Liquid Screed Reading
Liquid screed specialises in floor screed and underfloor heating, providing their professional services in Reading and the surrounding areas. We offer an efficient, friendly and quality liquid screed service for homes and businesses, from a small-scale room renovation in a family home to UK wide developers.
Liquid Screed Reading are experts in quality flooring options, with multiple advances to other types of flooring solutions. Liquid screed is superior to the traditional sand and cement mixture, because it is of a thinner consistency which means that the screed will be easier to pour, will even out more easily, and has a faster drying time, making for an overall more efficient process.
Liquid screed is also the most ecological and compatible option for underfloor heating, because of its incredibly conductive properties. At Liquid Screed, we also specialise in underfloor heating making it possible for you to find all your flooring solutions in one place: Liquid Screed in Reading.
If you have acquired a place in Reading for either a commercial or residential purpose, it is best to work towards making it as strong as possible as a structure’s core has to be well-built so as to stand strong for a longer period of time. To make this happen, you need strong application of Liquid Screed Reading for every property that you wish to erect or renovate.
If you have ever tried to position a floor atop an uneven surface, you will know how difficult it can be.
This makes it important for screed to be laid first so you have an even and flat surface to work on. Liquid Screed Reading is used to form the top layer of the subfloor to give a more even base on which to lay the flooring of your choice, for instance tiles, laminate, carpet, solid wood etc.
The Liquid Screed Reading mix can also be poured over and around underfloor heating pipes. However, some of these pipes should be laid inside a channel so that they are capable of expanding and contracting without cracking the screed.
Advantages of Liquid Screed Application as Opposed to Traditional Screed
At Liquid Screed Reading, our architects and contractors prefer using a flowing or a self levelling screed as compared to the traditional mix owing to an improved end performance and the entailing cost benefits to a client. Liquid Screed understands that the combination of underfloor heating with liquid screed offers significant benefits. However, it is essential that the heating system specified has been designed for use with flowing screed.
A few advantages are listed below:
Reduced Screed Thickness
The main property of Liquid Screed Reading is that it can be laid at approximately half the thickness which is around 50mm as compared to 90mm for sand or cement screed. This results in lesser quantity of the material but a stronger and more dependable quality with a neater finish.
Liquid screed can be laid at a faster pace than a traditional sand and cement screed due to its thin consistency and easy application which facilitates accuracy of screed placement. Liquid screed will travel around the pipe system giving a compressed contact that would be difficult to achieve using a traditional screed mix.
Even Distribution of Heat
The close contact of the liquid screed with the heating system allows heat to distribute evenly and reach an optimum temperature more quickly. On the contrary, when the heating is switched off, the screed also cools down at a much faster pace. The heating system is thus, more responsive with liquid screed and has enhanced energy efficiency as compared to systems using traditional screed mixes.
Liquid Screed Reading will assist you in attaining a reduced curing time and its speedy and efficient application means that Liquid Screed contractors can save weeks assuring a speedy completion of a project. Its ability to dry and cure in a quicker manner means that the area will be available sooner to other trades and processes to continue working without any disruption.
Smooth and Even Finish
As liquid flowing screed is self levelling and compacting, it provides a smoother end result with minimal lateral shrinkage owing to its calcium sulphate binding element.
At Liquid Screed Reading, when the screed application is complete and dried, it is best to seal the top layer of the screed before the final floor finish such as tile or marble is applied. This will amplify the effectiveness of screed application and preserve its longevity.
Consistency of Liquid Screed Reading
Liquid Screed Reading educates you on the availability of types of flowing or levelling screeds which are explained below:
Bonded Cement and Sand Screed
The minimum recommended thickness for bonded self-levelling screeds should be 25mm. In order to accommodate potential deviations in the completed levels of the structural concrete, the specified thickness of the consistency should normally be 40mm with a tolerance of ±15mm which will ensure minimal screed thickness with consistency of at least 25mm.
However, recommendations suggest a tolerance of ±10mm is adopted with a nominal depth of 35mm. This is aimed at minimizing the risk of debonding, but the tolerance specified for the top surface of the base concrete should be compatible.
Where the bonded screed needs to be greater than 40mm, the following options are available with Liquid Screed Reading to reduce the risk of debonding:
- Making use of modified screed or additives to reduce the shrinkage potential
- Making use of fine concrete screed which will decrease the shrinkage possibility of the screed, which can successfully be used up to 75mm.
The screed thickness should not be less than 50mm, therefore to allow deviations in the completed levels; the specified design consistency should be 70mm minimum. There is a high risk of screed curling with debonded and floating screeds. In order to minimize this, the screed should either be strengthened across the joints or made 100mm or thicker.
Why Choose Liquid Screed Reading for our Flooring Services?
Thinking of renovating your home or working on a national building contract? The first and most important step is to consider the quality of the flooring.
If quality is compromised whilst working on the flooring screed, it can result in future problems which you will face by bearing hefty repair costs and thousands of pounds in additional expenses. There is also a possibility of facing problems relating to structural difficulties with the premise.
At Liquid Screed Reading, we offer an honest service with no hidden costs, including complete evaluation of your project and individual needs.
Liquid Screed will ensure quality oriented installation service for your flooring and underfloor heating solutions to ensure that the end result is guaranteed to exceed Liquid Screed will ensure quality oriented installation service for your flooring and underfloor heating solutions to ensure that the end result is guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
About Liquid Screed Ltd
Apart from supplying Liquid Screed in Reading, we cater to clients who are spread across the nation. As certified experts in the application of liquid screed, we provide detailed advice to our clients on preparations to the floor before the pour begins. Work with us to ensure that your project is carried out as efficiently as possible.
Our years of experience in supplying screeds for domestic, commercial and industrial applications makes us a class apart and we will be happy to advise you on the best screed for your project.
Get in touch with us today to for enquiries as we offer a FREE no obligations quote. It is important to select a contractor for Liquid Screed in Reading who will seamlessly adopt the method of delivery and screed mix to mitigate with any unforeseen requirements.