When Anhydrite screeds were first introduced they were offered as a simple levelling screed to take a subsequent floor covering, as they were not considered a wearing surface. Gypsol Diamond screed, from Francis Flower, is set to completely revolutionise the use of anhydrite screeds by offering the UK’s only anhydrite screed that can be polished and used as a wearing surface, without the need for subsequent floor coverings.
The Gypsol Team has been working with Coleshill-based national contractor Midland Flooring Ltd who have developed a finishing technique that hardens, densifies and subsequently polishes the screed surface to a silk or semi-gloss finish using their exclusive Micro Polish system.
Spokesman and Director for Midland Flooring Ltd, Steve Sale, said: “We have for some time been offering polished traditional concretes but have recognised the demand for more functional, responsive and thin toppings,” he explained.
“We approached the Gypsol team because of their wealth of experience, technical expertise and the dynamic approach they take to innovation.
“They responded quickly by designing and supplying research materials which led to the development of Gypsol Diamond, which works perfectly with our Micro Polish system. We believe that the versatility and beauty of the Micro Polish system using Gypsol Diamond screed will be embraced and specified very quickly by designers, main contractors and clients alike,” Steve concluded.
Offering a highly durable floor with good abrasion resistance to AR1 and a mean thermal conductivity of 2.3w/mK (maximum 2.5w/m2K) Gypsol Diamond is also perfect for underfloor heating. No floor coverings are required which means that no extraneous interfaces are present which can impede the flow of heat. Gypsol® Diamond is, therefore, the most responsive and thermally efficient screed system in the market.
Specification and Technical Manager for Gypsol®, Alan Jackson, said “The Gypsol® team remain at the forefront of the anhydrite screed technologies and are constantly looking for new and innovative ways in which to use our screeds. The development of Gypsol® Diamond represents yet another indication to why we are the binder supplier of choice for the UK anhydrite screed market.”