Screeds and screed work
Dry or flowing, we lay your screed quickly and cleanly, whether floating or firmly attached to the subsurface. With our experience of more than 25 years, you can play it safe with all screed work, from considering your heat and footfall sound insulation, to creating a seamless subfloor to the desired levelling.
Screed - an important part of your floor
A screed is an almost indispensable part of the floor. It serves as an intermediate floor between the supporting substructure and the floor covering you have chosen. The screed is becoming increasingly important, especially in work areas, as it forms a homogeneous, seamless surface that is easy to clean and stable enough for the mobile use of heavy machines. Yes, you can also use your screed without a floor covering.
Screed's ability to distribute pressure evenly over a large area makes it ideal for underfloor heating, protecting insulating layers, and hiding cables and pipes. As a screed company, we would be happy to advise you on your options for creating a warm, resilient and safe floor.
Advantages and functions of the screed
Because of its high resilience, screed is an integral part of almost every building. The screed layer uses it to level out the unevenness of your floor slab or create a light and even base for your desired floor covering on wooden beam ceilings. Even on terraces, balconies and in garages, the screed provides a secure hold and permanent protection for the layers underneath.
A heated screed also distributes the valuable heat that your underfloor heating gives you, since your heating pipes run directly through the screed. If you need a certain height for your floor, then we as a screed company will help you to create the specified floor height by adjusting the screed thickness.
Dry, flowing, floating - what's the difference?
The screed layer uses the terms "dry" or "flowing" to describe the laying process with which he lays your screed. In the case of a construction site or poured dry screed, he applies the screed mortar over a large area and then pulls it off vertically. Another variant of dry screed are prefabricated screed panels, which are installed on site as prefabricated screeds. Both variants allow the incorporation of a gradient to direct liquids to a drain.
As a screed company, we apply a flowing screed in liquid form, which then needs a few days to dry completely. The influence of gravity creates a homogeneous, horizontal and joint-free surface. Floating, on the other hand, refers to laying on a layer of insulation, without any connection to walls or subsoil. With a floating screed you avoid thermal and sound bridges.
types and norms
The huge selection of screed types can easily lead to confusion. Here is a brief overview of what the abbreviations mean:
- AS = mastic asphalt screed
- CE = calcium sulphate screed (also anhydride screed)
- CFE = calcium sulphate floor screed
- CT = cement screed
- CTF = cement flow screed
- MA = magnesia screed
- SR = synthetic resin screed
Each type meets different requirements in terms of thickness, fire behavior, thermal insulation, sound insulation or dry bulk density. In addition, there are maximum temperatures for heated screeds, hardness classes and material requirements depending on the existing substrate.
As a specialist company, we strictly follow the applicable standards DIN 18560 (screeds in construction) and DIN 18353 (screed work) so that you can always rely on the quality of your screed. In addition, we keep ourselves constantly up to date on recommendations from all common technical standards, such as DIN 13318 and DIN 13813 for screed mortar, DIN 197 for cement or DIN 1045-3 for construction work.
Put your work in our experienced hands, and as a specialist company, we will take care of the requirements for the screed thickness, the limit values for deviations from evenness, the compressive strength classes and the permissible shrinkage.
A company with experience
In more than 25 years of daily practice, we have built up the experience that ensures our high level of quality in all screed work. In order to maintain this level in the future, we follow a strict quality management that combines proven structures and the current state of knowledge in the construction industry.
We are proud of our work. Each and every employee in contact with you strives to demonstrate our values of reliability and professionalism. Let us convince you and arrange your first consultation today, and your new screed will soon be at your feet.