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How to Dry Your Liquid Screed Efficiently

March 21, 2018

When it comes to liquid screed for flooring, delays can have critical impacts on your project. Waiting for your liquid screed to dry c


an bring the project to a halt. It’s therefore important to know how to efficiently dry the floor. To get the best end results it is vital to let the screed dry properly before laying the floor coverings.


Considerations when drying liquid screed


  • You must ensure that the room temperature where the screed has been laid is increased. This will increase evaporation.


  • It’s essential for screed to dry properly, and therefore through good venterlation you can attain a relatively low RH.


  • When it comes to installing underfloor heating systems, you can raise the the vapour pressure and improve the screeds drying rate as it can be commissioned in 7 days.


  • When using liquid screed to get a smooth even floor, it’s important to protect moisture from ingress.


Setting & Drying time for liquid screed


After your screed has been successfully laid onto the surface, it’s important to ensure that the right conditions are provided from the very start. You must always try and create an optimal environment for the screed to dry efficiently.


Conditions will vary which will interfere with the screeds drying time. Therefore, the ideal atmosphere should be well ventilated and warm.


You should use an approved test method once the liquid screed has been dried. This will assess residual moisture levels before laying the floor. The majority of the floor screed acquires its maximum strength roughly a month after its been laid.  


Based in the West Midlands, Central Flow Screed is one of the UK’s leading installers of liquid floor and flowing screeds.


As approved contractors with the major screed suppliers we provide nationwide coverage and have over 15 years’ specific industry experience. 


Contact us today on: 01527 337023  //


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