I am ready to start placing my basement slab doing one small (8'x8') section at a time (thank for the idea BridgeMan) . I am trying to educate myself on the finishing process before i start mixing. Everything i read says this: 1) Screed 2) Bull float immediately after screeding to push the aggregate down 3) Hand float after bleed water dries 4) Steel trowel to a smooth finish I'm wondering how to adapt the bull float step to a small slab. Can I just use a wood hand float to do that? Also, I would certainly welcome any other tips related to what I'll be doing. Thanks.