Rigips dry screed made of plasterboard

Laying wet screed is time-consuming - especially because of the long drying time before further processing can take place. Dry screed, however, can be walked on immediately after completion. The risk of static problems with liquid screed is also excluded with Rigips dry screed due to its lightness. There is also the possibility of working with leveling fillings with a dry screed - this can ensure a level surface and good load-bearing capacity, and heat-insulating effects can also be achieved with appropriate fillings. In terms of price, there is hardly any difference between conventional self-leveling screed and dry screed; the total costs are usually relatively the same.

Plasterboard or gypsum fiber

Dry screed (€ 33.00 at Amazon *) panels are available in two fundamentally different designs - in plasterboard or gypsum fiber. The screed elements in gypsum fiber execution are available in different thicknesses and linings and can be laid relatively easily, depending on the nature and unevenness of the floor, an appropriate leveling fill must be made. The leveling fill can also serve as an additional means of sound and heat insulation. While the dry screed boards, sold under the name Rigiplan, are primarily intended for installation on existing floors such as worn floorboards, the gypsum fiber boards, which have a rebate design, can also be laid on the building floor.

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Easy construction

Dry screed panels are simply glued together with an overlap using a special adhesive. In contrast to liquid screed, installation is relatively easy and time-saving. In the case of dry screed, an insulating strip only needs to be glued to the edges of the wall so that the floor noise is not transmitted to the walls.

Be careful with underfloor heating

In the case of underfloor heating, it should be ensured in advance that the heating in question is suitable for dry-leveling - this does not generally apply to all underfloor heating. At most, appropriate insulation layers underneath the panels must be dispensed with - in the case of underfloor heating, the selection of the appropriate dry screed panels is also important.