apartments, epoxy compounds with acrylic paints or transparent coatings with an image on a substrate look great. For simple alignment, users most often choose cement or plaster compounds. It is optimal to use polyurethane mixtures in baths, saunas, bathrooms, lavatories and kitchens. On the street, the easiest way is to level the bases with the help of cement compositions.
  3. Coating thickness. When choosing a self-leveling floor, you should pay attention to such a parameter as the recommended thickness of the leveling layer. If the base has large differences in height, then a highly filled material with a layer thickness of more than 5 mm is better suited. Self-leveling mixtures are considered to be products that form a coating with a thickness of 4-5 mm. For finishing, thin-layer compounds (up to 1 mm) are optimal.
  4. Drying speed. Many consumers do not carefully study the recommendations of the manufacturers regarding the drying time. The specified interval indicates how many hours or days on the surface it will be possible to walk. This does not mean the possibility of further finishing work. The gypsum-containing self-leveling floor hardens very quickly (2-4 hours). Polyurethane compounds can withstand up to 20 hours, and it is recommended to leave epoxy and cement mixtures for 1-2 days. Laying tiles, laminate or linoleum is allowed after 7-28 days.
  5. Mixture consumption. Many buyers prefer inexpensive self-leveling floors, not taking into account the consumption of the composition. Manufacturers indicate it in kilograms per 1 square meter of surface with a layer thickness of 1 mm. The highest consumption is observed for cement mixtures.

We have selected 16 of the best self-leveling floors. All of them are present in the trade network of our country, their use is approved by experts and consumers.

What is better screed or self-leveling floor

Leveling coating type

Advantages

disadvantages

Screed

+ affordable price

+ evens out large differences (from 2 cm)

+ wide range of finishes

– requires the installation of beacons and the presence of a special tool

– low surface quality

– large layer thickness (at least 2 cm)

Self-leveling floor

+ easy leveling of the base

+ possibility of independent use

+ high surface quality

– high price

– the coating is not subject to restoration

– small differences can be compensated

Rating of the best self-leveling floors

Nomination a place Name of product price per kg.
The best decorative self-leveling floors 1 Teping Floor 205 PU 387 r
2 GLIMS HEAVY DUTY HD drymix RUB 57
3 Arturo EP2500 RUB 1,100
4 Polymerstone-2 425 RUB
5 Elakor-ED RUB 315
6 Monopol 5 RUB 500
The best self-leveling floors for leveling surfaces 1 Prospectors Rapid hardening RUB 12
2 Bergauf easy boden RUB 17
3 VOLMA – Level Express 19 RUB
4 Knauf-Tribon RUB 14
5 Eunice-Horizon RUB 17
6 Skorline FK45R RUB 20
7 Vetonit-5000 RUB 25
8 Ceresit CN-175 RUB 23
9 BOLARS Finishing SV-1010 RUB 18
10 Litopol De Luxe RUB 12

The best decorative self-leveling floors

Some types of self-leveling floors allow you to get a beautiful finish. Some of them are used to create 3D finishes, others become elegant after the introduction of dyes. The experts drew attention to several compositions.

Teping 205 PU

Rating: 4.9

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Since 2007, self-leveling floors have been produced in St. Petersburg under the Teping brand. The composition of Tapping Pol 205 PU is especially popular with domestic builders. This versatile product is a two-component mixture of polyurethane base and hardener. After polymerization, a plastic and durable coating is formed that is not afraid of vibration, temperature changes and shock loading. The manufacturer recommends a self-leveling floor, both for finishing residential premises and for arranging unheated warehouses and garages.

For the excellent value for money, as well as high decorative qualities, the experts gave the product the laurels of the rating winner. Users are satisfied with the strength and durability of the flooring.

Advantages

  • strength and ductility;
  • resistance to temperature extremes;
  • wide scope;
  • glossy surface.

disadvantages

  • not found.

