To help architects, facilities managers and construction professionals ensure that the right screed is chosen and properly applied Flowcrete UK has produced a new whitepaper entitled How to Avoid Screed Failure.
Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, said: Flowcrete is committed to using its 30 years of experience as a global leader in resin flooring to provide industry professionals with useful information and advice that helps them with their day-to-day activities.
And the screed is an important element to get right, as its responsible not only for levelling out the concrete substrate but also serving as a retaining system for any of the additional flooring components.
This means that if it fails it could ruin not only the floor finish but also elements such as acoustic insulation, underfloor heating or any damp proof membranes that are incorporated within the floor.
The new whitepaper goes into detail about all the important aspects of screed installation, including the different application methods, the main causes of failure to look out for, vapour transmission, substrate preparation, compression rates, curing time, drying periods and stress control joints.
The whitepaper also goes into particular detail on how to install underfloor heating without compromising either the screed or the effectiveness of the heating system.
Download a copy of the 'How to Avoid Screed Failure' whitepaper here.