Industrial screed - inexpensive, resilient, economical
Industrial screed is the first choice for flooring in almost every manufacturing industry. What is it about industrial screed and why is it so popular? In addition to the favourable price, it is above all its long-term cost-effectiveness that speaks in favour of the resilient floor covering. We take a closer look at the industrial screed.
What distinguishes an industrial screed
Usually the screed forms a homogeneous layer in the floor, which lies between the load-bearing floor and the floor covering. As a filling and levelling material, the screed establishes a desired level, compensates for unevenness and ensures even load distribution. If required, it is even possible to integrate heating systems as well as sound and heat insulation in or under the screed.
The industrial screed fulfils a special task by the choice of the screed type, which is adapted to the respective application. It is one of the utility screeds, which does not require an additional floor covering. In addition to low-cost production, a suitable industrial screed also allows economic advantages to be exploited in everyday work processes, such as time savings in cleaning work or the use of mobile robots in automated delivery systems.
Every industry has special requirements
In medical areas and hygiene businesses, a sealed screed reduces the proliferation of harmful germs. The same applies to chemical plants, where the industrial screed prevents aggressive chemicals from penetrating into the substrate. In the automotive industry, the aerospace industry and all production facilities with high levels of driving traffic, a carefully selected screed reliably absorbs the mechanical and dynamic loads. Large temperature fluctuations in front of blast furnaces and cold chambers or the need for slip-resistant floors are also good reasons for using industrial screed.
Unfortunately, we still have to wait for the one industrial screed that meets all requirements at the same time. Until then, it is up to the expertise and experience of your screed company to advise you on material, finish, surface finish and strength class and make an informed choice.
As a general rule, the greater the load on a floor, the more sensible it is to use a high performance screed for the industry in question. It prevents accidents at work, saves costs and reduces the time needed for maintenance and cleaning.
Advantages of industrial screed
Depending on the specific requirements of an industry and the required strength class, the specialist of a screed company selects the appropriate type of screed. Proven most effective in this regard:
- cement-bound Hard aggregate screed
- Mastic asphalt screed
- Synthetic resin screed
- Magnesia screed
These screeds can be used to create large-area flat floors that are suitable for building efficient supply chains, moving large loads or using automated transport systems. In addition, the low-maintenance and durable industrial screed reduces production losses that inevitably occur when repairing a more sensitive floor covering.
A sealed industrial screed is resistant to aggressive alkalis, acids and salts, is easy to clean and can achieve the R13 rating group with a slip-resistant surface. The latter is a regulation that must be observed in rooms for the production of fat, oil and margarine. In addition, a suitable industrial screed can withstand large temperature fluctuations, for example in cold rooms or in front of blast furnaces.
Climate control with industrial screed
One aspect that is gaining in importance regardless of the industry in question is the possibility of climate regulation. Screeds can be excellently combined with effective heat and sound insulation. In addition, it is possible to install large-area heating systems under an industrial screed, avoiding spatial restrictions in mobility zones.
Such surface heating systems serve to cool building components in summer and save costs in building cooling. The effect can be further increased if the system is connected to an existing solar installation or heat pump. In addition, the industrial screed serves as a thermal mass that compensates for daily temperature peaks. From an economic and ecological point of view, this is a gain that will become even more important as climate change progresses.
We will gladly advise you
For more than 25 years we have been advising companies and private individuals on the choice of suitable flooring solutions. The more precisely you formulate your requirements in advance, the longer you will be able to enjoy your screed. Contact us and tell us about your project. Together we will surely find a good and suitable solution for your industrial screed.