The Best Floor Screeds for Underfloor Heating - Liquid Screed

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Today, many homes are investing in underfloor heating systems for several reasons, including energy saving and reduction of environmental impact. However, certain types of flooring are more suited to these systems than others.


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The Best Floor Screeds for Underfloor Heating The concept of underfloor heating is not a new thing but recently there has been a huge surge in popularity of underfloor heating systems installed with both new builds and renovation projects. One of the reasons for this is the desire from households to be less environmentally damaging. With the effective installation of an underflooring heating system together with the right flooring materials a home can regulate its heat usage much more effectively and decrease its reliance on carbon fuel. Another reason for the trend is that new options have come to the market that are both more versatile and affordable allowing many households and commercial projects to install dynamic screed options that work well with underfloor heating systems controlling heat dissipation and spreading warmth evenly across the flooring service. History of underfloor heating There are many examples of underfloor heating that can be found throughout history. For instance the ancient Roman baths and buildings were typically built with empty spaces beneath the floor to facilitate the movement of hot air from burning furnaces to heat the floors above. An underfloor heating system also became popular in the 1960’s involving electric resistance cables inlaid in concrete. However this model presented certain difficulties including high costs and numerous technical issues. Today underfloor heating technology has advanced rapidly together with more sophisticated insulation methods that retain the heat within a building more effectively making the system a sound investment for people who want to reduce their energy consumption. The modern day underfloor heating system is now one of the most efficient forms of heating available today. Screeding for underfloor heating

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Screeding comes hand in hand with underfloor heating systems. By principle these systems are designed to retain heat and reduce waste of energy and using a screed with your floor is the best way of regulating the way warmth is distributed across the surface of the floor. The heating elements for the underfloor heating are typically covered in a layer of screed before the installation of the final floor covering. Traditional sand and cement screeds are generally used for screeding over underfloor heating but this can be quite time consuming as the screeds require a long time to dry. This method is also usually done on site and can lead to inconsistencies in coverage when done incorrectly. Enhanced screed options Enhanced screed options are now available that can help to overcome long drying times making the flooring process more manageable and consistent. New mixtures have been designed to dry quicker and support the floor installation process making it more cost effective. This type of screed is typically made from additives that are mixed along with the cement and sand mixture coming as a ready mix or alternatively mixed by hand on site depending on your choice of method. Anhydrite liquid screeds Unlike other screeds anhydrite screed found at any liquid screed Suffolk supplier is made from a mixture of calcium sulphate sand and water and is liquid in consistency. It is also commonly known as liquid screed because the consistency makes it easy to be poured easily over very large areas retaining an

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even surface level. For large projects this is becoming the most popular method of applying screed across an entire floor surface area. One of the drawbacks of this method however is that it cannot be used in areas with a lot of moisture and comes with longer drying times than certain enhanced screed options. Most importantly however this method of screed is well suited to underfloor heating systems in large buildings as the consistency of application allows heat to be spread evenly throughout the floor without patchy heat spots or uneven surfaces. To get the right effect it is advised that you use a professional contractor who is familiar with this material to prepare and install liquid screed to match your underfloor heating system whether you are working on a home renovation liquid screed Suffolk project or a large newly built commercial space. About Company: Liquid Screed Ltd Office 7 35-37 Ludgate Hill England London Greater London EC4M 7JN 2037817775

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