GLIMS HEAVY DUTY HD drymix

Rating: 4.8

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A very durable floor can be obtained with GLIMS HEAVY DUTY HD drymix. Experts attribute high compressive strength and bending strength to the strengths of the self-leveling floor. Experts recommend a composition for finishing production workshops, garages, car parks, parking lots, warehouses, etc. The manufacturer allows tinting of the ready-made solution, which increases the decorative effect of the floor covering. The floor surface becomes waterproof, resistant to chemicals and oil products. The domestic squad ranks second in our rating, yielding to the winner in price.

Builders have no particular complaints about the quality of the self-leveling floor. The solution mixes quickly, after 24 hours it completely solidifies.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • wide range of thicknesses (5-12 mm);
  • the possibility of tinting;
  • no shrinkage.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Arturo EP2500

Rating: 4.7

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It is possible to obtain a seamless glossy floor using the composition from the Netherlands Arturo EP2500. The manufacturer does not use harmful solvents, so the finished solution has no irritating odor. Thanks to its environmental friendliness, the self-leveling floor can be used for finishing kitchens and bathrooms, premises in schools, gardens, factory workshops. Epoxy can be used undiluted; quartz sand may be added to increase the layer thickness. To increase the decorative properties, it is allowed to introduce color into the finished solution.

Experts gave the material the third line of the rating. The composition did not manage to bypass the leaders due to prolonged drying (7 days) and high prices. And users are satisfied with the high decorative qualities, noting only a small thickness of the coating (1-5 mm).

Advantages

  • glossy surface;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • shock resistance;
  • ease of care.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • dries for a long time.

Polymerstone-2

Rating: 4.6

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A thin but very durable floor covering is formed when using Polymerstone-2. Builders often call this material liquid linoleum. The two-component polyurethane product has a gray color, the manufacturer allows the introduction of colors. The prepared working solution has a good pot life (up to 40 minutes), which allows the finishers to make adjustments. It is possible to create a topcoat with the help of Polymerstone-2 in any enclosed space, from apartments to public institutions. Experts gave the self-leveling floor the fourth line in the rating, since the range of thicknesses is limited to 2-3 mm.

Users like the affordable price of the material, fast cure time (24 hours), and high strength. The surface is perfectly smooth and even.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • ease of preparation and application;
  • affordable price;
  • wide range of applications.

disadvantages

  • narrow range of thickness.

Elakor-ED

Rating: 4.5

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The Elakor-ED self-leveling floor has high wear resistance. It is prepared on the basis of epoxy resin, due to which, after curing, a transparent layer forms. This feature is appreciated by lovers of original decor, sewing glitter or decorative inserts under the coating. The manufacturer recommends sticking to a thickness of 1.5 to 5 mm, but it is better to create a 3D effect in a layer up to 2 mm. The composition is intended for indoor use, the floor should be finished in the temperature range of 5-25 ° C. The material is highly resistant to UV rays, it does not fade over time.

Self-leveling floor Elakor-ED falls into our rating for an affordable price, transparency and durability. The disadvantages include a long hardening time (72 hours).

Advantages

  • transparency;
  • strength;
  • UV resistance;
  • easy care.

disadvantages

  • takes a long time to polymerize.

Monopol 5

Rating: 4.5

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The six best decorative self-leveling floors are closed by the Russian composition Monopol 5. A distinctive feature of the material is its three-component structure. Along with the epoxy base and hardener, the set includes a dye. It is mixed first with epoxy and then a hardener is added. The product is intended for topcoat, the formed layer quickly gains strength. Experts refer to the advantages of the self-leveling floor as resistance to shock loads, abrasion and chemical attack. The semi-matt surface looks aesthetically pleasing.

The builders are somewhat dissatisfied with the complex preparation of the working mixture. In addition, it is often necessary to additionally use Monopol primer. Self-leveling floor is afraid of vibration, which limits the scope of application.

Advantages

  • semi-matt surface;
  • quickly gaining strength;
  • maintainability.

disadvantages

  • complex preparation;
  • limited scope.

The best self-leveling floors for leveling surfaces

Leveling self-leveling floors allow to eliminate defects on the bases. Most often, after drying, tiles, parquet, laminate or linoleum are laid on the formed surface. Experts liked the following building mixtures.

