Wet rooms have become even more popular when compared to a standard bathroom and offer an attractive and functional alternative. Unlike a traditional bathroom, however, there is one key difference with wet rooms: all shower wastewater needs to be taken away through a drain in the floor rather than through a raised and enclose shower tray. This means that the floor must be watertight throughout the entire room.
A liquid cement screed provides several key advantages compared to other floor types such as concrete, sand and cement screeds and anhydrite-based screeds.
Liquid cement screeds can be installed 10 times faster than traditional screed
Liquid cement screeds are not moisture sensitive compared to anhydrite- based screeds
Faster curing times than other alternatives
Liquid screeds have faster drying times. They can be laid in thinner sections as low as 25mm in some applications, they can be walked on typically within 24-48hrs and are self-compacting in nature and effectively self – levelling.
Best of all, liquid screeds are ideally suited to UFH because the liquid envelopes the pipes eliminating voids, so enhancing heat transfer between the pipes and the screed. Also the slimmer covering over pipes allows a quicker reaction time with better response/controllability.
When you invest in a wet room you need to be confident that your final floor is completely waterproof before a single drop of water hits it.
At Longfloor our liquid cement screed offers total peace of mind once laid and finished with the final flooring coverings of your choice.
Ease of installation is another great benefit. Liquid cement screeds are delivered by ready-mix trucks or volumetric trucks straight to site where they are pumped into the desired location. The great thing about Longfloor is that it has self-levelling properties which allow ease of placement. The screeds surface is manipulated with a dapple bar which when finished leaves a smooth flat finish. A curing agent is then applied to the surface to aid in the drying time and to stop any shrinkage of the screed.