Cemfloor provides the ideal solution for the domestic floor market. Its flowing properties make it easy and fast to install, and yet it is based on Cement and therefore has none of the concerns inherent with other flowing screeds. There are no special measures required before applying adhesives or floor finishes to it and, as an added bonus, it dries relatively quickly when compared to other flowing or “ordinary” screed materials.
Cemfloor offers a number of benefits for the domestic user over alternative liquid screeds:
- Thinner sections compared to traditional screeds
- Minimal Drying Shrinkage
- Larger floor area without joints (up to 150m2)
- Foot traffic after 24 –48 hours
- Exceptional Thermal Conductivity
- Can be applied in wet areas
- Reduced drying times. (Depending on drying conditions and floor coverings)
- Self-compacting – no voids around under floor heating pipes.
- No risk of contamination at concrete mixing plants
- No Surface Latiance (Dust) after curing
- Easy Installation (Reduces time & costs)
- Complies with EN 13813
- Suitable for a range of floor coverings; tiling, hardwood floors, laminates etc
- Ideal for underfloor heating
Cemfloor is extremely responsive to underfloor heating due to the fact that they can be laid in very thin sections. Underfloor heating has grown in popularity in recent years and it is becoming increasingly common for a screed to either contain or overlay an underfloor heating system. This may take the form of electric heating cables or warm water pipework. Almost invariably these screeds will be floating due to the need for there to be a layer of insulation under the heating system. In general, the screed would be installed as any other floating screed but it is likely that the inclusion of the heating system will necessitate a higher thickness. Often this will be defined as a minimum “cover” to pipework for example.