How to Prepare a Sceed Kitchen Floor

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If you want a smooth and perfectly level floor there is no better choice than a screed kitchen floor. The key to a good finish is in the preparation and this begins by cleaning your existing concrete base thoroughly and making sure no oil or contamination will interfere with adhesion. If there is any oil present you should use a specialist oil tolerant primer such as Polycote OT Primer to seal the area and create a surface that will bond with your new screed flooring.

Next, your floor should be divided into sections using timber battens that are placed parallel to each other. Apply your chosen screed mixture to the first section, spreading it evenly with a trowel and compacting it with a screeding board. When your first section is ready to be levelled place a piece of timber against the edge of the room to act as a guide, and a screeding board or a straight piece of lumber across the battens and push it in a side-to-side sawing motion. This will create a smooth and even surface that is ready for bull floating.

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Once your screed has been leveled and bull floated it must be left to cure for a period of time, usually a day for each mm of depth up to the first 40mm, then two days per mm after that. During this time the room should be kept as dry as possible by keeping windows closed and using evaporation control tools to manage moisture levels along with dappling to release air bubbles. When your liquid screed is fully dry you can then return to the project and start laying your floor coverings.