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Liquid Screed - Underfloor Heating - Laitance Removal - Moisture Testing

About Liquid Screed Floors

Liquid Screed Floors is a privately owned company in Birmingham, specialising in areas such as Sutton Coldfield & Solihull that has a wealth of experience within its team. Our highly trained and professional team comprises of staff that share the same passion and take pride in all our work! The company has been shaped by a rigorous selection process when employing its people i.e. experience, professionalism & dedication are some key criteria when recruiting our people. Our employees possess all necessary qualifications to work on any site. Liquid Screed Floors has an ongoing commitment to Occupational Health & Safety which includes constant training for its employees to ensure safety practices are always employed in the field safeguarding its employees and other around them at all times.



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LIQUID SCREED

Anhydrite liquid floor screeds are the latest in advanced technology screeding products. Anhydrite liquid screeding products are revolutionising the growing demand for underfloor heating systems. Anhydrite liquid floor screeds allow for faster installation, smoother, professionally levelled, screeds. We can cater for screeding projects of all sizes and provide a great solution when working in awkward and restricted areas, reducing damage risks. For over 20 years liquid floor screed has seen a significant growth in the UK.

An attractive benefit of liquid screed for homeowners is how quick and easy it is to install compared with other screeds. In fact, liquid screed flooring can be installed 10 times faster than sand cement screed! Not only does it require less manpower, it also requires minimal installation equipment other than some prior preparation and a concrete pump, which makes it an excellent hassle-free flooring option.

There’s no better way to capitalise on your underfloor heating system than liquid screed flooring. Liquid screed when poured coats the pipes entirely, eliminating air bubbles and maximising conductivity. Due to the fact that less depth of liquid screed is required when compared with more traditional screeds, heat also has less distance to travel through the floor, meaning that heat is much more effectively transferred throughout the floor.

One of the main benefits of liquid screed is that due to its improved flowability and liquid state, it easily reaches the corner of rooms and evens out any bumps on the surface of the floor.

If you want an internal flooring project done as quickly as possible, then liquid screed is the ideal choice, as liquid screed flooring can handle light foot traffic after just 24 hours!

Liquid screed flooring is specially designed to reduce the risk of cracking and curling, leaving you with an even surface finish each time!

UNDERFLOOR HEATING

Underfloor heating involves the installation of pipework in the floor, so that the whole floor acts like a radiator, warming the room from the ground up. Wet underfloor heating system features pipes, filled by warm water and powered by a boiler or heat pump, concealed within the floor, and typically embedded within a screed.

As homeowners have become increasingly aware of the benefits of underfloor heating over conventional radiator systems, it’s no surprise that this is currently one of the fastest growing home improvement projects in the UK. One of the most popular reasons why people choose to install underfloor heating is simply because it very rarely ever requires any form of maintenance once it has been fitted. This is the case for both electric and water based underfloor heating.

Underfloor heating is generally far more efficient than old-fashioned radiators and consequently more cost-effective in regards to utility bills. Because the floor itself is heated it retains heat far better than traditional radiators which cool down very quickly when turned off, causing the heat they’ve produced to evaporate rapidly. With underfloor heating, the home will be able to retain heat much better and require less energy to maintain warmth.

A radiator will warm the air around it, causing it to rise to the ceiling. When this warm air cools, it will fall to the floor to be warmed again. This is an inefficient means of heating a room, and it also leads to hot and cold spots. Underfloor heating systems provide a much more even distribution of heat.

LAITANCE REMOVAL

As with most screeded surfaces, liquid screeds must be prepared in order to receive bonded floor coverings to ensure the very best adhesion is achieved. This is a part of the bonding process which is often overlooked, resulting in the de-lamination of your new floor coverings! Liquid Screeds Floors offer a full laitance removal / screed sanding service using our specially selected surface preparation equipment.

The surface of new concrete is always weak, even on good high strength concrete, because troweling methods and the curing process encourage lighter components such as surplus Portland cement and water to rise to the surface. When this cement rich scum sets, it is called “laitance.” Laitance is present to a depth of approximately 1/16-inch and is very weak and brittle. Unless the laitance layer is removed, stresses put on the laitance layer during use of the floor will very likely cause disintegration of the laitance and disbandment of any applied coating.

MOISTURE TESTING

It is paramount that a screed moisture test is carried out to ensure that the liquid screed has dried out to the recommended level to allow the subsequent floor coverings to be added. Failure to do so will result in several serious issues once the final floor is laid. Excess moisture levels within a liquid screed floor can result in condensation, adhesive degradation, movement and delaminating of the further floor coverings. If you have an underfloor heating system installed, there is the potential for severe damage to occur to said installation.

Before tiling onto calcium sulphate screeds it is vital to ensure moisture content is at the correct level for the floor finish. Typical values for moisture sensitive floor finishes is less than 0.5% water by weight, or a relative humidity less than 75%.

It is vital to ensure moisture content is at the correct level for the required floor finish. Typical values for moisture sensitive floor finishes are less than 0.5% water by weight or a relative humidity less than 75%



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Latest Liquid Screed Floors Project

COVENTRY

Second visit to our clients home. After installing our Smoothing Compound for the Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tile(LVT)Flooring on the first visit, our client was so happy with the finish Patrick and the team were asked to smooth the rest of the ground floor. The job time was 4 hours, once on site preperation to the floor was started ensuring there was no objects within the existing screed and to make a mechanical key to aid the bonding of the Smoothing Compound. Once dust free, the floor was then given 2 coats of Acrylic Primer using a Microfiber Roller, when the Primer had set the Smoothing Compound was added using a Paddle Mixer finished off using a Pin Rake and Spiked Roller.

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