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ACS Traditional Floor Screed is a mixture of double washed, graded coarse sands and cement. The sand used is rigorously screened and sieved to create a free flowing under tile screed that resists shrinking during drying.

The majority of clay fines from the sand have been removed during washing to reduce water demand and subsequent shrinkage in the screed bed.

Uses

Suitable for internal and external floor applications, including balconies, bathroom floors and shower bases.

Limitations

Do not use:

  • On wooden, rubber, or metal substrates unless the minimum bed thickness is 40mm and is reinforced with an appropriate wire mesh.
  • Where a bed thickness of less than 5mm is required
Application Instructions

Substrate Preparation

All substrates must be dry, solid, structurally sound, free of loose particles, paint, grease, oil, wax, dust and any contamination.

Cementitious substrates, such as concrete, must not be subject to shrinkage after the installation of ACS Traditional Floor Screed.

Fibre cement sheet substrates must be fixed in accordance to the manufacturers instructions and the relevant Australian Standards.

If placing ACS Screed directly onto concrete floors, prime with ACS NeoLastic diluted 2:1. Highly absorbent substrates should be primed with ACS NeoLastic diluted 1:1.

Mixing

Machine Mixing: Place the screed into a mixer, then add 2 litres of clean water per 20kg bag of ACS Traditional Floor Screed. Mix thoroughly for 3-5 minutes

Drill Mixing: Place 2 litres of clean water into a clean container and slowly add 20kg of ACS Traditional Floor Screed while slowly mixing with a low speed mixer. Mix thoroughly to a smooth, homogeneous consistency

Hand Mixing: Place the screed into a wheelbarrow or onto a clean solid surface, then add 2 litres of clean water per 20kg bag of ACS Traditional Floor Screed. Mix with a shovel until a uniform consistency is achieved.

Applying the Screed

Place the mixed product onto the area to be screeded and screed to the desired thickness and plane using an appropriate straight-edge.

Apply the desired surface finish using a wooded or polyurethane float.

Bonded Screeds: Apply a primer coat of ACS Neolastic mixed 1:1 with water on to the substrate. Place the mixed ACS Screed onto the bond coat while it is still wet. Apply the finish as described previously.

Note: ACS Screed should be carefully applied at a thickness of between 5 – 120mm per application.

Un-bonded Screeds: Apply the mixed ACS Screed onto a polyethylene film, building paper, waterproofing membrane etc. and finish as described previously. The minimum bed thickness should be 30mm

For external applications, areas subject to vehicular traffic or point loads, mix ACS Screed with ACS Neolastic diluted 1:1 with water.

Discard any material that has exceeded the pot life or working time of the product.

Installing Tiles

Tiles may be installed immediately using the Wet-bed Method or with an appropriate tile adhesive when ACS Screed has fully cured, usually after 7 days.

Movement joints

It is essential that movement joints are carried through the tile, the adhesive and the screed and are kept free from dust, adhesive and other contaminants.

Refer to AS 3958.1 – 2007 for guidance on design and construction of movement joints.

Traffic

Floors are ready to receive light foot traffic after approximately 24 hours and may be put into full use after approximately 7 days.

Estimating Data

20kg of ACS Screed will cover approximately 1m2 at a thickness of 10mm.

Storage

Stored in original, unopened packaging, in cool, dry conditions, ACS Traditional Floor Screed will keep for 6-12 months. Storing in areas of high humidity or excess moisture may affect the contents and shorten shelf-life.

Health and Safety

During use, avoid inhalation of dust and contact with the skin and eyes. Wear suitable clothing, gloves, eye protection and respiratory protective equipment.

If contact with the skin occurs, thoroughly clean the area with plenty of fresh water and soap.In case of contact with the eyes rinse with plenty of fresh water and seek medical advice.

If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately – do not induce vomiting. For further information consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and read the product label carefully before use.

Resellers
Brisbane Beaumont Tiles
07 3532 8932
80 Annerley Rd
Woolloongabba
Brisbane Essential Features
07 3375 771
B2/2688 Ipswich Rd (service road)
Darra
Brisbane Sticky Business
07 3394 4526
11 Birubi St
Coorparoo
Brisbane North ACS, CCS and RSA Trade Centre
07 3865 6888
Cnr Delta & Kingtel Pl
Geebung
Brisbane North Bayset
07 38658457
238 Robinson Rd
Geebung
Brisbane North Complete Tiles & Stone
07 3355 0163
35 Pickering St
Enoggera
Brisbane North Glues N Tools
07 32053414
2/133 Southpine Rd
Brendale
Brisbane South River Sands
07 3412 8111
All orders must be made prior to collection from Loganholme
683 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd
Carbrook
Brisbane South River Sands
07 3412 8111
Cnr Riverland & Monte Khoury Dr
Loganholme
Brisbane South Geisha
07 3208 1808
3345 Pacific Hwy (service road)
Slacks Creek
Sunshine Coast Bayset
07 5437 9145
5 Dual Ave
Warana
Sunshine Coast Crescent Tiles
68 Crescent St
Gympie
Sunshine Coast Elite Trade Supplies
07 5493 1239
Shop 2/224 Nicklin Way
Warana
Sunshine Coast Evergard
07 5493 2022
28 Technology Dr
Warana
Sunshine Coast Phil’s Tile Warehouse
07 5470 2434
8 Eenie Creek Rd
Noosaville
Sunshine Coast The Tile Factory
07 5443 2297
48 Kayleigh Dr
Maroochydore
Sunshine Coast Tilers Trade Centre
07 5443 9191
13/15 Fishermans Rd
Kuluin
Gold Coast ACS, CCS and RSA Trade Centre
07 5597 0423
32 Lawrence Dr
Nerang
Gold Coast Bayset
07 5563 7033
14 Sinclair St
Arundel
Mackay Beaumont Tiles
07 4942 6000
Bruce Hwy & Heaths Rd
Mackay
Mackay Beaumont Tiles
07 4946 5383
2 William Murray Dr
Cannonvale
Mackay Concept Tiles
07 4951 4488
37 Evans Ave
North Mackay
Townsville Bayset
07 4412 8415
76 Leyland St
Garbutt
Townsville Marlin Ceramic Tiles
07 4775 7511
233 Dalrymple Rd
Garbutt
Cairns Marlin
07 4031 4300
Cnr Water & Aplin St
Cairns
Ipswich The Ipswich Tile Shed
07 3281 3022
Sapar Landscaping Centre
222-224 Mt Crosby Rd
North Tivoli
Features and Benefits
  • Convenient – just add water
  • Factory blended for consistent performance
  • Easy to transfer up multi floor job sites
  • Less mess on work sites
  • Easy to store
Packaging

ACS Traditional Floor Screed is available in:

20kg Bags

For further information consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and read the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) carefully before use. SDS and TDS documents are available in the Resources section of this website and by contacting ACS Customer Service support line on 07 3412 8111 or 1800 077 744.

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