Liquid or Traditional, which one should you choose?

Generally, a screed will comprise of cement, sharp sand and water all being

Combined to form one solution. Screed is applied atop of a subfloor to provide an even base in order for you lay the necessary flooring. Furthermore, Screed can be poured over and around underfloor heating pipes too.

The two different types of screed you should know about are traditional screed and liquid screed.

Traditional Screed:

Traditional screed has a drying time of roughly 5 days before it can be walked on. Therefore, the process of this type of screed cannot be rushed. Traditional Screed also has a limit of 120-square metres that can be laid per a day.

Traditional screed may require you to insert joints to separate each area from the others if your floor is particularly large. The thinnest layer of screed is 40mm but it can be laid as thick as 100mm, dependent on what’s underneath.

Liquid Screed:

Liquid Screed allows you to walk on the floor within 24-48 hours of it being laid and so has a considerably faster drying time. With our liquid screed, you could lay up to potentially 2,000 square metres of liquid screed per a day, which is a significant difference from traditional screed. Liquid screed would therefore suit larger properties.

You also have the opportunity to force the drying rate with this type of screed. If you are behind on a project, this can provide as an effective means of getting back on track. In addition to this, during the winter or the cold weather, you have the ability to force-dry the screed, enabling you to beat the dampness.

Cost:

Liquid flowing screeds become lower in cost from 40m² whereas with a traditional screed, the ergonomics of scale are such that the larger the floor, the more expensive your screed becomes.

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