Alternative to concrete screed


Postby Mitch78 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:49 pm

We are removing our tiled floor. Is there an alternative/ cheap to a concrete screed underneath? I was thinking like a chipboard insulated board?

Any ideas?
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:25 pm

if you remove the screed then yes insulated T&G chipboard would work.And its the cheapest option
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Postby Mitch78 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks for that. What it is is at there moment there is underfloor heating, however, whoever installed it didn't provide ventilation so the tiles are lifting. We have been advised to remove the existing floor and remove the pipes. This will leave a gap which will need to be raised to bring it back to the previous floor level. Under the pipes I presume will be the concrete slab, so it's either a concrete screed or the chipboard. Would this be easy to have a go myself??
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:18 pm

yes its relativly easy but hard work.Make sure you clean the concrete floor so its as level as possible.Glue all the joints on the chipboard as you install it.If you want to raise the floor once the screed is removed you can buy 25mm 50mm or 75mm insulation.
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