You’re building a new home or building or are deciding to renovate your current home and have decided on underfloor heating. No more will you have bulky radiators around the home requiring constant maintenance and being difficult to climate-control, even with a thermostat. You are installing high-quality, state-of-the-art and easy to use underfloor heating. The pipes are all laid out where they should be, and now comes the need for laying the concrete floor on top of the system. This is when the supplier you are working with will probably advise you to use liquid screeding – and they would be right. The product is best suited for both domestic and commercial customers for a number of reasons.
Why choose liquid screed for your Cardiff home or building
The most important factor to consider is that liquid screed will flow evenly around the pipes. This is not always as successful when you have dry screed and concrete mixed together. The flow is important because you want as little air to be left around the pipes as possible. Any air pockets tend to trap heat, whereas you will want all the heat to be transmitted through the floor and into your rooms. It is estimated that underfloor heating can save up to 40% off a heating bill, and you need to ensure that you are using the best product to fully optimise this new system.
With liquid screed, the drying time is quick, so you will usually get a high standard of quality. Liquid screed, once dried, is also a good heat conductor, so the heat from the pipes will be rapidly transferred to your home or building. In fact, some liquid screeds can be walked on within 1 to 2 days, so your building project will not be delayed in any way. The compaction is also usually stronger and the problems of shrinking and cracking almost never occur.
There are different types of liquid screed available. One that is recommended highly is produced by Lafarge, and some companies are approved as contractors for these products. Once you have decided that you will use liquid screed and have decided on a product, it’s always important to get free quotations so that you can compare and get the best value for money. Of course, you should also bear in mind that liquid screed can be used for any floor surface and is not just for structures where underfloor heating is being installed. Any discussion with the professional staff at a concrete supply company will be able to answer your questions and give you the best possible advice. Click here to know more.
For any floor surface, but particularly if you are installing underfloor heating, you should use liquid screed in Cardiff. South Wales Concrete Pumping is represented in Cardiff and can offer you expert advice and top-of-the-range products.