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Is screed strong enough to be the floor or must it be covered?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by RigidRaider, 13 Apr 2020.

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    We are having a workshop area with wet UFH. Can the final screed be sealed and painted or is it too fragile to be used as the top floor covering? If it needs covering, what do people suggest? It must be something dense that doesn't insulate. I don't really fancy ceramic or earthenware tiles.

    I really like the chemical-proof coverings on our lab floors at work but I bet they're expensive.
     
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    You need to do something to seal and protect it, otherwise you'll get loads of dust off it. Maybe look at what they put down in workshops, garages, etc - epoxy paint (Google "epoxy floor paint"). Bear in mind that you'll need 2 to 3 coats.
     
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    Have a look on Fball website at the smoothing compounds and finish with a seal which they sell.
     
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