Category: Screed

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Posted on 14 June 2023

Is screed better than concrete?

A question we’re commonly asked at Doncaster Quickmix is “Is screed better than concrete?”. The fact is that both materials can play very important roles in your project. Screed is frequently used to provide a top layer finish once the concrete has been laid down. However, it can be a great match for other projects too. Screed may be better than concrete in some scenarios, but it largely depends on...

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Posted on 18 July 2022

What is screed? [Infographic]

Do you know what floor screed is and what its benefits are? Perhaps you have a vague idea but are keen to learn more? In this article, we’ll give you a comprehensive answer to the question ‘what is floor screed?’ so you can find out not only what it is but what its benefits are. Doncaster Quickmix is a leading South Yorkshire, trusted by domestic and commercial customers throughout...

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Posted on 18 January 2022

What is the Difference Between Dry Screed and Flowing Screed?

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...

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Posted on 20 August 2020

What is the difference between concrete and screed?

If you’re not in the construction industry or don’t have experience working with concrete and screed, you may be unaware of the difference between the two. Even though the materials are both made from water, cement, and aggregates, they’re actually very different. Read on to learn more about the difference between concrete and screed and when you should choose one over the other. How concrete and screed are made With...

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