Prospectors Rapid hardening

Rating: 4.9

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The easiest way is to level the floor with the Rapid-hardening self-leveling floor. This gypsum-based compound is ideal for living rooms, hallways and kitchens. The prepared mortar is highly mobile, which allows leveling the surface within 40 minutes. But the solidification time is quite short (4 hours). The manufacturer allows a mechanized casting method, the leveling layer is from 5 to 80 mm. Considering the democratic price, the experts gave the product first place in our rating.

Users are satisfied with the affordability, fast curing time, smooth surface. But with self-alignment, difficulties arise, so it is better to entrust this work to professionals.

Advantages

  • high mobility of the solution;
  • fast drying time;
  • the possibility of mechanized application;
  • wide range of applications.

disadvantages

  • the complexity of self-alignment.

Bergauf easy boden

Rating: 4.8

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Those users who prefer to make repairs on their own in their home or apartment should take a closer look at the composition of Bergauf Easy Boden. Despite the German name, the product is made in our country. However, in terms of cost, it is inferior to the leader of the rating. Thanks to the cement base, the self-leveling floor is easy to use. In addition, it can be used in wet rooms (bathrooms, showers, toilets). It is possible to apply the prepared solution without any problems on its own, the manufacturer allows the possibility of mechanized pouring. The base can be a concrete slab or “warm floor”.

Builders are pleased with the ease of laying and leveling, but the coating hardens longer than gypsum-containing counterparts. The disadvantages include the high price.

Advantages

  • easy to prepare and level;
  • universality of application;
  • moisture resistance;
  • high quality.

disadvantages

  • high price.

VOLMA – Level Express

Rating: 4.7

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A lot of compliments from professional builders go to the VOLMA-Level Express self-leveling floor. Masters note the durability of the prepared solution (up to 60 minutes) and high mobility. In this case, the hardening time is only 4-6 hours. Therefore, experts recommend using it in those rooms where accelerated repair work is required. The most difficult bases with a difference in height from 5 to 100 mm are subject to leveling. The product is worthy of the third position in our rating.

Most of the feedback from users is positive. But there are also negative experiences due to poor quality. The reason may be counterfeit products, but consumers do not like the feedback from the manufacturer.

Advantages

  • easy kneading;
  • high plasticity of the solution;
  • dries quickly;
  • excellent spreadability.

disadvantages

  • there are defective or counterfeit products.

Knauf-Tribon

Rating: 4.7

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The ideal combination of cement, gypsum and mineral fillers make Knauf-Tribon self-leveling floor one of the most bending-resistant. Therefore, the composition can be used not only on screed and concrete, but also on wooden flooring. Experts attribute high viability (60 minutes) and moisture resistance to the advantages of the mixture. The manufacturer allows the product to be used in any premises. The layer thickness is from 10 to 60 mm, the range is somewhat narrower than that of the leaders of the rating. A prerequisite is the device of an additional topcoat.

Users have identified several drawbacks, the main one of which they believe is low resistance to UV radiation. But good sound insulation should be attributed to the asset of the product.

Advantages

  • high bending strength;
  • wide range of applications;
  • good sound insulating properties;
  • fast drying (6 hours).

disadvantages

  • small range of elevation differences;
  • low UV resistance.

Eunice-Horizon

Rating: 4.7

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The composition of Yunis-Horizon has proven itself perfectly in humid conditions. To create it, a cement base was used, which is perfectly complemented by other components. As a result, the manufacturer managed to achieve a high hardening rate (3 hours). Experts consider it to be the best material when you need to level a solid foundation (concrete floors, screed). The composition is not afraid of temperature changes, it is suitable for a “warm floor” device. Another factor for getting into our rating was the affordable price.

As for the shortcomings, users note a high consumption of the product and a small pot life (30 minutes). But in bathrooms, baths and saunas, the bulk floor often becomes a lifesaver.

Advantages

  • moisture resistance;
  • fast hardening;
  • resistance to temperature extremes;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • high consumption;
  • limited lifetime of the solution.

