Floors and Screeds (6)
Floors have many intended purposes. To satisfy these purposes, various specific properties are often required of the flooring material concerned. Therefore, whether durability, speed of installation, strength, hygiene and/or aesthetics are the key requirements - Weber's comprehensive range of cement-based screeds will enable the specifier to match these specific requirements.
All Weber screeds are designed to cope with high levels of traffic (foot and forklift), and provide excellent resistance to wear, abrasion and point loads. Specifying a weber.floor screed or floor enables the contractor to speedily complete the necessary work (often much faster than traditional methods), which in turn allows for foot and forklift traffic within a short period of time. This minimizes downtime and ensures the installation is cost effective. Weber's range of screeds consists of both standard- and high-strength base/top screeds, all of which are hard-wearing, and can be applied as the final finish (overlay) or receive further sealing coats/floorcoverings.
Before a weber.floor Solution is contemplated for a particular installation, the existing substrate needs to be of sufficient quality, hence the existing substrate needs to exhibit a minimum pull-off strength of 0.1 MPa. Screeds with high compressive strengths are prone to cracking if they do not have an adequate level of flexural strength. The higher the the flexural strength of a screed the less likely it is to crack. All weber.floor Solutions are designed to provide a 'best in class' combination of compressive- and flexural strength.
weber.floor Solutions can be used to reduce the cost of the building's structure as they can be applied much thinner than traditional screeding materials.
Weber will, at all stages, be involved in the flooring project to ensure that the customer's expectations are met. weber.floor Solutions are hence only distributed and installed through approved/accredited contractors, who together with Weber will provide the customer with a material and workmanship guarantee respectively.
weber.floor solutions are also produced in a manner compatible with low CO² emissions, low dust and significantly lower PH levels. Specifying a weber.floor solution enables the Developer, Contractor and/or End-User a far greater level of efficiency. (See table below.)
|Comparison of different Floor and Screed Technologies|
|Application Method||Kilogram per hour||m2/hour|
|Hand Application||500 kg with 3 persons||30|
|Small Pump||2000 kg with 3 persons||125|
|Normal Pump||5000 kg with 3 persons||300|
In general, pumpable screeds also deliver a far higher consistency of quality than traditional hand mix and application screeding methods.
Certain Weber floors and screeds must be sealed – this preferably with an approved sealer. Please contact our technical department for further information.
Data sheets specific to each product are available on request. These sheets provide all the necessary technical information that specifiers such as Engineers, Architects and various Contractors may require.
Further, experienced advisors are available to provide technical back-up – Technical Helpline 08600 Weber (93237).
By using a 3-Binder system (Portland Cement, Calcium Aluminate and Calcium Sulfate) weber.floor Solutions have been formulated to provide the End-User with a series of tailored solutions. Combining these 3 binders, Weber is able to tailor a screed in respect of its compressive- and flexural strength, hardness, setting- and drying time as well as minimising shrinkage.
Whether the project at hand involves the construction of a new concrete floor or the renovation of an old tired/distressed concrete floor – Weber has the solution.
A rapid-setting, fast-drying economically priced underlay screed.
A rapid setting, fast-drying underlay screed for industrial use.
A rapid-setting rapid-drying fibre-modified underlay for application up to 50 mm.
A fast-drying, fastsetting underlay screed specifically designed for use with epoxy and urethane coatings
A pumpable, rapidsetting, self-levelling screef for industrial use.