Smet Features LiteFlo® in Self Build and Improve your Home Winter 2012

The Self Build and Improve your Home Magazine, Winter 2012, features a full-page colour advertisement and article illustrating the benefits of SMET LiteFlo® Lightweight Floor Screed.  Smet LiteFlo Lightweight Alpha Hemihydrate Screed is an innovative factory produced, CE Marked, pumpable, high-quality screed material based on calcium sulphate.


‘To Lightly Flo’!

“The construction industry is often thought of as slow to respond to changes, however, the development of self levelling floor screed quickly gained acceptance for its speed of laying, drying, ease of labour and, that holy grail of building – a level surface. Concrete is heavy stuff though, and the self levelling screeds currently available often require a correspondingly robust structure to support them. The development of innovative SMET LiteFlo®, a lightweight alpha hemihydrate calcium sulphate floor screed from SMET changes that. Made from specially selected aggregates which make it 30% lighter than conventional flowing screeds, it is pump applied and is ideal for timber frame builds, suspended timber floors, renovation projects and for over acoustic or thermal insulation. The company supply nationwide with an approximate cost of £30/€38 sqm and an average house takes just half a day to complete.

You can contact SMET Building Products at 28 Castleowen, Newry, Co Down BT34 1GF tel. 3082 5970 |  |

LiteFlo®is supplied to site in pre-mixed bags or site silos. LiteFlo®is designed for application at thicknesses of between 20 and 90 mm. LiteFlo® complies with EN 13813: 2002. and is CE marked.  LiteFlo® is suitable for floors in homes, offices, public buildings and places exposed to similar loads. LiteFlo® may be applied as a levelling screed directly onto a load-bearing floor, unbonded on a separating barrier (polythene), as a floating floor and is particularly suited in conjunction with underfloor heating or cavity floors.

SMET LiteFlo® should be covered with a floor finish such as tiles, linoleum, parquet, cork or carpet. If a cement-based adhesive or smoothing compound is required the surface of the screed must first be sealed, using an appropriate acrylic primer/sealer.

Benefits of LiteFlo Lightweight Flowing Screed

  • Lightweight, high yield, 43kg @ 40mm thickness
  • 30% weight reduction compared to normal CA screed
  • Smooth Laitance Free Finish
  • Pumpable
  • Under Floor Heating – Full Encapsulation
  • Suitable For Underlayment In Wet Areas
  • Reduced Drying Times
  • CE Marked
  • EN 13813: 2002