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Laying Self Levelling Floor Screed

Self-Levelling Floor Screeds are a vital component that creates an even surface on which tiles can be laid, natural stone, and wood floorings. It is usually utilized as a finishing material over a concrete base. It can also be used to cover the pipes for heating underfloor.

Screed is made consisting of a mix of sharp cement, sand and water. The mixture is mixed manually in a bucket with an mixing paddle, or when the screed is utilized for larger projects, it may be mixed with the screed pump prior to being distributed via an hose pipe connected with the pump.

There are also screed mixes that are ready-mixed. They can be the most efficient choice, especially if you have never worked before with the material.

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 seek advice from a professional prior to installing screed over a large space or prior to installing screed over underfloor heating.

The traditional method for laying self-levelling screed is to mix cement and sand in situ using a mixer. However due to the heavy work involved in mixing the screed it has led to an increasing shift to using 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 stop it from breaking further down the line.

Screed can be used to smooth the finish of new floors, or used to level out floors that are already in place. The screed is composed of one part of cement and four parts water. It’s usually applied using a straight edge and a wooden or plastic floating and then finished using the trowel or power-float.

In order to allow flooring to air dry, you are generally advised to allow one weeks of dry time for each centimetre, based on how deep the layer in screed.

For a thickness of screed that is greater than 5 centimetres, however it is recommended to leave a bit more. After the screed has been allowed to dry it is now time to begin to lay the flooring over it.

Do not hesitate to reach us for assistance should you require assistance in your project.