Press Release: Merkrete Offers a New Patching Compound Solution for Surface Preparation

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Merkrete Offers a New Patching Compound Solution for Surface Preparation

Merkrete Pro Patch XF Patching Compound Solution


Anaheim, CA — April 23, 2013 - Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Merkrete, Parex, Teifs, LaHabra and El Rey, introduces a new patching compound solution to the Merkrete Surface Preparation portfolio.


Merkrete Pro Patch XF is a fast setting Portland cement based skim coating compound for leveling embossed floors and for finishing and smoothing most interior subfloors. Pro Patch XF is specifically formulated to smooth and finish substrates prior to the installation of vinyl sheet goods, vinyl composition tile (VCT), wood floors, carpet and glued-down installations. It is also ideal for ceramic tile and stone tiles.


Advantages include:

  • Ideal for patching and leveling from featheredge to 1/4"
  • Fast Setting
  • Smooth finish
  • Ideal for vinyl (VCT), carpet, glued-down floor coverings, ceramic tile and stone tiles
  • Embossed floor leveler
  • Compatible bond with most floor covering adhesives (except for solvent adhesives)

"With new housing now moving forward after 6 years, and the increase of wood and vinyl products, subfloor preparation will demand new and innovative materials. Merkrete Pro Patch Plus and Pro Patch XF were designed to meet the demands of flooring professionals", said Tim McDonald, Vice President of Merkrete.


About Merkrete

For over forty years, Merkrete has been dedicated to providing architects, contractors and building owners with the most uniquely diversified and innovative product line in the industry. Merkrete has successfully supplied the building industry with over one billion square feet of tile and stone installation systems backed by our commitment to quality and revolutionary research. From underlayment material to grouts, thin sets, waterproofing, crack isolation and sound control systems, Merkrete has the building materials you need. And with our sophisticated product line and innovative application techniques, it's all possible. For more information, please visit



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