Within the process of liquid screed for flooring, delays can have critical impacts on your project. Waiting upon your liquid screed to dry can bring the project to a halt. Therefore, it’s vital to understand how to dry the floor effectively. To gain the best end results, it’s essential to let the screed dry properly prior to laying the floor coverings.
Considerations when drying liquid screed
- You must ensure that where the screed has been laid, the room temperature is increased. This will increase evaporation.
- It’s vital for liquid screed to dry properly so you should aim to attain a relatively low RH, through good ventilation.
- During the installation of underfloor heating systems, you can increase the vapour pressure and improve the screeds drying rate because it can be commissioned in 7 days.
- When using liquid screed to attain a smooth even floor, it’s essential to protect moisture from ingress.
Setting & Drying time for liquid screed
After laying your screed successfully onto the surface, it’s vital to ensure that the correct conditions are implemented from the very start. For the screed to dry efficiently, you must always aim to create an optimal environment.
Inevitably, conditions will vary interfering with the screeds drying time. Therefore, ideally, the atmosphere should be well ventilated and warm.
Once the liquid screed has been dried, you should use an approved test method. This will assess residual moisture levels prior to laying the floor. The majority of the floor screed acquires its maximum strength approximately a month after its been laid.
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