Subfloors & screeds - Kerakoll UK
KERACEM Eco is a hydraulic binder for what is described as high-performance screeds and heat-radiant slabs, which produces screeds that are said to be compatible with any type of finished flooring including hardwood, resilient materials, PVC, carpets, ceramic tiles and natural stone.
It’s a standard set product, reportedly with improved workability and a pot-life of up to three hours. However, it’s said to dry rapidly and is apparently ready for foot traffic after about eight hours, tiling after only 24 hours and laying of hardwood floors after five days.
The screed’s ‘high levels of performance’ are said to be made possible by an optimised water/cement ratio and the fact it compensates for hygrometric shrinkage reducing the formation of surface cracks. The binder is also said to compact easily giving the finished screed ‘excellent thermal conductivity and making it ideal for use with radiant heating and cooling systems’.
Kerakoll says: ‘In common with all our products, it’s been developed to be as eco-friendly as possible while still offering exceptional performance values. It has very low VOC emissions and can be recycled as an inert mineral material at the end of its life.
‘Our UK team offers technical advice and support during the specification process and onsite, so please contact them to discuss your project or to arrange for a trial of Keracem Eco.’