What is screed?
Another floor doesn’t have to be installed on top of it. Many people choose to have untreated screed or polished concrete for its unique and trendy appearance.
What is screed made from?
What is screed used for?
Screed is required when in floor radiant heating is installed (it covers the and protects the heating elements).
Why is screed important?
Screed Drying Time
When can I install a floor on screed?
Is screed suitable for residential or industrial applications?
Screed is very adaptable and can be used in residential, commercial and industrial environments. If the floor is going to be subject to extreme loads then the screed can be specialized to withstand the additional weight
How is screed levelled?
Using a float
A float is a tool that manually scrapes the top layer which makes the desired level. Four level points are measured, and then the float is dragged over the surface creating a level surface.
Self Levelling screed is much more viscous (flowing/watery). The screed is poured on the subfloor and then gravity does the levelling for us.
Any Climate Factors to Consider?
Screed should usually be installed in dry conditions that are above 3 degrees celsius.
Are all screeds self-levelling?
No. Traditionally a float was used to level but modern screed products are completely self-levelling which is perfect for large areas.
Is screed required for underfloor heating?
Screed is the ideal solution for in floor heating. The screed protects the heating elements and provides great insulation. For the consumer this means more ambient heat, efficiency and meaning longer lasting more economical solution.
Do all concrete floors need screed?
Without screed it is incredibly difficult to level the concrete slab enough to have a nice finished floor on top.
Can screed be pumped?
Using a special pump, screed can be pumped to the installation site. Screed has many characteristics that can be catered to the needs of the job. Speak to one of our specialists in order to find the right product for your needs. Ontario Self Leveling Concrete can supply technologically advanced screed that be pumped in residential and commercial products.
Depending on the needs of your project it be pumped and formed vertically as well.