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    Do you want a smooth and finished look for your concrete floor? Carters Concrete is the leading traditional screed provider in Bournemouth. We produce high-quality screed that is used as a final floor covering and an excellent thermal insulator for both commercial and residential projects.


    Concrete and Screed, What’s The Difference?

    To an untrained eye, concrete and screed may look very similar. Both are made from the same basic mixtures, i.e. aggregates, cement and water.
    But when it comes to their composition and thickness, one can clearly see a few differences. The type and size of aggregates used in concrete and screed are different. Both these construction materials also differ in their consistency and finishing.

    Concrete finds application in structural construction works that require high strength and durability, such as floors, foundations, walls and beams.

    Concrete has a rougher texture due to the incorporation of coarse aggregates and requires skilled individuals and special equipment to mix and apply.

    Screed, however, has a smoother look and is often used as the top finishing layer over the concrete slab.

    Being mixed with finer aggregates (usually sand), screed has a thinner texture that can be applied easily using a trowel for stylishly smooth flooring.

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    How To Tell if Screed Is High Quality

    It is important to check the quality of the screed used to avoid screed failures. Though various factors determine its quality, the moisture content of screeds is extremely important.

    By assessing moisture content, screed failures due to the drying up of screeds after application can be avoided.
    The quality of the screed can also be determined by testing a few other parameters such as adhesion, crushing resistance, slip resistance and abrasion resistance.

    At Carters, we supply semi-dry screeds that offer a high degree of accuracy and ease for application. We also provide screed mix retarders that slow down curing time, making the screed usable for 8-12 hours.

    Traditional screeds take around 28 days to dry completely. Light foot traffic is allowed from 48 hours after laying, while site traffic can resume seven days after laying.

    Types of Screed

    There are many types of floor screed: Bonded Screed, Unbonded Screed, Floating Screed, Liquid Screed and Underfloor Heating Screeds. Here’s a brief introduction about them:

    • Bonded screed– Here, a bonding agent or adhesive is used to install the screed over the slab/substrate.
    • Unbonded screed– In this type, the screed is not installed on the substrate directly but applied over a damp-proof membrane.
    • Liquid screed– Liquid screed is also known as a self-compacting screed and is quite popular for its quick setting properties.
    • Floating screed– This type of floor screed is laid over a slip membrane with thermal or acoustic insulation underneath.
    • Underfloor heating screed– A popular use of screed is to cover underfloor heating pipework for energy efficiency and good thermal insulation. Screed will heat efficiently, and hold in that heat for a good amount of time.
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    Uses of Floor Screed

    Here are some uses of screed.

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    Floor screeds are a popular and affordable choice for perfectly levelled floors. It is used to level concrete slabs that are uneven into smooth and flat surfaces.

    Screeding for Underfloor Heating

    Floor screed is the ideal construction material for covering underfloor heating pipes. Screed laid over underfloor heating helps equal heat distribution in the building and efficient energy use.

    What is screed made of?

    Screed is a thin mixture of cement and sharp sand in a 1:3 or 1:4:5 consistency. It may also contain latex and cementitious products, anhydrides and water for a smoother consistency.

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    We offer traditional screed that can be applied right on site.
    Our team can mix it up and drop it directly on your site so you can get to work by leveling out your screed floor.
    You will have several hours to get all the work done before it “goes off” and cures into a hard surface – Carters recommends hiring a professional to apply a screed floor.

    Delivery Methods for Concrete and Floor Screed
    We can deliver floor screeds in volumetric mixers that allow the mixing of the screed as per your project needs on-site. So, irrespective of the size of your project, you get the amount of screed exactly needed. This is much more efficient than mixing it up by hand from scratch. Also, you only pay for what we supply on the day, with no charges for over or under ordering.

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    Ready Mix Concrete

    At Carters Concrete, we supply not only high-quality screed but also ready mix concrete for domestic and commercial projects.
    We use the best quality raw material, advanced equipment and a quick and easy delivery process to deliver our services.
    Our teams work hard 24/7 so that customers get hassle-free service right when they need it.

    Our Delivery Areas

    Carters Concrete is based in Bournemouth.
    We deliver ready mix concrete and screed to our customers at Bournemouth, Dorset, Pooleand other nearby areas.

    Our highly experienced team will easily cater to all your concrete and screed needs. Contact us for free quotes or any advice and suggestions.

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    If you would like more information on our concrete and screed services in Bournemoth then please contact us on

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    Whether you're a homeowner undertaking a DIY project such as shed bases, or a professional contractor working on commercial developments, we can provide the concrete and solution you need. We offer an extensive range of concrete mixes and specialist additives that can enhance the curing times and durability of concrete, and our team are on hand with advice and expertise for your next pour.

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    Our specialist concrete mixers can provide screed for your next flooring project. Ideal for creating smooth, level surfaces screed is often used in commercial and industrial settings, but can also be used in domestic properties.

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    If you're tired of dragging messy wheelbarrows of concrete down tight alleyways, or through homes, then concrete pump hire is the solution you need. Our concrete pumps can deliver quality concrete to your projects in even the most inaccessible areas, internal or external, so that you can save time and waste less energy on your next construction job.

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    Our Concrete Delivery Areas

    Our fleet delivers concrete and provides concrete pump hire services to Bournemouth, Dorset and Hampshire areas. Don't hesitate to call us to confirm we are able to deliver to your area.

    Some of the areas we cover in Dorset and Hampshire include:

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