Screed Scientist Polls

From time to time we like find out how people think and what their perceptions are. Our latest poll is displayed at the top. Enjoy!


How long does it take a traditional sand and cement screed to dry? (75mm thickness, 20C, 55% relative humidity and good airflow)

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When do you believe it is ok to walk on a freshly screeded floor, ie light foot traffic?

  • 24 - 48 hours (49%, 1,859 Votes)
  • 48 - 96 hours (25%, 956 Votes)
  • 12 hours (14%, 539 Votes)
  • > 196 hours (6%, 232 Votes)
  • 96 - 196 hours (5%, 195 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,787

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When does a newly screeded floor achieve full and final strength?

  • 4 weeks (69%, 354 Votes)
  • 3 weeks (9%, 46 Votes)
  • 1 week (9%, 45 Votes)
  • 24 hours (7%, 37 Votes)
  • 2 weeks (7%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 516

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What is the biggest factor in the running of a successful floor screed project?

  • Right people? (36%, 9 Votes)
  • Right tools? (20%, 5 Votes)
  • Project design? (mix, floating, bonded, unbonded) (20%, 5 Votes)
  • Screed protection? (16%, 4 Votes)
  • Correct budget? (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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What do you believe to be the most common screeding issues on a general construction site ?

  • Installation Team (27%, 74 Votes)
  • Aftercare and Responsibility (23%, 63 Votes)
  • Education (18%, 49 Votes)
  • Design (14%, 39 Votes)
  • Programme and Sequence (11%, 30 Votes)
  • Screed Performance (7%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

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When a newly installed screed has an isolated area that is crumbling, what are your first thoughts of the cause?

  • Poor Mix (50%, 51 Votes)
  • Impact Damage (23%, 23 Votes)
  • Poor Workmanship (19%, 19 Votes)
  • Poor Compaction (9%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

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