Liquid floor screed or sand and cement screed

Floor Screed

What is sand and cement screed?

Sand and cement screed is the traditional screed used and it is made up out of 3 main parts: sharp sand, cement, and water. Using this, there are a range of screeds that can be achieved such as fully bonded screeds, partially bonded screeds, and un-bonded screeds.

This type of application can be used as sub floor in both domestic and commercial buildings.

What is liquid floor screed?

Liquid floor screed is a mixture between sand and a binder system, dependent upon calcium sulphate. Due to its properties, it provides a thin, smooth, level surface before the flooring is laid.

Likewise, to sand and cement screed, liquid screed can be applied to both domestic and commercial buildings.

What application and why?

There are many advantages to both types of screeds. However, our personal favourite is liquid floor screed. This is because:

  • To install a liquid floor screed, it is a lot less work than the installation of sand and cement screed. As well as this this, the process is approximately 10 times faster.
  • The thermal efficiency of your property/ building will increase installation liquid floor screed.
  • Liquid floor screed can be reduced in depth. Not only is this an advantage but it also offers faster drying times and reduced weight.
  • Compared to sand and cement screed, liquid floor screeds works better with under floor heating, as it provides the user with heater floor quicker due to the reduced depth of the screed.