Floor Screeding Croydon Greater London (CR0): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are renovating a property or basement or are looking to install under floor heating in your Croydon home, it is a good time to consider bringing in a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) over it. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS CROYDON
Whatever size room or area you are renovating, a screeding contractor in Croydon will be able to supply the experience and proper working practices to generate a perfect base for your floors. After evaluating your project they will give you advice about the optimal choice of screeding and which method of laying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.
It may be a requirement, based on the proposed use of the area in question, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful result and help to lengthen the life of your floor or floors. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
Make certain you get 2 or 3 price quotes for your Croydon floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. The estimate could be based on what's known as the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper options, however the finished floor surface could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring due to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the floor surface.
The rules and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Croydon floor screeding company and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to prove their safe working practices and competence. The testing and training of a floor screeding company by a manufacturer is emphasised through the accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Croydon commercial screeders may be involved in the screeding of floors in hospitals, shops, pubs, warehouses, factories and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is perfect for normal domestic use. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just one millimetre per day after application.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use on top of underfloor heating. The improved flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At about 1mm per day, it has an identical setting rate to standard screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. The drying times for these vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. Most of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a whole host of flooring projects where the speedier curing rate of 3-7mm is advantageous.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. Largely used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, like tiling over the top of it. Even with a thickness of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any debris, oil, grease and paint which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.
Any cleansing products used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. It's essential to fix any crevices or cracks in the surface to avoid them being visible and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. A site survey will allow the screeding installer to take note of these preparation areas and complete them before commencing to pour the screeding.
To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene sheeting and various layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If the area is susceptible to radon gas then an additional barrier is essential to stop this harmful gas from entering via the ground. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a complete ventilation and extraction system might be needed beneath the layer of screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from ground level.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeding company will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared floor base. Primers and sealers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the sort of screed that is being applied. These materials need skilled tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is poured. Insulation panels can be put in place and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly attached so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being applied. When properly installed an underfloor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and high quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.
Needless to say, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you can skip this stage and get on with applying the screed. Your use of the room will assist the screeding specialist on which type of screed is perfect for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there'll be a minimum twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting period for the laying of any floor coverings. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.
The SR standard of your screed can be ascertained once it's solidified enough to be walked on. The test involves using a 2 metre straight edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less as measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and is classified as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish isn't necessary. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10mm.
It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This test will determine the overall strength of the screeded surface and the viability for its proposed use. A drop hammer test will be performed at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes documented. Any screed floor that has load bearing requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer following the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Croydon, Floor Screeding Croydon, Screeding Croydon, Floor Screeding Services Croydon).
Floor screeding services are available in Croydon and also in: Mitcham, Woodside, Shirley, Addington, Beddington, South Croydon, Purley, Waddon, Selhurst, Purley Oaks, Carshalton, Addiscombe, Thornton Heath, South Norwood, West Wickham, and in these postcodes CR0 1JF, CR0 0QB, BR4 9BF, CR0 1BR, CR0 1AT, CR0 1NX, CR0 0LD, CR0 1EQ, CR0 0XB, CR0 1BX. Local Croydon floor screeders will most likely have the postcode CR0 and the telephone code 020. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get details about screeding services in your location.
Screeding Enquiries Greater London
The latest Greater London floor screeding job requests: Menaal Vincent and Adam Vincent recently requested an estimate for screeding a workshop floor in Fulham. Helen and Parker Creasey recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Thornton Heath, Greater London. Aamina Docherty recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Longford, Greater London. Jimmy Sinclair recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a cellar in Upton, Greater London. Sofija Prince recently enquired about screeding a living room floor in Barnehurst. Dawson Wilde and Juliette Wilde recently requested an estimate for screeding a garage floor in Millbank, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Frame recently requested a quotation for screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in a semi-detached house in Morden, Greater London. Iwan Hind and Darcie-Mae Hind recently requested a price quote for screeding a utility room floor in Brompton, Greater London.
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Greater London Floor Screeding
In the Greater London area you will likewise find: Gospel Oak floor screeders, Woolwich floor levelling, Kensington floor screeders, Marylebone screeding specialists, Castelnau floor screeding, Temple screeding specialists, Sanderstead floor screeders, Belmont screeding, Maryland floor screeding, Shirley screeding, Primrose Hill floor screeders, Hook floor screeding, Stoke Newington floor levelling, The Hyde floor screeders, West Drayton screeding, North End screeding specialists, Southgate floor levelling, Millbank screeding specialists, Newington screeding specialists, Wapping floor screeding, Southfields floor levelling, Hampton Wick floor screeders, Woodside Park screeding, Covent Garden floor screeding, Hanworth screeding, Eastcote floor screeders, South Hackney screeding, Peckham floor levelling, Enfield Lock floor levelling, Stockwell floor screeders.
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Households in Tideswell Road, Thorpe Close, Dering Road, Bennetts Way, The Green, Colin Close, Bracken Avenue, Turnpike Link, Crispin Close, Corbett Close, Sumner Road South, Alpha Road, Tulip Close, Sheldon Street, Crowley Crescent, Southbridge Place, Addington Road, The Flyover, Smock Walk, Applegarth, Cooper Road, The Waldrons, Twickenham Close, Daisy Close, Brockham Crescent, Ashburton Close, Barnfield Avenue, Aldrich Crescent, Tilford Avenue, Southwell Road, have needed floor screeding recently. Screeding work was also done in the following local Croydon postcodes: CR0 1JF, CR0 0QB, BR4 9BF, CR0 1BR, CR0 1AT, CR0 1NX, CR0 0LD, CR0 1EQ, CR0 0XB, CR0 1BX.
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