TRADITIONAL SAND & CEMENT SCREEDS
Traditional Floor Screeds are a mixture of Sand and Cement, mixed to a semi dry consistency. These are
installed manually by skilled floor screeders, with years of experience in the floor screeding industry.
Traditional Floor Screeds are generally factory produced at a local screed plant by suppliers including;
Tarmac, Premier Mortars, Bardon & Cemex. Readymixed floor screed is considered better as it has
been computer weighed, ensuring the correct amounts of sand, cement and water are added to give a workable
consistency and ensure required strength is achieved. Readymixed screeds are delivered to site by tipper
truck and normally contain a retarder to delay the setting process between 8-12 hours to enable the screed to
All readymix screeds installed by us contain Polypropylene Fibres. These are added at the factory and help
to reduce shrinkage cracks in screeds. Fibres are now used in the place of chicken wire or steel mesh as they
have an even dispersion throughout the entire depth of the floor screed. Product references for Fibre
Reinforced Screeds include, Tarmac Tufscreed F & Cemex Readyscreed Reinforced. We can also mix
screeds on site if your project is not local to a readymix screed plant.
Traditional Screeds can have various products added to them to increase their compressive strength, flexural
strength & drying time. These screed admixtures include Super Plasticisers & SBR.
Super plasticisers are used to increase the compressive strength and drying time of screeds, this is covered
more in our quick drying screeds section.
SBR is added to screed to produce a screed with higher flexural and compressive strength, whilst giving a more
hardwearing screed. These screeds are normally known as SBR Screeds or Polymer Modified Screeds.
They are ideal for use in beer cellars or car parks where a more durable floor screed is required.
Traditional Screeds are ideal for use with underfloor heating systems in both domestic and
commercial builds. They can be pumped to eliminate access problems for example for upper floors. An
average floor screeder can install between 100-200m² per day. A surface regularity of SR2 is easily achievable.
Traditional Screeds are more cost effective on smaller areas than Free Flowing screeds, and achieve the
same surface regularity (SR2).
Traditional Screeds can be installed bonded, floating (minimum or 65mm for domestic use and 75mm for
commercial use) or unbonded. The minimum thicknesses can sometimes be reduced using alternative
insulations and additives in the screed.
For any further information, or to be sent product datasheets please contact a member of our team.
T: 01204 652 958 / F: 0872 111 3182