The Importance of Screed in Underfloor Heating
In this week’s Tech Tuesday, I want to highlight the importance of screed. This has been written in partnership with Gyvlon who experts in specialist screeds. As many people know, screed underfloor heating systems are the most common, as they are the cheapest and easiest to install and the easiest to implement. However, the importance of the screed is often overlooked. People will always speak about the importance of pipe centre temperatures going into the floor heating system and other aspects. The easiest way to get more heat out of your system is to have a more conductive, thinner screed.
When underfloor heating first started, there really was not much choice in screeds, and most people would stick to builders’ sand cement screed, which has one of the lowest outputs of any screed. However, in the current market, there are many different types of screed. The main screed I want to speak about today is anhydrite screeds. This free-flowing, self-compacting screed (providing it is laid correctly), can give you some of the best outputs for your underfloor heating system.