Flow Screed Flooring Is Sweeping the Nation
An innovation is storming the flooring industry as a new way of smoothing and levelling floor efficiently and with half the labour time has been developed. A flow screed is an outstanding alternative to the traditional screeds which have been used as the trusted and reliable method for many years but may not be as beneficial to you as the new flow screed could be.
Can Flow Screed Flooring Replace Traditional Screeds?
This flow screed technique is referred to as a variety of different names including liquid screeds, floor screed and self-levelling screeds but to save any confusion throughout this article they shall be referred to as a flow screed.
Compared to traditional screeds, a flow screed is being progressively used more and more in the flooring industry as the primary option when laying or renovating a floor. This is because of a few reasons; one of them being the additional advantages that this contemporary flow screed can have on the designated room and the property in general.
Advantages of a Flow Screed
A flow screed, like everything, has their advantages and have their disadvantages; it is essential during your investigation into what flooring method and technique will be best for you and your home or commercial building. These flow screed advantages include:
- As flow screed is poured when laid it is very quick and efficient at covering large surface areas in a very little time compared to a traditional screed. For example, an area of 25m² will take no more than 20 minutes.
- Although the material costs are generally more expensive, laying the floor takes significantly less time than a traditional screed compared to flow screed, therefore, labour time is directly correlated to this and reduced stabilising the cost to be relatively like that of traditional screeds.
- Pouring the flowing screed compared to the traditional screed technique provides the flowing screed with an even distribution thus meaning that the floor is even and level.
- Flow screed needs less maintenance as it is less prone to cracking due to the calcium sulphate used being less susceptible to shrinking.
- If your property has underfloor heating pipes installed you don’t have to worry, a flow screed will make your underfloor heating more effective. The liquid from the flowing screed disperses around the pipes enabling heat to transfer from the pipes very effectively and efficiently.