Using a Floor Sanding Machine to complete Liquid Screed Installation
Anhydrite floor screeds have grown in popularity in floor construction as an alternative to traditional sand/cement screeds. The free-flowing self-compacting screen manufactured from recycled calcium sulphate binder saves on labour costs as they are easy to install. Its good conductivity also makes it perfect for underfloor heating systems.
It is important for contractors to carry out floor sanding using the best floor sanding machines to realise the benefits of liquid screeds in floor constructions. At UK Screeds Ltd, we appreciate the superiority of liquid screeds in floor preparation and we use the highly recommended lagler floor sanding machine for the job.
While floor screeds offer multiple advantages over sand and cement screeds, you can only enjoy these benefits through perfect and precise screed placement. One of the most important tasks before laying tiles or other floor finishes is the removal of laitance. This is a fine, fragile coating of particles left on the surface of the screed as the anhydrite cures.
The laitance layer is too weak and smooth to support tiles or any other flowing system. This is where floor sanding comes in handy. Using suitable floor sanding machines, a liquid screed contractor removes the coating by light abrasion.
The sanding process takes place 4-6 days after the application of the liquid screed. The result is a stronger floor surface suitable for tiling. Floor sanding also helps with the drying process. After sanding using floor sanding machines, the contractor will apply a primer to the screed surface before application of the tile adhesive.
UK Screeds Ltd floor sanding
As market leaders in flowing screed manufacture and supply we have built, we pride ourselves in delivering the best floor screed solutions on the market. We bring over 35 years’ experience to every job and our technical teams use the reliable lagler floor sanding machine for a perfect finish to the underfloor.