How to Mix Screed

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How to Mix Screed
A cement mixer ensures properly mixed screed. (cement mixer image by Joann Cooper from Fotolia.com)

Screed consists of a ratio of sand, cement and water. When mixed properly screed provides a level base for tile, vinyl or laminate floor installations. The combination of materials in screed does not allow easy mixing by hand. Mixing the three ingredients with power ensures a proper screed capable of supporting your installed flooring without failures such as cracks, unevenness or seam separation.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Four bags fine sand
  • One bag cement
  • Cement mixer
  • Clean water

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour four bags of fine sand and one bag of cement into a cement mixer.

  2. 2

    Turn on the cement mixer.

  3. 3

    Add 1/2 gallon of water to the spinning mixer. Allow the mixer to run for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off the cement mixer.

  4. 4

    Reach into the mixer and grab a handful of mixed screed. Press your hands together to form a ball. Pull your hands apart. If the mixture does not maintain its form when you release your hands, turn on the mixer and add an additional 1/2 gallon of water to the mixture.

  5. 5

    Continually add water and check the screed. Dump the mixture from the mixer when the screed maintains a ball shape when you release your hand.

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