All about Topflow Screed C Belitex
I’m Andy Parkin, Managing Director of the Multi Award Winning Speed Screed. Today I’m here to give you a little more insight into Topflow Screed C Belitex; I’ll talk about some of the technical specifications as well as the benefits of the product itself.
A brief description of Topflow Screed C Belitex
Specifically designed to deliver a level surface and smooth finish when used in domestic or commercial properties alike where pedestrian traffic complies with the BS8204 classification.
What are the benefits of Topflow Screed C Belitex?
There are numerous benefits associated with the use of Topflow Screed C Belitex; here are a few of them:
- Both self-compacting and self-curing.
- When compared to sand cement, it is far more conductive.
- It out performs sand cement systems when working with underfloor heating; this is because it can be laid thinner than sand cement systems, but performs just as well.
- Other systems can require force drying, but with Topflow Screed C Belitex you are ready for coverings in as little as 14 days (and certainly by 21 days)
- As long as your rigid insulation board or acoustic matting is 35mm or more, it can be laid as a floating construction.
- You can save time on almost any build as it is not uncommon for areas up to 120m3 to be completed within the hour.
- With cement-based screeds there are higher rates of shrinkage; with Topflow Screed C Belitex you will therefore need to use fewer construction joints.
- Can take partitions seven days after placement, but is can take footfall from as little as 48 hours after being laid.
- Only trained professionals who have made the investment in their own development and specialised equipment can install it; this in itself should be a source of peace of mind for you.
- Reinforcement is not required and it is non-combustible.
Let’s now move on to talk a bit about the use of Topflow Screed C Belitex.
Not suitable for external areas; it can’t be laid to falls and is not suitable as a wearing surface itself. All buildings must be weatherproof before any screeding takes place and there should be a damp proof membrane installed either sub-base or below the screed itself. The air temperature must be between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius when laying the screed.
You should avoid harsh draughts and heating (including sunlight) for the first 48 to 72 hours though no curing is required. The best way to approach this is to ensure the room is sealed for 24 to 48 hours and after this, ventilated. Doors and window should still be closed during the night.
Low air humidity (<60% RH) and good ventilation is a must and the moisture content should be established before laying a floor finish (>75%). At the 14 day mark a rubber mat should be placed on the screed; lift and move this on a daily basis until there are no dark patches.
Digital hygrometers should be used to establish the moisture content. Sanding is not required, but can be useful in cleaning general building residue.
Hopefully you are now up to speed with Topflow Screed C Belitex, if you have any questions please contact us. We love to help!