I’m Andy Parkin, Managing Director of the Multi-Award Winning Speed Screed. I’m here to talk about Mapei Topcem.
Mapei Topcem is a special product. It’s not a regular fast drying screed. Instead, the Mapei Topcem is a fast setting hydraulic binder that has been specifically designed for fast track construction, with fast drying and controlled shrinkage. Topcem is a hydraulic binder which, when mixed with graded aggregates and water, can produce mortars that can set in approximately 24 hours, and dry in just 4 days.
It can be used in bonded, unbonded and floating screeds on both existing and new concrete prior to the installation of wood, PVC, vinyl, ceramic tiles, natural stone, carpet or any other flooring where rapid drying is required for short installation times.
The Mapei Topcem is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Mapei Topcem can offer drying times as quick as just 4 days! Light foot traffic after just 12 hours and completely dry after 4 days, for laying resilient flooring and 4 days for wooden flooring.
The Mapei Topcem offers numerous benefits:
- Fast track construction with which ceramic tiles can be laid after just 24 hours and natural stone after 2 days.
- Mapei Topcem is adept at patching and repairing floor screeds where rapid restoration is required as well as the preparation of screeds which incorporate underfloor heating systems.
Tips and Information
Ready for use after 4 days, with residual moisture after 4 days being less than 2%.
Mapei Topcem, aggregates and water can be mixed using screed pump, forced action mixer. However, mixing manually with a shovel is not recommended as it does not permit thorough dispersion of the components of Topcem.
In places where it is not possible to use a mechanical mixer and small areas that require the mixing to be done by hand, it is recommended to thoroughly dry mix the Topcem with the aggregates before adding the water in small amounts, turning the mix until a “damp earth” consistency is attained.
The great drying time, controlled shrinkage and fantastic compressive and flexural strength makes Mapei Topcem an exceptional product to use for your floor. It is a fast-drying screed that will provide you with the strength and performance you desire.
I hope this helps with your “Mapei Topcem” questions. Do get in touch for more information.