Flowing screed is often better to use than cement and sand screed, and that’s especially true when it is used for underfloor heating and installed on warm water. That under floor heating system needs to be protected, and it can transfer heat very fast, warming up the room quickly and reducing the cost of keeping the room heated. The flowing screed will encompass the pipework and ensure that there are no air gaps, allowing heat to transfer more effectively.
You will find that laying pumped screed down is going to cost you about the same as if you had gone with hand laid screed of some sort. You’ll enjoy other benefits as well, including a low shrinkage rate, a screed that won’t curl or crack on you, a screed that needs no reinforcement, and a screed that complies with the European Standards. It also self-levels and permits foot traffic within one to two days. It will be completely dry after a week, and it does not house bacteria. It is a more effective use of energy and it can be pumped into any room or any level of the house.
Depths for Insulation and Floors
If your floor is specified at 50mm depth with a 75mm screed, then London Flow Screed can redesign the floor to possibly save you some money and give you better value.
The Best Conditions for Drying
It takes conventional screed about 1 day to dry each millimetre for the first 50 mm. For anything over 50mm, it takes about 2 days per millimetre. That means that if you have a screed floor that’s 75mm thick, it should take it about 100 days to fully dry.
Flowing screed from the right service dries significantly faster. If you have a 50mm screed, then you can expect it to dry at a rate of 1mm per day for the first 40 days, and then two days per millimetre for the remaining 10 millimetres. It can also be force dried, if you prefer, and that is usually accomplished by using a dehumidifier or an under-floor heater.
A professional screed service can dry a 50mm screed in as little as 7 days, with the right preparation. This drying process complies completely with European Standards related to flowing screeds. Screed services can increase the thermal power of your floor, using an aggregate made from glass ceramic sand. That can save you money in energy costs all year long.
Application Thickness Requirements
If the screed is unbonded, then the thickness needs to be at least 30m. If it is floating, then thickness should be 40mm. Underfloor heating requires a minimum of 30mm cover.
Why Choose A Screed Service?
A professional flow screed service can also provide sales and installation for metal deck flooring sheeting. Services often use this with the flowing screed to greatly benefit customers and to provide them with further benefits than timber floors would.
These sheets are ideal for large construction projects and for converting buildings to pre-fabricated structural types. Ask your local flow screed service to show you examples and case studies of where they have successfully integrated metal sheeting into flowing screed floors.
The sheeting offers a number of advantages, including noise insulation, fire resistance, ease of use with flowing screed, thin floors, minimal dead weight, under floor heating system integration, suitability and adaptability with a variety of floor types.
London Flow Screed offer flooring that has been meticulously tested, and will be happy to provide testing reports for all types of flooring for your inspection. Give them a call to see about what flooring options they can provide for you.