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Concrete Vs. Screed: What is the difference?

To the untrained eye, concrete and screed may seem like one and the same —  on the contrary! Though comprised of the same components, concrete and screed differ in their consistency, application and other key areas. In this article, we’re going to discuss the differences between concrete and screed.   What is the main difference between concrete and flowing screed? The main difference between concrete and screed is that concrete is used to provide strength and stability, whereas screed is used to provide a smooth surface. In flooring, the underlayer is composed of concrete to ensure strength and durability. Screed is…

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Dry Screed or Flowing Screed: Which is best for you?

Screed is a thin layer of material, typically consisting of cement, aggregates and water, used to create a smooth, even surface at the top of a concrete subfloor. Screed is applied for two main purposes: to enable the successful installation of finished flooring, and to facilitate the efficient movement of heat in an underfloor heating system.  There are two types of screed available: dry screed and flowing screed. Both types are effective at delivering a smooth surface to the subfloor, but both types offer contrasting applications and price points that may not be suitable for every project. In this article, we’re…

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