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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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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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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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Storing Sand and Cement? Quick Tips

The quality of the screeding material plays a major role in determining the final strength and quality of a screed. Though one of the major ingredients, Portland Cement is a quality assured manufactured product, careless handling and storage often leadsRead More Storing Sand and Cement?  Quick Tips

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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 using screed pumps

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 going 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 using screed pumps

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Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 4 – 6

Following on from Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 1 – 3  we present tips 4 -6. 4. Screed Mix Check that the raw materials and the mixing of screed are correct. The ideal mix proportion for normal cement/sandRead More Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 4 – 6

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Do you know your Datums from your Surface Regularity?

Is seems there is much confusion in the industry around the concepts of the “flatness of screed” and the “levels” of screed. In an attempt to demystify these two very different concepts we have created some diagrams to explain theRead More Do you know your Datums from your Surface Regularity?

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Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 7 – 10

Following on from  Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 4 – 6   we present tips 7 -10. 7. Finishing Check that the finishing technique is appropriate for the final floor finish that will be used. Wood floating followedRead More Checklist for onsite supervision for screeding Tips 7 –  10

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