Parex USA brand Merkrete introduces a new patching compound solution to its Surface Preparation portfolio. The 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. The product is specifically formulated to smooth and finish substrates prior to the installation of vinyl sheet goods, vinyl composition tile, wood floors, carpet and glued-down installations. It is also ideal for ceramic tile and stone tiles.  Advantages of this product include fast setting, a smooth finish, and bonding compatibility with most floor covering adhesives. The product is also ideal for patching and leveling from featheredge to 1/4 inch.