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The Difference Between Screed and Concrete

For many enthusiastic DIYers and homeowners, it can be difficult trying to discern the difference between floor screed and concrete. If you are not in the construction industry, it’s not surprising that you wouldn’t know the dissimilarity between these two materials. To ensure you have the right product for your project, the professional suppliers here at Base Concrete have compiled a brief guide to outline the differences of concrete and floor screed Luton.

The Mixture

Both concrete and screed are typically used in the construction industry, and it is this which makes it hard for homeowners to discern the disparities.

Concrete, unlike screed is mixed with a mixture of hard-core aggregates which is one of the key reasons why it is so strong and durable. Screed on the other hand, is smooth as it is devoid of any aggregates.  The difference in their composition, means that their appearance and various uses are very diverse. Screed is very smooth whilst concrete isn’t.

Typical Uses

Screed is commonly used as a finishing product. On hard floors you generally will layer the screed over the surface to create a flush and smooth surface that is ideal for internal use.

Concrete on the other hand is used throughout the construction process, but generally isn’t used as a finishing product due to its coarser structure.

Method of Application

Screed is often applied with a trowel and can be completed by your average homeowner without any prior skill or experience. Concrete on the other hand does require specialist equipment, that many homeowners would need to find an equipment hire company to complete the job.

If you would like further information or advice on the type of concrete and floor screed Luton you will need for your project, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Base Concrete. We are always happy to help our customers, and you can contact us on 01442 389 105.