A question we get on a weekly basis from clients is “Will Screed Floors Crack”.

By nature, cement is not flexible so temperatures causing contraction and expansion might result in finer thin cracks. These cracks are considered normal and add to the natural element and the look and feel. Larger, more linear cracks are mostly caused by lack of expansion joints which are routed in the substrate. We will ensure that we have cut these joints into the screed before applying a cement based finish as this will help eliminate these larger unsightly cracks.

Screeding a floor is the simple act of applying a well blended mixture of cement with graded aggregates and water to a floor base, in order to form a sturdy sub floor that is capable of taking on the final floor finish or act as a final wearing surface. Nonetheless, as simple as this process might sound, there is a lot more to screeding than troweling on the cement sand mixture. It is one of the most vital steps in flooring that plays a major role in ensuring the quality, finish and durability of the entire flooring.

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Five essential steps to get your floor screeding right:

  • The right floor screeding contractor
  • The right floor screed
  • The right screed mix
  • The right process for installing the screed
  • The right measures for screed protection

The Right Floor Screeding Contractor

The right screeding contractor would hold extensive experience, a skilled work force and modern equipment , be up to date with the latest technology and have strong references to back up their claims. The more the experience, the better adept the screeder will be in managing the nuances of screeding all the way through planning, choice of screed , mix design, screed laying and screed protection to delivering on time and within the agreed budget. Well, some one like Screedworx.