Quick drying sand and cement floor screed

Additive enabled screed for fast drying

These contain additives which enable the screed to dry quicker so that floor coverings can be laid sooner.

Product Specification

Quick Drying Sand and Cement Floor Screed contains additives which enable the screed to dry quicker and therefore enable floor covering to be laid sooner.

Quick Drying Sand and Cement Floor Screed Benefits
  • Just 5 days drying time before ready for floor covering (dependent on site conditions)
  • Designed for use where high point loading or heavy trafficking is expected
  • Significantly reduced drying times (to accept final flooring)
  • Better working properties providing easier and more reliable compaction
  • Quicker early strength development
  • Reduced drying shrinkage resulting from low water/cement ratio
  • Greater final strength
  • Fibres may be used to replace crack control reinforcement
  • Usable for 8-12 hours
  • Light foot traffic – 2 days
  • Site traffic – 5 days
  • Conforms to the requirements of BS EN 13813
Quick Drying Sand and Cement Floor Screed Applications
  • Solid concrete ground floor slabs:
  • Directly in contact with the slab with suitable damp proof membrane between slab and screed
  • Over an insulating layer to isolate the screed from the base
  • Precast concrete units or beams with reinforcement
  • In situ suspended floors
  • As a topping to lightweight screeds based on lightweight aggregates

Contact us about Fast drying floor screed

Please use the form underneath to enquire about our fast drying floor screed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is quick-drying floor screed used for?

Quick-drying floor screed is a traditional sand and cement screed that contains additives to speed up the drying process – allowing you to apply the final floor finish sooner.

It’s perfect for projects where you need to achieve a smooth, flat surface but only have a short time frame. It can also be used to encase underfloor heating pipes to evenly distribute heat throughout the room.

For more information about our quick-drying floor screed and its applications, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01204 387 029.

How long does quick-drying floor screed take to dry?

On average, floor screed takes between 24 and 48 hours to dry, depending on the type and thickness. When additives are used, this can be reduced to just 12-hours.

Although quick-drying floor screed requires less drying time, we’d always advise leaving it for around 5-7 days – especially if the area receives a lot of foot traffic or you plan to place heavy furniture on it.

As with most screeds, our quick-drying floor screed will reach its full cured strength after approximately 28 days. The longer you can leave it to dry, the better.

Is quick-drying floor screed right for me?

Offering rapid turnaround times, quick-drying floor screed is an excellent choice for projects with a tight deadline and makes no sacrifice to functionality, longevity or durability.

This type of floor screed effectively reduces waiting times, allowing light foot traffic to resume within as little as 2 days and full site access in 5 days.

Quick-drying screed’s low water to cement ratio, and excellent strength, eliminates shrinkage too.

If you’d like to know more about quick drying floor screed and whether or not it could benefit your project, feel free to speak to the team directly on 01204 387 029.

How much do you charge for quick drying floor screed?

It’s difficult to provide an exact figure for quick drying floor screed. However, at JCW Floor Screeding, we offer some of the most competitive prices around for fast drying floor screeds and tailor our services to match your budget and timescale.

Our best advice is to request a free, no-obligation quote by emailing your requirements to estimating@jcwgroup.co.uk. We’ll then get back to you with a fair price and arrange a convenient time to screed your floors.