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How Is Self Levelling Floor Screed Used?

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Self-Levelling Floor Screeds are a vital element that forms an even surface on which tiles can be laid, natural stone floorings and wood floors. It is usually utilized as a finishing material on top of a concrete base. It can also be used to protect beneath floor heating pipe.

Screed is a mixture made consisting of a mix of sharp cement, sand and water. The screed is mixed manually in a bucket by using the paddle for mixing or, if it is employed for larger projects, it may be mixed with an engine for screed before being distributed through an hose pipe connected with the pump.

You can also purchase screed mixes that are ready-mixed. They can be the most efficient alternative, particularly if aren’t familiar on the material before.

We have a selection of floor screeds made from concrete to meet the needs of all.

Laying self-levelling floor screed …

It is recommended to talk to a professional before installing screed over a large area, or prior to installing screed over underfloor heating.

The most traditional method of laying screed is mixing the cement and sand in situ using a mixer. However because of the labor intensive process required to mix the screed there has been a gradual shift to ready-mixed screeds.

The final mix must be more pliable and smoother than regular concrete, but it should also have enough concrete to keep it in place and prevent it from becoming cracked further down the road.

Screed can be used as a smooth finish to new floors or for leveling the floors of existing ones. The screed comprises one part of cement and four parts water. It’s typically applied using a straight-edge and a wooden or plastic floating and then finished using trowels or a power-float.

In order to allow your floor dry,, you must allow a month of drying per centimetre, based on the depth in screed.

For a thickness of screed that is over 5 centimetres it is best to leave a bit more. Once the screed is left to fully dry and then you can start laying the flooring over it.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our self-levelling floor screed experts for any assistance in your project.