The Importance of Screeding
Screed is an extremely useful material, it helps to achieve flat surfaces, and cover underfloor heating. However, there are so many different types of screed it can be a bit confusing. This is an overview of the different types of screed to can get.
Traditional screed contains sand, cement and water, this is the most popular option. However, the drying process cannot be rushed, taking up to five days to dry before it can be walked on again. Guidelines also say that you shouldn’t apply more than 120 square metres of traditional screed in one day if you have a lot of areas to cover, this could take a while.
Anhydrite Flowing Screed
Anhydrite screed becoming an increasingly popular option. This screed can be applied very quickly and can be walked on within 24-48 hours. Unlike traditional screeds, this can be applied very thinly while also being extremely crack resistant.
Rapid Hardening Screed
Rapid hardening screed does exactly what it says it does, it dries extremely quickly. Rather than waiting days to walk on your new surface, this type of screed allows you to walk on it in just hours. This helps to speed up projects since you can then lay flooring on top after 24 hour, which is a lot quicker than any other options.
Self Leveling Screed
If you are looking to apply to the floor like vinyl or carpet that require perfectly flat surfaces, then this is the right screed for the job. This screed ensures a perfectly flat surface that you can walk up in 12-72 hours which is one of the faster options.
Liquid screed will dry a lot faster than traditional screed allowing you to walk on it in around 24-48 hours. It is also able to pour on a much larger surface area per day, up to 2,000 square metres per day. This type of screed is great if you are looking for something that can be over and done with quickly.
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