How to install underfloor heating with a fluid screed ?

An excellent alternative to other heating systems due to its economical and practical side, the heated floor has been back in the spotlight for a few years now.

However, for a good performance and yield ratio, the installation of fluid screeds is necessary.

Why opt for underfloor heating?

At a time when the main concerns are reducing the heating bill and reducing energy consumption, more and more individuals are interested in heated floors. Here is a system that has many advantages. At first glance, whether in a new construction or a building to be renovated, underfloor heating is easy to install, with production costs within reasonable limits. Moreover, as this equipment is not apparent, it has no incident on the aesthetics and the harmony of a room.

In addition, the heated floor is also renowned for its great thermal comfort since with this equipment, the heat is distributed evenly. And that’s not to mention the savings that can be made with this heating method. Indeed, since the heat is homogeneous, the general temperature of the room can be lowered by 2 to 3%, without this having an impact on the well-being of the occupants of the house.

Only a few rules must be respected for this heating system to be both efficient and above all economical: the floor must be coated with fluid screed. Because this material is particularly renowned for its good thermal conductivity. More specifically, a paving composed of cement or anhydrite will be poured over the heated floor with the aim of improving its thermal and acoustic insulation. It now remains to find the right professional to whom to entrust this responsibility.

Focus on quality

Knowing that flowing screeds are increasingly in demand, many service providers specialize in the marketing and installation of this product. To be competitive and to better position themselves on the market, some companies do not hesitate to cut prices, often skimping on the quality of their fluid screed. You should also know that the use of this material is not only reserved for private residences, but is also found in the public, sports or hotel sectors.

Today Cemex is an essential reference in terms of fluid screeds by offering its customers two types of fluid screeds. The first is Advanci ChapFluid® Anhydrite, a fluid mortar composed of calcium sulphate. Recommended for patching, masonry and screed work, Advanci ChapFluid® is especially suitable for large surfaces.

Otherwise, suitable for both exteriors and interiors, as well as in humid environments, Advanci ChapFluid® Cement is a ready-mixed concrete approved by Avis Technique CSTB, a guarantee of quality. Compatible with all types of underfloor heating, this fluid screed is very easy to install since its break is done in a single pour. In addition, twenty-four hours is more than enough for the fluid mortar to dry. Thus, once this period has passed, the paved space can already be borrowed.

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