Skorline FK45R

Rating: 4.6

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The combination of a mineral base and polymer fillers makes the Scorline FK45R self-leveling floor one of the fastest curing. Walking on the surface is allowed 2 hours after leveling. It is recommended to lay ceramic tiles or expanded clay after 3 hours. And the rest of the finishing work is best done after a week of aging. In the case of a “warm floor” installation, it is advisable to let the coating stand for 28 days. The layer thickness can vary from 2 to 100 mm.

Builders are satisfied with the viability of the prepared solution (40 minutes), the ability to eliminate serious unevenness of the base. The product closes the top six in the rating of the best leveling compounds, because users complain of cracking after drying.

Advantages

  • fast hardening;
  • ease of alignment;
  • acceptable price;
  • smooth surface.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality.

Vetonit-5000

Rating: 4.5

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The new product of the Weber-Vetonit company aroused increased interest among domestic homeowners. This is a leveling compound Vetonit-5000. It attracts with an affordable price. Experts who have managed to work with the product highlight several points. Firstly, the ready-made solution is thick enough, so you will have to use beacons and a rule for alignment. The mixture dries quickly, after 2 hours it is difficult to remove the beacons from the floor. The surface after hardening turns out to be rough due to the coarse filler fraction. Therefore, after leveling, a floor finish is required.

Having studied all the advice of professionals, the experts gave the squad 7th place in the rating. On the one hand, it is easily mixed with a mixer or drill, but it is better to entrust the alignment to experienced finishers.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • fast drying;
  • high strength;
  • ease of mixing.

disadvantages

  • thick consistency of the solution;
  • rough surface.

Ceresit CN-175

Rating: 4.5

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Ceresit CN-175 universal leveling compound possesses a whole range of useful qualities. With its help, it is possible to smooth out unevenness of the base within the range of 3-60 mm. Experts attribute the strengths of the product to the absence of shrinkage after drying, resistance to cracking. The composition is also included in our rating for environmental friendliness. The manufacturer recommends using it in living rooms and bathrooms. The coating is set to the required hardness for walking within 4 hours. The prepared solution can be applied manually or mechanically.

The self-leveling mixture could not rise higher due to the difficulty with preparation, and the surface quality after drying leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • no shrinkage and cracks after drying;
  • high strength;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • low consumption.

disadvantages

  • thick consistency;
  • large layer thickness.

BOLARS Finishing SV-1010

Rating: 4.4

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BOLARS Finish SV-1010 can be used as a finishing floor covering. The product combines qualities such as thinness and compressive strength. Experts identify a wide range of applications. It is possible to level floors not only indoors, but also outside buildings. The binder component of the mixture is cement, so the hardening time can exceed 6 hours. The viability is considered not very high (30 minutes), which requires the worker to be prompt when leveling. But the consistency of the prepared solution is optimal for uniform spreading.

The composition could not take a higher place in our rating due to consumer feedback. They are unhappy with the quality of the material.

Advantages

  • spreads evenly;
  • sets quickly;
  • thin layer (0.1-10 mm);
  • high strength.

disadvantages

  • fragility;
  • the solution quickly solidifies in the heat.

Litopol De Luxe

Rating: 4.3

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Another finishing self-leveling floor gets into our rating. This is the composition of Litopol De Luxe. It is very easy to use, which pleases beginner finishers. To obtain a ready-made solution, it is enough to mix the dry powder with water (2-3 minutes) with a mixer. For 2-3 minutes, the resulting mass is allowed to brew, after which it is stirred again. It remains to distribute the solution evenly and quickly (up to 30 minutes) over the base. Drying time for walking is 6 hours, but linoleum, laminate, parquet or tiles should be laid after 7 days of exposure. With the help of the composition, it is possible to even out serious differences (5-100 mm).

Among the shortcomings, consumers note the high consumption of the product, the need for prompt alignment, fear of the solution of drafts and sunlight.

Advantages

  • ease of preparation;
  • good leveling ability;
  • affordable price;
  • withstands high temperatures.

disadvantages

  • high consumption;
  • the solution sets quickly.

B


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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