Creating an energy efficient home is vital not only to our carbon footprint, but to our monthly energy bills. Double glazed windows, loft and cavity wall insulation, solar panels and low-flow showerheads are all excellent suggestions for ensuring that you are getting the most out of your home, without wasting precious resources and money.
What you may not know is that combining a water underfloor heating system with a liquid screed subfloor can make a considerable difference to your energy usage, making it the ideal option for anyone who wants to reduce their energy usage, cut down on monthly bills, and still experience the sense of luxury that comes with evenly heated floors.
What is Liquid Screed Used for?
If you choose to make your energy usage more efficient by installing a water underfloor heating system, you will need to choose between laying a pourable concrete or liquid screed subfloor. This added layer is necessary to creating a level surface, on top of which you can lay down your desired carpet, timber flooring, laminate, or tiles.
Liquid Screed is an ideal accompaniment to underfloor heating. It’s much smoother, and more pourable, than concrete, which means it’s perfectly suited to created a smooth, level base for your desired flooring.
If decide to use liquid screed, then experienced floor screeding contractors will be able to ascertain what type of floor screed is suited to your project. They will perform the checks and tests necessary to achieving the flawless finish that makes liquid screed such a desirable option for your home.
Liquid Screed and Energy Efficiency
Liquid Screed, when poured, creates a tight seal with no voids or air pockets, meaning that the heat from your underfloor heating system will be distributed evenly across the whole floor.
It’s a common misconception that spreading your heat source across such a large surface requires more energy usage; if you’re used to heating a room through a single heat source, like a radiator, then that source must work a lot harder – and be set to a much higher temperature – in order to produce a satisfactory level of warmth. If you choose to combine water underfloor heating with a liquid screed floor, you will maximise your energy efficiency by keeping your water at a lower temperature.
What’s more, screeding has the potential to be laid very thinly – a bonded liquid screed can be as thin as 25mm. This minimises the opportunity for heat to be lost before it reaches your feet, giving you another reason to lower the heat settings and enjoy an unfluctuating source of heat within your home.
If you’re interested in increasing your energy efficiency by combining water underfloor heating with a liquid screed subfloor, then it is vital that you call in a knowledgeable floor screeding contractor. They will be able to assess the particular needs of your project, and work out an approach that leaves you with the smooth and efficient finish that makes liquid screed such a fantastic option for your home