Floor screeding — the basics
In a nutshell, screeding a floor is the simple act of applying a well-blended mixture of ordinary Portland cement with graded aggregates and water to a floor base, to form a sturdy sub-floor ready to support the top layer of flooring, or even act as the final finish itself.
Except, of course, there’s a lot more to it than that.
As simple as it sounds, laying screed is one of the most vital steps in flooring, as it plays a major role in ensuring the quality, finish and durability of the final product. While a well-laid screed can extend the life of a floor, a failed screed can drastically affect the quality of the floor and could be incredibly costly to put right.
Wearing screeds, widely known by the former name of granolithic screeds, are high-density toppings suitable...