The development of innovative, SMET LiteFlo® Lightweight Flowing Floor Screed, a new pumpable screed from Smet Building Products Ltd, is revolutionising the industry…
The construction industry is often thought of as slow to respond to changes, however the development of self levelling floor screed quickly gained acceptance for its speed of laying, fast drying, ease of labour and, that holy grail of building - a level surface. Concrete floors are heavy though, and the self levelling screeds currently available often require a correspondingly robust structure to support them. The development of innovative SMET LiteFlo® Lightweight Flowing Floor Screed, a new Alpha Hemihydrate screed from SMET changes that. LiteFlo® is made from specially selected aggregates, which make it 30% lighter than conventional calcium sulphate flowing screeds and 70% lighter than traditional sand & cement or concrete. The significant reduction in weight, combined with excellent pumpability makes LiteFlo® ideal for timber frame builds, suspended timber floors, high-rise towers, apartments and multi-storey buildings.
Calcium sulphate based LiteFlo® is really unique in the industry, offering a plethora of benefits over traditional lightweight screeds. Traditionally, lightweight screed is exclusively available in a semi-dry application format; whereas LiteFlo® is pump-applied - and it's this 'pumpability' - combined with excellent flowability which makes this lightweight screed particularly unique. LiteFlo® has literally brought the industry up off its knees, making it possible, for the first time, to pump apply lightweight screed in large volumes without the need for additional levelling compounds after application.
Smet Building Products Ltd, based in UK, is dedicated to delivering the leading names in flooring compounds. The company's strength is in delivering a comprehensive range of innovative high quality calcium sulphate and cement based self levelling floor screeds, compounds & binders, for the manufacture of screed flooring, supported by exceptional technical and customer service.
Benefits of SMET LiteFlo® Lightweight Flowing Floor Screed
- Lightweight - high yield, 43kg per m@ 40mm thickness
- Pumpable - first of its kind available
- 30% weight reduction compared to standard calcium sulphate screeds
- 70% weight reduction compared to traditional sand & cement
- Ideal for application in high-rise buildings
- Ideal for over timber suspended floors in new builds and renovations
- Smooth laitance free finish
- For application at thicknesses of between 20 and 90mm
- Under Floor Heating - full encapsulation
- Perfectly level floors - every time
- German manufactured to CE EN 13813: 2002
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