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Liquid Floor Screed Benefits

Are you looking for a liquid floor screed Cardiff specialist? We are an experienced local floor screeders operating throughout South Wales. For example, we do liquid screeding in Bridgend, Porthcawl liquid floor screeds and many bungalow renovation screeding projects. We've even been specialist screed installers for a 'man cave' liquid floor screed project in Barry. Alternatively, for open plan living or large commercial floor space, see our long floor screeding project in Gwent. There's plenty of good reasons why people choose liquid screed. Understandably, a common reasons for using liquid floor screeds which our customers often feedback, is it's quick drying times. Moreover, it's about 24 hours compared to traditional cement based screeds that can take up to a week.

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Here's some of the other benefits of using liquid floor screed. Firstly, it reduces labour, saving money and increases quality control of the floor’s surface. Secondly, it can be used in small or large areas. Additionally, the liquid screed pump can get into hard to reach areas because it pumps a versatile fluid. For example, a recent project was a floor screed Cardiff extensions over underfloor heating. A larger project was a liquid screed pump at a Bridgend screeding of industrial units. A smaller job was a Porthcawl screed of a garage floor.

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Liquid Floor Screed Cardiff Company

We are an established Liquid floor screed Cardiff company that covers South Wales. Typically, we provide our specialist liquid screeding service to building contractors, developers and householders. Moreover, we are keen to provide qualified help and advise on the best liquid screed for your specific project.

What is Liquid Screed?

Liquid screed is exactly what it sounds like. Therefore, it's a liquid form of concrete with a binding agent which is used by builders for new floors. Firstly, it's increased strength means it doesn’t have to be as thick as traditional concrete, typically around 50mm. Consequently, it's extra strength makes it an ideal choice for using with underfloor heating. Secondly, its thermal properties, means it warms up quicker and retains heat for longer. Importantly, saving you money on your energy bills because the heat is retained for longer.

Liquid Flow Screed vs Cement Screed

Compared to cement-based screed, liquid or flow screed has minimal shrinkage. Therefore, there are no curling edges and the finished surface is suitable for most floor coverings. Additionally, within just 24 hours you can walk freely on most liquid screed surfaces. However, in comparison to a traditional cement-based floor, you would typically have to wait a week.

Moreover, our Liquid Screed Specialists are also experienced in the application of underfloor heating, as well as the screed.

Preparing our kit

Preparing our kit

Depth tripods

Depth tripods

Setting the laser level

Setting the laser level

Liquid floor screed Cardiff site preparation
Example of LSS site preparation

Preparing Floor Before Liquid Screed

Before liquid screed is applied, the building should be as water tight as possible. Minimally, with at least the roof in place and any missing glazing or door openings should be temporarily sealed. For example, for sealing polythene, insulation or ply could be used.

Gyvlon General Preparation

If Gyvlon is to be applied floating over insulation, the boards should be installed flat to substrate. Moreover, it's important that the boards are free from excessive movement or rocking. Additionally, a perimeter strip should be installed to all walls and abutments within the screed. Importantly, the strip should be installed without over-stretching and should be pushed fully into all corners.

Sealing Polythene Over Insulation

The insulation should then be overlaid using minimum 50 gauge polythene. This should be overlapped by 100mm and taped, cut flush to the perimeter strip. Additionally, the polythene should be laid flat with minimal ridges. The perimeter strip’s skirt can then be sealed to polythene using tape.

Cleaning the line after a Belitex installation

Cleaning the line after a Belitex installation

Liquid Floor Screed Cardiff Projects

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