Traditional screed generally consists of either a 1:3 or 1:4 cement to sand ratio which complies with BS 8204-1.It can be mixed with polypropylene fibres (PPF) for reinforcement or in some cases a D49 metal mesh is used instead of the PPF as reinforcement.
Generally, traditional screed dries at 1mm per day up to 40mm and anything thicker than 40mm dries at 0.5mm a day. Foot traffic – 24-48 hours. There are also additives that can be used to increase the drying time of the screed such TekcemTekscreed resulting in full traffic after 7 days. This allows other floor finishes being applied onto the screed sooner.
Traditional screed can be applied in many variations: