In most cases, as a client, you will not be laying your screed yourself, but will usually hire a specialist company to do so. There are also many small craft companies, which offer this performance often very cheap, on small areas and uncomplicated installation, it is often the tilers and masons, who often take over a screed itself.
In order to ensure a proper installation, and also with regard to the guarantee that craftsmen have to give for their performance, installation has almost always a clear advantage over self-installation, in addition to having the necessary abilities and skills It also takes a little experience to be able to do solid craftsmanship here yourself.
Guideline prices in standard installation
|Type of screed||Price range||Performance|
|20 mm dry screed||15 - 28 EUR||incl. Installation|
|40 mm floor screed||14 - 22 EUR||incl. Installation|
|60 mm cement screed||12 - 18 EUR||including installation|
The table shows the price range of companies for the installation of different screed types. The prices can often be quite different, depending on the structural conditions and type of screed used, in addition, the pricing between the individual companies often deviates significantly. Roughly speaking, you can expect to spend about 20 euros per square meter in most cases. The installation thicknesses of different types of screed can not be directly compared.
Comparison of self-installation - compartment installation
In self-installation, various types of screed pose different problems which must be resolved and thus also cause costs. With the purchase of ready-made screed from the hardware store - of which, by the way, except for very small areas anyway is highly discouraged - it is not enough. In the case of cement screed, a suitably suitable mixing machine must be available in all cases, better still a screed machine. Both can be borrowed, but the cost is often considerable. Without a machine, it usually does not work, because with screed mixing times must be kept as exactly as possible. This applies to both cement and anhydrite screed. In addition, anhydrite screed as a screed must be installed as quickly as possible - which is often impossible for non-experts without appropriate experience. If something does not work out, the screed must be removed again and put back, as its carrying capacity is then not guaranteed. Finishing cement screeds, possibly with retarders, to allow a bit more time for installation is a possibility - but the cost advantage is not so great, and the risk of damage and inadequacies in self-installation remains. Another cost factor when screed are the necessary helpers. The sole installation is only possible with dry screeds - but here the material costs are often much higher than with liquid screeds. If it is not dry screed, the self-installation is usually not advisable, unless you are from the subject.