What Is Liquid Screed And Why Should You Use It

Date: January 15, 2024  |  Author: Raju Juneja

What Is Liquid Screed And Why Should You Use It?

Concrete is a great building material that is used extensively in construction work, as it offers a huge range of benefits.

Different concrete offers different advantages. One type of concrete we are particularly familiar with is liquid screed. Liquid screed is an easy-to-pour concrete that creates a perfectly level surface. It’s tough, durable and thermally conductive, making it an environmentally friendly option.

Read on to find out more about liquid screed and its benefits.

What Is Liquid Screed?

Liquid screed is a calcium sulphate and cement-based product that is easy to lay. It is often confused for concrete, but it is not necessarily the same thing. Liquid screed has different properties than regular concrete so it behaves in a very different way.

Liquid screed will be poured on top of an existing concrete layer, to offer a neat, level and smooth surface. After the liquid screed has dried, the flooring of your choice can then be laid on top (carpet, wood, tiles etc.).

At Express Liquid Screeds, we supply both anhydrite/calcium sulphate and cementitious liquid screeds, using our specially-designed liquid screed pump.

What Are The Benefits Of Liquid Screed?

Liquid screed is a lifesaver for contractors, as it offers so many fantastic benefits that make construction easier!

To name just a few of these benefits:

  • It is easy to lay, which reduces installation time and costs
  • It can be used with so many types of flooring, including wood, lino, vinyl, tile, carpet etc.
  • It offers a neat and smooth surface thanks to its self-levelling characteristics
  • It is hard-wearing, sturdy and durable
  • It can be dry in little to no time (our liquid screed will be ready to walk on within 24-48 hours)
  • Its conductive properties mean it is compatible with underfloor heating, when poured it will seamlessly fit around any pipes
  • It offers minimal shrinking when drying (<0.1%)
  • There will be no surface dust after laying

Want To Know More About Liquid Screed?

If you’re curious about liquid screed and whether it could work in your next construction job, just get in touch. Our team of specialists will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us for a quote today to find out all the amazing things Express Liquid Screed can do for you.