Temporary floor on screed

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Adam Seed, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Adam Seed

    Adam Seed New Member

    Hi all,

    Just had a new 65mm 4-1 with fibre screed laid on top of UFH through the downstairs of our house. We need to live with it for a while before we put the final floor down and I'm after advise on the best thing to avoid the dust that comes from walking on it.

    I have heard of two options below, which one would be best?

    laying polythene
    Q: can this be any polythene?

    or using a sealer
    Q: When can this be applied to new screed?
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

  3. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    Whatever you use, you need to let the moisture escape, I would have thought?
    So any kind of plastic I suspect is not a good idea.

    I'm afraid I don't have a solution however!

  4. Adam Seed

    Adam Seed New Member

    @DIYDave. Thanks they look decent.

    @candoabitofmoststuff Im no expert but it think the opposit is true. I hear keeping the moisture in makes for a better cure and polythene is used to achieve this. the drying process is not about removing water but a chemical reaction... I think.

    Anyone know about the sealants?
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    You can cover with plastic sheet for a week to help it cure,but, the screed will take at least 4-6 weeks to fully dry, maybe longer.
    When the screed is fully dried,give it a coat, maybe two of Everbuild 403 Concrete Hardener & Dustproofer.

    I just lay some 2x1 batten on floor & screw some sheet material like ply, chipboard to it.

  6. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    In which case I stand corrected!

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