What is Dry Screed?
Dry screed is a mixture of cement and coarse sand that needs water to get it to the consistency required for the flooring. You may also want to consider adding fibres to the mixture so that the risk of the screed cracking is reduced.
The screed is laid manually by piling it up within sections to get to the necessary height when it can then be levelled off with a smooth finish. This type of screed will typically take approximately 28 days to thoroughly dry. However, this is an average and the actual drying, or curing time will depend on the environment that it is in and any additives you have included in your screed mixture.
If you have a small area of flooring or you need the curing time to be lower, dry screed is going to be the best option for you.