Floor Screeding Aberdare Wales (CF44): A floor screeding professional can help with renovations, help install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Aberdare property, when necessary. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES ABERDARE
It does not matter how large or small the area is that you need to be levelled, a genuine floor screeding specialist in Aberdare will have the necessary skills, equipment and knowledge to give you an excellent standard of service. After evaluating your project they will give you advice about the perfect choice of screeding and which method of applying it is most suited to your circumstances.
They will in addition assess if a structural engineer is needed to make certain that any flex strength, point loadings and load requirements are followed as outlined by the building regulations.
The training and skills that a screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a successful outcome and help in prolonging the life of your flooring. A correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also vital to guarantee the ultimate quality of your floor.
Before choosing a floor screeding company from the many based in the Aberdare area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also make sure that you get two or three quotations from different screeders. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to keep your eye on when receiving a quote from Aberdare screeding contractors. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. This could mean that you may need to fix any patches that may cause problems when putting down your finished flooring material.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by any Aberdare floor screeding contractor and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation scheme highlights a firm's ability and training in the use of a manufacturer's product.
Aberdare commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in hospitals, schools, shopping centres, warehouses, factories and pubs.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is good for regular domestic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard flooring screeds. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after applying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professionals where underfloor heating is being installed in residential homes in Aberdare. The increased flex and strength offered by the special fibres within this screed help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to progress urgently with the work owing to time restraints, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the mix, they are generally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for flooring projects which have tight schedules.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is essential.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. The drying times for these vary according to proprietary product guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this formula of cement and latex is used to create SR1 quality screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make sure the screeding is of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area prior to any screed being poured. Any debris, grease, paint and oil on the existing floor surface can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.
Any cleaning chemicals used in this process shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through a screed layer and producing imperfections on the final floor surface. An on-site survey will allow your Aberdare screeding contractor to take note of this preparation work and tackle it before starting to apply the screed layer.
Before the screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from dampness. The DPM is made of thick polythene and various layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.
A supplementary air-tight barrier may be required if your property is in an area which is known to be prone to radon gas. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a complete extraction and ventilation system might be needed beneath the layer of screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from the ground.
The final stage of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. A primer helps with the screed to bond to the base and different types exist based upon which type of screed is being applied. Owing to their specialist nature, only qualified screeders in Aberdare are capable of using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for this task.
If you're installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be laid out and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly fastened to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a skillfully installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective method of heating, it's an excellent choice for many Aberdare home restoration projects.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and applied to the floor base. Your screeding company will have given you advice and guidance on which screed type is best for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room. For quick drying screeds there will be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 3 days minimum before you can install any flooring materials. If you are hoping to end up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where the time period will be increased.
As soon as the screed has set it can be checked for quality to establish the SR level. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2m long straight-edge to check for any variations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less being measured across the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and classed as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5mm.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the finish is fairly inconsequential SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
It might also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. This assessment will determine the strength of the screeded surface and the viability for its proposed use. The screed will be subjected to what's known as a "drop hammer test" to gauge flexibility and strength at various points. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a competent structural engineer observing the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Aberdare, Floor Screeding Aberdare, Screeding Aberdare, Floor Screeding Services Aberdare).
Floor screeding services are available in Aberdare and also nearby in: Ferndale, Treherbert, Penywaun, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Hirwaun, Tonypandy, Aberman, Aberfan, Maerdy, Pentrebach, Abercwmbor, Rhigos, Cwmaman, Heolgerrig, Treorchy, Llwydcoed, Cwmbach, and in these postcodes CF44 6YL, CF44 6RS, CF44 6HD, CF44 6UR, CF44 0SE, CF44 6ER, CF44 6EA, CF44 0RY, CF44 6DZ, CF44 6BX. Local Aberdare floor screeders will probably have the postcode CF44 and the telephone code 01685.
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Over the last year screeded floors were professionally installed in the following Aberdare streets: Sycamore Close, Ael-y-bryn, Bethania Place, Bryn Rhos, St Josephs Terrace, Clive Place, Conway Drive, Clifton Crescent, Brodeg, Bute Place, The Close, Bronallt Terrace, Chestnut Close, Chapel Road, Bwllfa Road, Tai'r Briallu, Alma Street, Cwmbach New Road, Corner House Street, Boot Lane, Auburn Rise, Tai Cap Coch, Cwrt Bryn Isaf, Clifton Street, Ash Grove, Thomas Street, Dare Court, The Ridings, and in these Wales postcodes: CF44 6YL, CF44 6RS, CF44 6HD, CF44 6UR, CF44 0SE, CF44 6ER, CF44 6EA, CF44 0RY, CF44 6DZ, CF44 6BX.
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