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Screed Protection Considerations

Protection to levelling floor screeds should be carried out as soon as possible after installation. This is especially true on large construction sites with where many tradespeople are potentially competing to access the available work areas. The expected traffic typeRead More Screed Protection Considerations

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Wearing (Granolithic) Screed, what is it and where best to use it.

Wearing screeds, widely known by the former name of granolithic screeds, are high-density toppings suitable for application to green or hard concrete slabs. Offering characteristics desirable for areas likely to be subjected to severe wear and heavy traffic, these toppingsRead More Wearing  (Granolithic) Screed, what is it and where best to use it.

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Screed Scientist Christmas 2015

MIND = Make It No Danger It is that wonderful time of the year again. Playful snowflakes, the smell of pine from the Christmas tree, the festive spice of cinnamon, the suave flavour of oranges, stockings hung by the chimney…Yes,Read More Screed Scientist Christmas 2015

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Screed Reinforcement – What’s the Crack

Shrinking, curling and cracking can lead to problems with flooring. Using reinforcement may reduce their impact and lend greater strength to the floor. Before we begin with this blog post, we need to be clear that there are many products,Read More Screed Reinforcement – What’s the Crack

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Relative Humidity – Do You Know What it Means for your Screed?

At first glance, relative humidity (RH) is a quite confusing topic. Since people use different terms such as moisture, vapour, water content, relative humidity, absolute humidity, actual humidity, specific humidity or just humidity to indicate how moist the air is,Read More Relative Humidity – Do You Know What it Means for your Screed?

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Tiling onto Cracked Screed – Addressing Underlying Causes of Tile Floor Failure

Do you need to lay or are you worried about large format tiles placed directly over cracked screeds? Have you heard about crack inducement joints? Read on. Not dealing correctly with cracked screeds is one of the main causes ofRead More Tiling onto Cracked Screed – Addressing Underlying Causes of Tile Floor Failure

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Our 5 Most Popular Pages This Month

The Screed Scientist website is great for expanding your screeding knowledge. And this month nearly 6000 visitors used it to help them with their projects. Some of our most popular articles have been related to Underfloor heating with many ofRead More Our 5 Most Popular Pages This Month

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What affects screed drying time?

All screed mixes contain more water in them than what is required to hydrate the cement. Just about 40-50% of the water added to a screed mix is used to hydrate the cement, whilst the remaining 50-60% takes up theRead More What affects screed drying time?

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Preventing sulphate attacks on anhydrite screeds

Anhydrite/gypsum based screeds are popular for their free-flowing and self-levelling properties as well as ease of installation. They differ from traditional screeds in that they use a calcium sulphate binder instead of Portland cement in the screed mix. The calciumRead More Preventing sulphate attacks on anhydrite screeds

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5 Things you need to know about your screed before refurbishing your floors

Once your old floors are stripped of their floor covering, it is important to make a thorough assessment of the remaining substrate to make sure it is in a suitable condition to take on the new flooring.  Some of theRead More 5 Things you need to know about your screed before refurbishing your floors

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