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Laying a Kitchen Screed Floor

A kitchen screed floor can be a great alternative to replacing your old ceramic or stone tiles. However, a lot of careful planning must go into laying your kitchen floor to ensure it meets all safety and performance standards.

Firstly, it’s important to assess your flooring needs and determine the thickness required for the room’s usage. This can be influenced by things like underfloor heating systems which require a thicker layer to manage the heat flow. It’s also worth noting the type of finish you are considering for your floor as this may have an impact on how hard or soft your screed needs to be.

Once you’ve established the correct thickness, it’s time to start preparing the surface to lay your floor. This will include roughing the concrete to allow the screed to grip onto it. This can be achieved with a shot blaster or grinder. It is also a good idea to sweep and vacuum the area, removing all concrete dust, prior to laying the screed.

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When it comes to mixing the screed, we recommend using a ready-mixed mixture such as Easy Mix Traditional Floor Screed. The ratio of cement to sand is a vital factor in determining the strength of your screed. The higher the cement content, the stronger the screed.

During the mixing process, it’s important to continuously stir and apply to the substrate within 30 minutes to prevent water from escaping from the screed. Once applied, the screed will need to cure before the underlay can be laid. The cured screed will achieve its maximum strength after 28 days but can be walked on before this point.

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