Difference Between Concrete and Liquid Screed
Both liquid screed and concrete are made from the exact same components, but they are very different in the texture in which they are used for.
How are they difference?
Ready mix concrete is prepared at a plant to each client’s individual specification using specific measurements of aggregates, sand, water and cement mixed with desired additives to reach the correct result which could be enhanced strength or faster curing time.
Liquid screed has these components already, but the amount and size of the aggregates used is different to ready mix concrete. Using a smaller and fewer amount of aggregates results in a smoother consistency and easier flowability making the screed closer to a liquid. If you’re looking to complete a structural project then the coarse aggregates that are used in ready mixed concrete will add extra strength, making it more suitable for your project.
What are they used for?
Seeing as they both have different consistencies, concrete and liquid screed are used for different purposes in construction. Uses for ready mix concrete mostly involve external use for structural foundations, pathways, driveways, fences, cellar conversions, paving and anything else that requires a strong and long-lasting result.
Whereas liquid screed is normally only used internally to create a smooth finish. Seeing as it is smooth you don’t need to worry about any lumps or bumps in the flooring. Liquid screed can be used to make the most of your underfloor heating system as the flowability means that it can lay against any pipework in a way that regular concrete wouldn’t.
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