The floor is one of the most important parts of any home, so it’s important to make sure you get it right. Screed is a helpful feature that can be used to prep the floor for further covering, or leave it with a more natural look. Liquid cement screed is becoming an increasingly popular feature in homes, given the ease with which it can be installed and the high level of quality that it provides. So what are the benefits of liquid cement screed?

Quick and easy

One of the main benefits of liquid cement screed is the rate at which it dries. Most screeds can be walked on within a few days, but both regular cement screed and gypsum-based liquid screeds need weeks to dry before you can cover them again or use any underfloor heating you may have. Gypsum-based screeds can even take up to 60 days to properly dry, even for thinner applications.

Longfloor liquid cement screed, however, is dry enough to walk on within 24 hours – so you can walk around your house almost immediately without fear of marking it. In addition, Longfloor liquid cement screed dries in a third of the time that some cement and gypsum-based screeds take – making it the ideal option in terms of time-saving.

Smooth and flawless

A concern with liquid screeds is its tendency to crack and curl, given the high water content. However, Longfloor liquid screed has no such problems, remaining smooth and free of cracks even after it’s dried. In addition, it doesn’t need sanding like regular concrete screed – the screed is self-levelling, which means it’s as smooth when it sets as it is when it’s wet, so you don’t need to waste time and money having it corrected.

Cut and dry

Another big problem with liquid screeds compared to regular concrete screeds is the inability to use them in wet or damp rooms. If water gets into a gypsum-based screed, it disintegrates it, ruining the product. However, liquid cement screed does not suffer this problem, and can be used without fear in wet and damp rooms.

If you’re looking for high-quality liquid cement screed for your home, give Longfloor a call. A respected UK brand, Longfloor provides liquid cement screed for both domestic and commercial properties, and can ensure that you receive a high-quality product. For enquiries, please contact us on 01629 540284 or e-mail us at sales@longfloor.co.uk.