4 Questions you may have about liquid screed
Liquid screed is quickly becoming the screed of choice for internal flooring, thanks to its simple installation and durability: we asked our flooring experts for its benefits.
Liquid screed can get the best out of your underfloor heating, save energy and is easy to install. Even if you don’t have underfloor heating, liquid screed is a fine choice for any kind of internal flooring, so read on for our breakdown of why.
When do I need liquid screed?
Part of the reason that liquid screed is becoming so popular is because of the possibility of using it with underfloor heating. Only liquid screed will ensure that heat isn’t trapped in concrete air pockets, and combined with its self-levelling and completely smooth finish, its ease of installation is as much of a benefit as its ease of use.
What’s the difference between screed and concrete?
Screed is much smoother and more free-flowing than concrete. Both are made from cement, aggregate and water, but concrete is coarser, whilst screed is made of finer aggregates.
Is liquid screed quick to install?
Liquid screed is fast to install. It dries very quickly and thanks to its composition, it self-levels for a smooth and even finish. Different screeds will take different lengths of time to dry but typically screed flooring should be left at least 24-48 hours before it is walked on.
What is liquid screed made of?
Liquid screed can be made from a range of admixtures, but our screed is made of blended cement, sand, limestone, dust and water. It contains anti-crack fibres and anti-shrink agent, meaning that it’s particularly strong and resistant to wear and tear.