Category Archives: The Screed Scientist®

Problems caused by damp screed highlighted in Tomorrow’s Flooring article

News about delays in opening a part of Clitheroe Community Hospital was an unfortunate reminder that moisture levels in screed are ignored at your peril.  Vinyl is the floor covering of choice in most hospitals but whilst de-bonded and bubblingRead More Problems caused by damp screed highlighted in Tomorrow’s Flooring article

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VUBA boss enjoys reading Screed Scientist Articles

The Screed Scientist has been an active contributor to Tomorrows Flooring magazine, but we also enjoy reading the articles, especially the interviews with leading lights in the flooring industry.  So we were very pleased to read that Sean Scott, theRead More VUBA boss enjoys reading Screed Scientist Articles

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Leading Edge Protection

The Screed Scientist is always on the lookout for examples of builders who really know their stuff. You can see it in the attention to details that others may overlook or deem too much hassle. So when we saw thisRead More Leading Edge Protection

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Seasons Screedings from the ScreedScientist

Is it Christmas already?? 2014 has absolutely sped by. Our mission to be informative, helpful and educational in all matters screeding, continues unabated. With the approaching Christmas shutdown the screed scientist wants to remind you to make sure your screedRead More Seasons Screedings from the ScreedScientist

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What you need to know about Underfloor heating

What you need to know about  Underfloor Heating Constructing a floor suitable to house Underfloor heating can test the skill of even the most experienced screeder. Our What you need to know guide on Underfloor heating covers the pitfalls thatRead More What you need to know about Underfloor heating

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What you Need to Know About Concrete Substrates

Over the last couple of years, we’ve received a lot of positive comments about our articles. SO over the next couple of weeks we’ll be ferreting through our archives and grouping our articles together in a series of ‘what you need to know’ guides. Continue reading →Read More What you Need to Know About Concrete Substrates

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The Pros and Cons of Manufactured Sand

Before we get into the advantages and disadvantages of manufactured sand, what exactly is manufactured sand? Manufactured sand is sand produced by crushing rocks, quarry stones or larger aggregates pieces into sand-sized particles. Natural sand, on the other hand isRead More The Pros and Cons of Manufactured Sand

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How Important is the Surface Accuracy of Floor Bases?

Surface Accuracy Surface accuracy is defined as the relative difference in elevation over prescribed distances. In simpler terms, it is a measure of the flatness of a surface. Owing to the nature of flooring materials and the construction processes involved,Read More How Important is the Surface Accuracy of Floor Bases?

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Ready-Mix Screed or Site-Mixed Screed – the better option?

With screed failure becoming a widespread issue in the UK, contractors and builders are more cautious than ever when it comes to choosing their screed. Is ready-mixed screed – the screed batched and mixed in the factory and delivered toRead More Ready-Mix Screed or Site-Mixed Screed – the better option?

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Portland Cement : A Brief History

History and Development of Portland Cement Portland cement, arguably one of mankind’s most important manufactured materials, was invented and patented by Joseph Aspdin from Leeds in 1824. Aspdin produced cement by heating powdered limestone mixed with clay in a furnace,Read More Portland Cement : A Brief History

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