Microcement Radiant Floor

Microcement Application on Radiant Floor

MICROCEMENT RADIANT FLOOR – When winter arrives is when you consider changing the heating of your house. Today, underfloor heating is one of the most popular options due to the comfort it provides. The question would be, can microcement be applied on underfloor heating? The answer is yes, microcement is a great thermal conductor and can be installed without any problem on a radiant floor.

The installation of the microcement requires some necessary steps in the first ignitions of the heating to ensure that the temperature changes will not affect it.

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Support Preparation

The first thing to do is check that the base has the corresponding expansion joints. This is necessary to prevent it from later cracking and causing the surface to crack.

Later comes the installation of self-leveling. The thickness must be sufficient to absorb all the irregularities of the screed.

After a complete setting of the cement (3 or 4 weeks) the heating will start. The process to follow will be to gradually raise the temperature day by day to 45 degrees.

Microcement in Radiant Floor

When the floor has fully expanded, it is time to apply the microcement. The conditions for the application are the same as other installations, maximum ambient temperature of 20 ºC and relative humidity as low as possible. The surface must be free of grease and dirt.

Once we have finished applying the microcement and varnishing, we will wait until it is completely dry before turning on the heating. To turn it on, it is necessary to increase the temperature progressively until the desired temperature is reached. To turn it off, you will act in the same way, gradually reducing the temperature.

In this way we can enjoy a completely natural and very resistant floor, and at the same time that the energy efficiency is very high. Keep in mind that by having a layer of only 3mm, it absorbs very little energy, which means that all the heat generated reaches the house.

For more information about this or other applications, do not hesitate to consult our Lunik website or consult our technical team.

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