2 x 20-years-birthday held in floor level
The 2 Alfix levelling compounds Alfix PlaneMix 20 and Alfix PlaneMix 50 proudly celebrate their 20th birthday
With the message:” The same outstanding properties – every time”, Alfix introduced two high-quality levelling compounds for straightening and levelling subfloors – the optimal products for the installation of ceramic tiles and other top floorings.
In the following, head of R&D, Frank Pingel, elaborates on the background to expand the range of products, which at the beginning of the new millennium mainly consisted of tanking products, tile adhesives and grouts:
” During the late 90’s, we observed a steadily climbing demand for self-levelling compounds from the tile fixers. A growing focus on even and smooth subfloors combined with a tendency towards large-sized tiles required thorough levelling of floors prior to tile fixing and other floorings. A growing demand for levelling compounds lead our owner and managing director, Torben C. Toft, to ask us at the lab whether we would be able to develop and produce fast-setting self-levelling and smoothing compounds. And the answer was: “Yes”, obviously. After intense product development, the two first levelling compounds PlaneMix 20 and PlaneMix 50 saw the light of the day in 2001”.
The products have become a natural part of the Scandinavian building trade, and since 2001 they have levelled approx. 5,000,000m² subfloors in total. And today, PlaneMix 20 and 50 are still among the best-selling products in the PlaneMix-range, which now counts a number of highly-specialized screeding mortars and levelling compounds. For more details read here!
Recent years have seen a rise in demand for designer floors, also known as New Yorker floors or industrial looking floors – for domestic and industrial use as well as shop fitting.
Designer floors are seamless cement-based floors without the need for any actual top-flooring. The floors are made with a cement-based levelling compound, such as PlaneMix 20 or PlaneMix 50, and finished with the surface treatment Alfix TopCoat Design.