Floor Screeding Biddulph Staffordshire (ST8): A professional floor screeding company can level an uneven or damaged floor, help with renovations or help to install underfloor heating on your Biddulph home or business premises, when necessary. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor over a rough concrete sub-base and give a good foundation for you final flooring material. The screed is a crucial process to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS BIDDULPH
Whatever size or shape of room you are renovating, a decent floor screeding company in Biddulph can supply the experience and proper working methods to establish the perfect base for your floors. They'll assess your project and verify the correct sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is needed to ensure any flex strength, point loadings and load bearing are followed as set out in the building regulations.
Qualified and skilled workers are essential to a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the right form of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
Before picking out a screeding company from the many operating in the Biddulph area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also ensure that you get multiple quotes. The quotation might be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. SR1 is the best level, and while SR2 and SR3 may be less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat surface. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding may cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Biddulph screeding contractors must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and testing of a screeding company by a manufacturer is highlighted by the use of the accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.
Commercial screeders in Biddulph will generally tackle floor screeding projects in salons, warehouses, schools, shops, hospitals and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential flooring projects where the combination of sand and cement is ideal for basic floor traffic use. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. After being laid a standard flooring screed mix sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are perfect for a whole host of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm is a welcome advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The improved strength and flexibility offered by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the floor from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor base is required.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this mixture of cement and latex is used to achieve SR1 level floor screeding. Primarily used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, like vinyl planks on top of it. They can be as little as one millimetre thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary due to building requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to this situation. Maker's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any debris, oil, paint and grease which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.
If cleaning products were used it's important to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the surface to dry naturally. It's vital to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. An on-site survey will enable your Biddulph screeding contractor to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to pour the screeding layer.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be applied once the preparation work has been completed to stop ground dampness affecting the screeding and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene and different layers could be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then one additional barrier is needed to stop the gas from entering via the ground. An air-tight membrane may be enough in locations with low emissions of radon, but in more severe situations there might need to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to block any ground penetrating radon gas.
Once the base has been properly prepared and any membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. A primer helps with the screed to bond successfully to the base surface and different varieties exist according to which screed type is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by professional screeding contractors in Biddulph following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is applied. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly attached to insulation panels to avoid potential movement during screed installation process. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will produce even warmth in all areas of the floor.
If you are not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and laid. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding company on which sort of floor screed is right for your needs. Don't forget that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk over any screeded surfaces and a minimum 3 days before any flooring can be laid. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.
The SR standard of your screeding can be ascertained once it's set sufficiently to be walked on. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid on the surface and any fluctuations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest level and permits just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the screed deviates from the straight edge by five millimetres or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for commercial and industrial floors.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is comparatively unimportant the SR3 is the classification and has a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screed surface strength and viability of use in a load bearing environment. This will include a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise measurement and testing tools mean this can only be performed by a competent structural engineer respecting the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Screeding Biddulph, Floor Screed Biddulph, Floor Screeding Services Biddulph, Floor Screeding Biddulph).
Floor screeding services are available in Biddulph and also in: Biddulph Moor, Astbury, Knypersley, Gillow Heath, Harriseahead, Brown Lees, Leek, Packmoor, Church Lawton, Rudyard, Scholar Green, Horton, Mow Cop, Kidsgrove, Rushton Spencer, Brown Edge, and in these postcodes ST8 6HY, ST8 6HZ, ST8 6FD, ST8 6SS, ST8 6HB, ST8 6TF, ST8 6HH, ST8 6QR, ST8 6EU, ST8 6UL. Locally based Biddulph floor screeders will most likely have the postcode ST8 and the phone code 01782.
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Staffordshire Screeding Enquiries
Current Staffordshire floor screeding posts: Inaayah Bowen and Jai Bowen recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Alsagers Bank. Kornelia and Ignacy Hoult recently enquired about screeding the floor of a garage in Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire. Ruben Hepburn recently requested an estimate for screeding a basement floor in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. Juan Waller and Hiba Waller recently enquired about screeding a property extension floor in Winshill, Staffordshire. Mr and Mrs Hunt recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a utility room in Kings Bromley. Lilly-Mai Wheatley recently requested an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Berkswich. Arun Daniels recently enquired about screeding the entire ground floor of a terraced property in Fazeley, Staffordshire. Israel Wicks recently asked for a quotation for screeding a cellar floor in Uttoxeter.
Tools Needed by a Floor Screeder
- Humidity Tester
- Floor Profile
- A Long Spirit Level
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Knee Protection
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Property owners who live in the following areas have just recently requested floor screeding services - Bluebell Close, Pooles Road, Newpool Terrace, Beech Close, St Johns Place, King Street, Whitbread Drive, Weaver Close, Tame Close, Nursery Drive, Orme Road, Coppice Close, Albert Street, Washington Close, Trentley Drive, Clyde Avenue, Lagonda Close, Firwood Road, Grange Park Drive, Top Road, Colliers Way, Thames Drive, Greenway Road, Shaw Street, Roe Park, Castle View, Church Lane, Goldcrest Way, Craigside, The Hollands, as well as these Biddulph area postcodes: ST8 6HY, ST8 6HZ, ST8 6FD, ST8 6SS, ST8 6HB, ST8 6TF, ST8 6HH, ST8 6QR, ST8 6EU, ST8 6UL.
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