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What is liquid screed?

We frequently get asked what liquid floor screed is, and the ready-mixed variety is a relatively recent addition to the market. Having said that, it took some time to reach the position it currently occupies. The factory-produced version was first sold in the UK about 16 years ago, making it relatively new on the market.

However, the market share of liquid floor screed has been steadily growing, and we would estimate that it represents between 15% and 20% of the current screed market. There are various types of liquid screeds that are being offered by the Liquid Screed Contractors Services in the market and one of them is a calcium sulfate liquid floor screed with a calcium sulfate binder available on the market.

Liquid screed sometimes referred to as flow, pumpable, self-leveling, or self-smoothing screed, is ready-mixed and applied to the concrete flooring using a mechanical pump. It will fill every available area because of its flowing liquid nature and find its own level, which makes it completely straight. Cement-based flowing screed is the ideal method to level out these slightly uneven sections because flooring shouldn’t vary more than 5mm throughout a 3m span.

Underfloor heating works amazingly well with flow screed because it neatly encases the heating pipes and allows for highly efficient heat transmission. It is important to keep in mind that, although being exceedingly robust, liquid screed is not structural and must always be completed with flooring panels or tiles since it is not a worn surface.

Simple installation

The ease and speed with which liquid screed may be installed in comparison to other screeds make it an appealing feature for DIY projects and homeowners. In comparison to sand cement screed, liquid screed flooring may be placed ten times quicker! It is a great hassle-free flooring alternative because it not only takes fewer people but also has little installation equipment, just requiring some preliminary work and a concrete pump.

Improved insulation

Due to the liquid screed’s significantly decreased volume compared to traditional screeds, there is more capacity for thicker floor insulation. A house can benefit from better thermal efficiency thanks to thicker insulation, which lowers its heating costs.

Quick drying compared to other materials

Concerned that a damp floor might cause your project to be delayed? When you utilize liquid screed, all of these concerns will vanish. This is due to the fact that it dries significantly faster than other flooring options. In fact, it dries sufficiently to walk on in just 24 to 48 hours, so you may continue working on your project right away.

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Reduces the chance of cracking.

Our precisely created liquid screed is well known for its durable nature. To help make it exceptionally robust and increase its resistance to deformation, we employ unique components like anti-crack fibers and an anti-shrink agent. Additionally, in order to assist deliver a superior working experience to you we use a plasticizer while providing our exclusive service of Liquid Screed Installation Surrey.

Perfect finish

The best product for giving homes and buildings the ideal finish is liquid floor screed. The same can be said of our quick-drying, cost-effective, and simple-to-install latex floor screed. Because there are no proteins in the compound, it is safe, hygienic, and well-suitable for multi-occupancy housing and medical facilities. It may also be used to level up uneven flooring.

With a drying period of only a few days, it is far more adaptable than a typical floor screed and enables you to go forward with your project. With a far wider variety of usable depths and the ability to be applied as thinly as 3mm, latex floor screed reduces the distance that heat must travel from your selected system to the floor.

Composition of liquid screed

Since flow screed is a mixture of aggregates, cement, and water, it shares many characteristics with concrete. Concrete, on the other hand, has a significantly rougher texture since it is primarily utilized for strength. Since creating an even, level, and smooth flooring surface is the main goal of the screed, it employs a considerably finer aggregate. There are two varieties of liquid screed: calcium sulfate screed and screed based on cement.

The latter is sometimes referred to as anhydrite Liquid Screed Installation in Surrey and substitutes calcium sulfate for cement as a binding agent. Gypsum is created as a result of a process that takes place when water is introduced. The calcium sulfate will eventually run out throughout the course of this reaction, which will last around a week.

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