Working in partnership with Energystore Ltd, Total Floor Solutions are a licensed supplier / installer of TLA (Thermal Lightweight Aggregate). We can supply TLA in a range of densities dependant on your requirements.
TLA is a unique thermal lightweight aggregate which is manufactured using expanded polystyrene beads with Edliteco's Politherm Blu technology. The combination of beads and cement creates TLA lightweight screed with exceptional weight, thermal and acoustic properties. Used in over 40 countries, TLA insulated screeds are the ideal solution to a variety of flooring application issues.
Ultra Low Weight
Installed density as low as 130 kg/m³.
Low CO2 impact
Floor solutions with up to 80% less cement, reducing CO2 impact.
Drying time of 1cm per day under normal conditions.
Why TLA works fo you!
With the use of TFS's Putzmeister Transmix, the speed of installation is unrivalled
FLEXIBLE PRODUCT SOLUTION
TLA either comes in factory-mixed formats or can be mixed on site. It is specified to meet customer requirements on thickness, weight, strength and thermal performance.
Walk on the floor in 24 hours (48 in winter). complete drying time of one day per 1cm of thickness.
IN LIFE PERFORMANCE
TLA creates a single structure with no gaps in the insulation layer and requires no sealing of joints.
LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
There is no wastage or offcuts to be disposed of. TLA is 85% polystyrene bead, which makes it one of the most environmentally friendly insulation systems on the market.
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Applications of TLA
In addition to TLA being used as a replacement insulation, higher grades can also be used as a direct replacement for light weight screeds. TLA 200 has an expected density of 215kg/m3, which can be topped with a 10mm self levelling screed weighing 15kg/m2. These exceptional weight properties make TLA the ideal solution for the refurbishment market, projects requiring the levelling of uneven floors and for raised floor systems. In addition it's acoustic properties mean it can help where high levels of acoustic performance are required.
Ground Floor Solutions
TLA can achieve a thermal conductivity as low as 0.043W/m-k, enabling projects to achieve their energy conservation requirements. TLA can be laid directly on top of hardcore, concrete sub-floors or beam and block floors. It's unrivalled drying time of 1cm per day is critical to speeding up projects particularly where time is an issue. With no wastage or off cuts, TLA provides a cost effective and environmentally friendly single layer structure with no thermal bridging or time consuming installation required.
High Load Insulation
TLA can be used as an ideal alternative to higher strength floor insulations such as XPS. Also providing excellent thermal properties, TLA 110 achieves a compressive strength above 500KN/M2 and TLA 250 above 800KN/M2. TLA can be installed at any thickness and does not require any floor preparation. Providing a fully enclosed layer with no thermal bridging, or need for time consuming cutting around services, TLA provides a solid level base with no cracking.
Intermediate Floor Solutions
TLA provides a versatile lightweight solution for use in intermediate floors. By replacing traditional floor systems with TLA, it is possible to save significant weight while meeting the loading requirements of the floor. TLA has lightweight thermal and acoustic benefits which can lead to significant savings on structural design. Underfloor heating systems can be fixed directly to the TLA reducing the need for an insulation board and further reducing costs. The system will also lead to quicker floor drying times and significant CO2 savings as a result of reduced structural requirements and cement.
TLA can be used in flat and sloped roofing designs enabling lightweight, insulated solutions. It is possible to apply waterproofing applications direct to TLA creating a very effective bonded structure