Weber-tylon premixed screeds
When it comes to choosing the right products for your project, you need to consider more than just the cost of materials. The project timeline, building usage, footfall and final finish must also be taken into account.
So, how exactly does each of these affect whether you should use premixed screed or sand and cement screed? Let’s start with the basics, the difference between the two. While both are made from similar raw materials, premixed screed has all the ingredients combined before it reaches site, so when it arrives it simply needs the correct volume of water added.
Traditional screeds need to be batched on site with a mix of sand and cement (usually 4:1) with a potential for other materials such as aggregate, plasticisers or fibres depending on the installation.
Premixed screeds provide a range of additional benefits:
Get projects finished faster
Premixed screeds are liquid in nature and can be applied via a pump which can offer up to 90% time saving when compared to the labour involved with traditional sand and cement.
With this high speed of application, a team could screed over 3 tennis courts in just one day.
Premixed screeds are manufactured in a quality-controlled environment. This same level of quality assurance can’t be replicated when the sand and cement is mixed on site, making the process open to human error as it is entirely dependent on the skills of the applicator. Premixed screeds can also offer additional benefits such as self-levelling compounds and dustless technology which significantly reduces airborne dust created during the pouring and mixing process.
Use less product without compromising the strength or finish
Compared to traditional sand and cement screed, premixed screeds require considerably less product. Traditional methods require a minimum thickness of a 50 mm screed while Weber self-levelling screed thicknesses range from 3 mm to 20 mm for example.
Technical support from the manufacturer
Choosing a premixed screed also means you benefit from the manufacturer's services, many who will provide technical support and assistance to ensure that the best products for the job are used and applied using best practice methods. Premixed products are often supported with material guarantees which offers both the applicator and the client peace of mind.