Floor Screed FAQs

After 13 years in the industry, there isn't much we don't know about floor screed. Below are some of our most frequently asked floor screeding questions. If you have a query or a project we'd love for you to get in touch

What are the different types of floor screed?

There is a wide range of floor screeds available on the market which can be divided into two categories; liquid and traditional screed. Within these categories, there is a range of options including high strength and quick drying. Whether you are working to tight time constraints or have little coverage over your insulation, we can help you identify the screed your project requires!


What does a screed do?

The purpose of a floor screed is to provide a level surface ready for floor finishes.


What are the advantages of flow screed over traditional forms of floor screeding?

Flowing screed boasts many great advantages. It can be laid at a substantially thinner depth and is much less time consuming to install than traditional methods. One team could easily install 800-1000m2 in a day, compared to sand and cement screed which could take up to 8 times longer. Liquid screed is also self-levelling and has excellent thermal conductivity, unlike sand and cement screeds.


What is the typical drying time for floor screeds?

This can depend on a wide range of variants such as internal and external temperatures, the depth of the screed and whether the customer has underfloor heating or not. The type of floor screed can also depend on it’s drying time. For example, fast-drying options can vary from one to another, depending on the additive added and whether it is a traditional or liquid screed. Prior to the installation of floor finishes, we would always recommend completing a moisture test.


Can a screed make the floor level?

In essence, the idea of a floor screed is to make a floor level, so yes. If you are renovating and already have an existing floor that needs levelling off, we offer thin section screeds and latex options which may be suitable for your project.


Why do I need to prepare a floor before screeding?

Preparation is key! It is essential that your floor is prepared to the correct standard in order to ensure the best finish can be achieved and to protect the screed.


Is there a minimum thickness a floor screed can be?

Again, this can depend on a range of variants such as the type of screed, whether there is underfloor heating or whether the floor is bonded or unbonded. For projects where depths may be an issue, we can offer thin section screeds and latexes.

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