Dry Levelling and Waterproofing
As per many of our solutions, dry levelling compounds originated in Germany. Layers of sand have often been used to produce level floors but, with sand’s round structure, worn smooth over the years, the individual grains are free to slide past each other. This property allows sand to dissipate over time leading to floor failure. Dry levelling compounds are produced using angular aggregates which bind together mechanically to produce a long lasting, stable floor construction.
If you are faced with a poorly installed beam and block floor, a dished suspended floor or simply have a lot of services in the way, dry floor levelling methods can overcome these problems quickly, with less mess and without introducing moisture.
A natural product, Jupiter’s levelling slate chippings are kiln dried to 1200° C. This process which removes a large proportion of its water and bound gas content whilst also swelling it. This reduction in density produces material much less dense than conventional screed (560 kg / m³) making it suitable for installation even on suspended floors. Levelling slate can be installed at depths between 10 mm and 60 mm.
A simple coating of calcium silicate, applied to natural wood chips enhances all of their natural qualities and delivers a lightweight floor levelling infill that is robust and environmentally friendly.
Foam Glass Aggregate
Foamed glass aggregate could be described as the big brother of levelling slate. It works in the same way as the slate by mechanically binding together. The closed-cell structure of each piece provides excellent insulation characteristics with a lambda value of 0.08 W/mK. Foamed glass aggregate will not burn, does not absorb water, has a very high compressive strength, is resistant to insects and rodents and is 100% inert recycled glass. Suitable for depths from 150 mm to 900 mm.
Waterproofing and Wet Rooms
Jupiter provide a proprietary, twin layer waterproofing system that can be applied by our installation team during the installation of our floor heating system. The system can be used in shower & bath areas, wet room floors and swimming pool surrounds.
Jupiter can provide heated wet room floors on solid floor constructions with any gradient required using the levelling compound. Alternatively, we can advise on, as well as construct heated wetroom floors on suspended floors.