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Screed curing time before laying laminate floor.

Discussion in 'Building' started by soloheadbeg, 17 Jul 2020.

  1. soloheadbeg

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    Hi

    I’ve had to break up some of the screed in my living room to replace burst central heating pipes. After I have installed the new screed (sand cement 4:1 at 50mm) how long should I cure the screed for before laying a laminate floor? Any help or other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    There are several other screed options to simply using Sand / Cement additives can "assist" in reducing drying times a bit, if the area of screed needing replacement is small some higher costing chemical options are out there, and they will dry very fast,

    I have adhered to the principle that sand cement will dry at about 20.mm / month, that is dry well enough to lay laminate on to

    Ken.
     
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    Thanks Ken

    I’ll leave it dry for around 3 months to be sure.

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