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What is Self Levelling Floor Screed?

Self-Levelling Floor Screeds are an important component that creates an even surface on which tiles can be laid, natural stone, and wood floorings. It is typically employed as a finishing item over 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 an mixing paddle, or when the screed is utilized for larger projects, it could be mixed with the screed pump prior to 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 choice, especially if you have never worked before with the material.

We offer a variety of floor screeds made from concrete that are suitable to meet the needs of all.

Laying self-levelling floor screed …

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

The traditional method for laying screed is to mix cement and sand on the spot using a mixer. However, because of the labor intensive process involved in mixing the screed there has been an increasing shift to using ready-mixed screeds.

The final mix must be more smooth and workable than ordinary concrete. It should also have enough concrete to keep it in place and stop it from breaking further down the line.

Screed is a great option to apply to smooth the finish of new floors or for leveling out floors that are already in place. The screed comprises one part of cement and four parts water. It is usually applied using a straight edge or a plastic or wooden floating and then finished using trowels or a power-float.

If you leave your floor dry,, you are generally advised to allow one month of drying per centimetre, based on the depth of screed.

If you are looking for a screed thickness of over 5 centimetres it is best to give yourself a bit more. After the screed has been left to fully dry and then you can start laying the flooring over it.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our experts for any assistance in your project.