Underfloor Heating Installers in Southampton & throughout the uk
How many types of liquid Screed are available?
At SLS we have a screed for all types of projects and floors… here’s a quick guide:
Rapide A self-compacting, self-smoothing, fast-drying floor screed, 50mm will dry within 14 days.
Classic A general purpose screeding system. The most commonly used material in our range.
HTC Gypsol HTC (High Thermal Conductivity) for use with underfloor heating and cooling systems
TS-15 An ultra-thin screed for bonded and un-bonded applications at a minimum depth of 15mm.
TS-20 A thin screed suitable for bonded and un-bonded applications down to a 20mm minimum depth
XS Extra strength material for use in heavy-duty applications, where loading is likely to be higher than normal
TimBRE Specially formulated and tested for use in timber frame and over timber supported floors including acoustic conditions
Solida Designed to offer a cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly whole house heating solution. Ideal for the mass house market or single dwellings.
Summit To use for screeds pumped over very long distances or high buildings of 10 stories and above.
Modular Designed for use in modular construction to allow early movement of units. Also for a lightweight steel frame and Lewis Decking.
Can I use Liquid Screed with Under Floor Heating?
Liquid Screed has very good thermal properties, it conduct heat 30% better than sand and cement screeds, because it's pumped as a liquid, it not only self levels but it will completely encircle and encase the under floor heating pipes, ensuring no air pockets. Liquid Screed and UFH really do make for a great match.
What depth of Screed do I need?
The depth of screed you require will depend on a number of factors, but you can use as little at 15mm. If you wish to lay liquid Screed over an Under Floor system the building regs state that 25mm above the Under Floor heating pipes/mats is required. If you need best and free advice call our technical team to discuss your project.
How much Liquid Screed can be poured in one day?
An experienced two man team can pour more than 500m in one day… Here at SLS our record is 1200m in one day… can you challenge us to beat that?
Can I lay tiles onto of Liquid Screed?
Yes you can lay tiles on top of Liquid Screed… In fact you lay any type flooring onto Liquid Screed.
How fast does Screed Liquid Dry?
Building Regs state that all screeds dry at 1mm per day… But much depends on what type of screed and the environment in which the screed is laid.
If your project is time critical you can force dry our Liquid Screed’s with your Under Floor Heating system ( details of this are available within our care guide ).
Alternatively our Rapide screed is very fast drying… 50mm will dry within 14 days.
Is there an Eco Friendly Screed?
Yes you can achieve Carbon Reductions of up to 95% using our Liquid Screeds, please contact us for a full and detailed data sheet.
Can I use Liquid Screed on my self build project?
As well respected flooring contractor SLS has helped many self builders, we can offer free best advice, advising on the make up of your floor, we can CAD design an Under Flooring Heating System that’s perfect for your build project, we can supply and fix all Insulation, DPM’s, UFHS and Liquid Screed.
Is Under flooring Cost effective?
An UFH system is very fuel efficient, moreover you will not experience cold spots, you can regular the temperatures per room.
As you won’t need wall radiators you gain some valuable floor space too.
Can underfloor heating replace radiators?
Underfloor heating is a popular heating method that can used throughout any type of property. You can get rid of radiators completely.
Do I get a warranty with my underfloor heating?
Yes your SLS under flooring system will come with a 10 year warranty, so you have e complete peace of mind.
Why should I choose SLS to design and install my Under Floor Heating System?
Many Builders, Developers and Contractors rely on SLS to deliver a 1st class flooring solution… please take a few moments to read some of our testimonials:
What are the advantages of underfloor heating?
Benefits of underfloor heating systems. Underfloor heating systems are cited to be up to 25% more efficient than conventional radiators: Underfloor heating systems have a large surface area, practically turning the floor of any room into a giant radiator.
Can I access my Thermostat via my Smartphone?
Yes with SLS underfloor heating you can set and change settings via your mobile phone through an App… Wherever you are you have complete control of your heating system.
Can you run underfloor heating off a combi boiler?
Yes, Combi Boilers are fine with underfloor heating,
What type of flooring works with underfloor heating?
Underfloor heating works well with:
Resin Flooring, Polished Concrete
Stone Tiles wooden floors & laminate. Laminates and engineered wood, such as Kahrs flooring, have a good structural stability that allows them to perform well with UFH without the risk of warping. …
Carpet & rugs. UFH can be used with most types of carpet. …
Ceramic & porcelain tiles. …
Vinyl & linoleum.
How I do regulate room temperature using underfloor heating?
Under floor systems are designed into zones, for example if you have 7 rooms on the ground floor:
kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, lounge, sunroom, dinning room, toilet/wet-room, hall. Chances are you won’t need as much warm in the sunroom as you would in the lounge, working with our design team you can create as many zones as you wish/need, each will have a wall mounted thermostat.
Why use Underfloor Heating?
Because underfloor heating systems distribute heat more evenly than radiators, they actually use water at a lower heat than a radiator. This ensures that your boiler is more efficient.
Is underfloor heating expensive to run?
It costs less than 10p to run 1m2 of standard underfloor heating at full power for six hours. Although some people still expect underfloor heating to be expensive to run, the reality is that both the initial installation cost and the ongoing running expenses can represent great value for money.
Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are durable and easy to clean. Its high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth.
Is a polished concrete floor expensive?
Polished concrete typically costs anything from £80 per m2 to £150 per m2. This puts it in the same bracket as high-end stone floorings. But you won't have to worry about the cost of screeding the floor first.
Are polished concrete floors slippery?
Polished concrete floors may look as smooth as glass, but they are completely safe to walk on when kept clean and dry. What's more, they tend to be less slippery than waxed linoleum or polished marble. ... Apply a sealer coat to polished concrete that contains an anti-slip grit additive.
Can any concrete floor be polished?
Almost any structurally sound concrete floor, whether new or old, can be polished. But there are some exceptions. For new floors, no special mix design is required to achieve good results. ... However, floors that are wavy, need extensive patching, or are extremely porous may not be good candidates for polishing.
How do you maintain polished concrete floors?
Maintaining Polished Concrete
Dust mop the floor daily with a microfiber pad to keep dirt particles off the floor.
If wet mopping the floor, always use clean water and clean mops.
When wet mopping, use a neutral floor cleaner formulated to suspend the dirt particles so they can be more easily removed.
Can you have underfloor heating with a polished concrete floor?
Does a polished concrete floor work with underfloor heating? The good news, if you're considering combining underfloor heating (UFH) with a polished concrete floor, is the short answer to the question is yes.
Get in touch with us for any further questions you may have.