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It’s not a common word if you don’t work in the industry, and chances are you’re standing on it but don’t even realise it. Screed is a thin layer of cement and sand covering a concrete floor. Suitable aggregates can be added before installation for areas with more coarse and hard-wearing surfaces. It’s possible to complete the process with a decorative finish for domestic and commercial properties in Andover, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Winchester and the surrounding areas we cover. Still, industrial warehouses tend to leave their flooring unembellished due to the inevitable wear and tear.

Andover Plastering Ltd provides floor screeding and liquid screeding facilities for our clients. Whether you’re planning a modern industrial look for your home or building new commercial premises, we’ll install the right one for you. Please contact us for further information.

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Floor Screeding

It’s not an essential part of the building process, but screeding ensures your floor is completely level before laying your chosen covering. The product traditionally comprises cement and coarse sand – known as sharp sand or builders’ sand – in a ratio of 1 part cement to 3 parts sand. Ready-mixed screeds also include components to ensure they are conveniently malleable all day.

Before the work commences, our plasterers at Andover Plastering thoroughly clean and sweep the existing surfaces, ensuring they’re as smooth as possible before the screeding occurs.

There are three different types of floor screeding:
  • Bonded

  • Unbonded

  • Floating


By adding the screeding mixture directly onto the existing sub-base, a definite bonding effect can be achieved.


In this case, a thick membrane separates the screed from the sub-base.


Like unbonded, the screed is placed on top of insulation boards away from the sub-base.

The Screeding Process

In addition to the standard sand and cement form of screeding, Andover Plastering also installs traditional fibre screed. Polypropylene fibres are included in the original mix to prevent cracking and increase the new surface's overall durability.

Firstly, the floor is separated by dividers, and the screed is spread in sections.

Once spread out, the mixture is compacted with a straight-edged board and monitored to ensure it remains level as our plasterers work along the floor. It’s a tricky process, but our staff are highly skilled at what they do.

The process is repeated for each section until the floor is complete. Then, the dividers are removed, and the gaps are filled similarly. Any imperfections can be dealt with immediately as they’ll be easily spotted at this stage.
This floor screeding method takes about a week to dry under a sealed polythene sheet. Fluctuations in temperature may alter this timescale, so bear that in mind. We suggest leaving the floor for approximately 28 days to ensure it’s fully hardened and suitable for footfall.

Our plasterers can install standard and retrofit underfloor heating systems as part of our screeding services. Please contact us for further details.

For clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Winchester and the surrounding areas, Andover Plastering will remove all existing materials for disposal before carrying out our services.

If preferred, our services are available in the evenings and weekends, with these times agreed upon prior to contract. We carry both public liability and employers’ insurance, guaranteeing our domestic and commercial clients’ peace of mind and assurance of our professionalism.
For more information about our floor screeding services in Salisbury, Winchester and the surrounding areas, call us on 01264 358260 or 07967 995685.

01264 358260

07967 995685

Unit 14 Farady Buisness Park
West Port Way Industrial Estate
SP10 3SA