PERLITE
CONCRETE
FLOOR FILL
SCHUNDLER

MIX DESIGNS
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION GUIDE
The Schundler Company
150 Whitman Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08817
732-287-2244 www.schundler.com



SCHUNDLER PERLITE CONCRETE

LIGHTWEIGHT AND INSULATING


A product guide issued by
REDCO II 11831 Vose Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605-5793
(818) 759-2255
see their website at REDCO II

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Durability, lightweight, ease of application and economy are the major considerations in choosing a non-structural floor fill ill. Fiber reinforced perlite concrete can be used to control sound attenuation through the floor system and to provide a smooth and level base for carpet, tile or resilient flooring.

SCOPE:

The perlite applicator (sub-contractor) shall furnish all labor, materials and equipment necessary for installation of the perlite Fiber Reinforced concrete floor fill,

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Flexural Strength150-250 PSI
Compression Strength800-1100 PSI
Oven Dry Density50 lbs./ Ft 3 +/- 4 lbs.
Weight Per Board Foot3.75-4.50 lbs

MATERIALS:

Portland CementASTM C150 Type I, II
Lightweight Aggregate:Perlite Concrete Aggregate conforming to ASTM C332 Group I
Reinforcement:Alkaline Resistant inch Nominal, 15 Denier Polypropylene Fiber
Air Entrainment:14% Neutralized Vinsol Resin
Water:Clean and Potable
Acceleration:Calcium chloride 2% maximum
(Not recommended over galvanized steel deck.)


FRAMING:

The floor Construction shall consist of galvanized metal deck or reinforced concrete or wood of required section and strength to carry the dead and live loads for the spans shown on the drawings. Over wood floor construction it is a good practice to provide a weakened plane joint at doors, stairs, etc. by means of a wood or metal divider strip.

FLOOR PREPARATION:

All flooring surfaces must be free of holes and debris prior to application. All projections through the floor (heater ducts, plumbing, electrical), should be in before concrete is placed. Wood floors must be covered with a moisture barrier such as polyethylene at least 4 mils thick or with approved Kraft paper stapled in. place and lapped to prevent leakage onto sub floors Fiber Reinforced Perlite Concrete Floor fill ill can be installed after drywall and taping are complete.

APPLICATION:

The Perlite concrete floor fill shall be installed by a properly trained applicator and shall be mixed and placed using equipment necessary to achieve specified density and compressive strength within the range as shown under Physical Properties. A minimum thickness of one inch or greater as specified. For galvanized metal deck the minimum thickness is 1" above the corrugations.

FINISHING:

The Perlite concrete floor fill shall be finished to a surface suitable for application of flooring material. The allowable tolerance shall not exceed " jQT_01t Normally a steel trowel finish is necessary under resilient or sheet flooring.

CURING:

Avoid construction traffic for 48-72 hours. Floor fill should be in place approximately 7 days prior to application of flooring material. General contractor should place temporary wood planking over floor fill wherever it will be subjected to heavy wheeled or concentrated loads during curing process.

LIMITATIONS:

Perlite Insulating Concrete floor fill is not intended to be left exposed as a wearing surface


For information on transit mix/ready mix applications and procedures, see our page Transit Mix Perlite Concrete--Guidelines and Procedures.


Ask your perlite supplier for more information about these mix designs, or contact: The Perlite Institute



For more information, please call or contact:

The Schundler Company

150 Whitman Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08817
732-287-2244 or www.schundler.com
email: info@schundler.com

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